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Modelling of morphology Development of micro- and Nano Structures

Objective

"MoDeNa aims at developing, demonstrating and assessing an easy-to-use multi-scale software-modelling framework application under an open-source licensing scheme that delivers models with feasible computational loads for process and product design of complex materials. The use of the software will lead to novel research and development avenues that fundamentally improve the properties of these nanomaterials.

As an application case we consider polyurethane foams (PU), which is an excellent example of a large turnover product produced in a variety of qualities and of which the properties are the result of designing and controlling the material structure on all levels of scale, from the molecule to the final product. Polyurethanes are used in furniture, automotive, coatings, construction, thermal insulation and footwear, which are the most important industry sectors. Tailoring these properties requires understanding and detailed modelling of the fundamental material behaviour on all scales.
An open-source software-suite will be constructed that logically interlinks scale and problem specific software of our university groups, using a software orchestrator that communicates information utilizing our proposed new communication standard in both directions, namely upwards to the higher scale and downwards to the lower scale. This feature is unique, enabling the solution of complex material design problems.

By that this project contributes to strengthening the European leadership in design and production of nanocomposite materials with functional properties in general. It will also contribute to strengthening European SME positions in the development of computationally intensive simulation software. Finally, it will contribute to making production processes more efficient by combining scale-specific software tools thereby decreasing the time-to-market. This will enable the exploration of many more alternatives eventually leading to improved products and processes."

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/coating and films
  • /engineering and technology/industrial biotechnology/biomaterials/bioplastics/polyurethane
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software/application software/simulation software
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics
  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology/nano-materials

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2013-SMALL-7
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
Norway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 666 709
Administrative Contact
De Graaf Stefan (Dr.)

Participants (9)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRIESTE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 368 154
Address
Piazzale Europa 1
34127 Trieste
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maurizio Fermeglia (Prof.)
BASF SE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 496 660
Address
Carl Bosch Strasse 38
67063 Ludwigshafen Am Rhein
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Roeper (Prof.)
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 245 161
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Daniele Marchisio (Prof.)
WIKKI LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 454 416
Address
33 Palmerston House, Kensington Place 60
W8 7PU London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jasak Hrvoje (Prof.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 318 668
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alfons Bruekers (Mr.)
FUNDACION IMDEA MATERIALES
Spain
EU contribution
€ 288 995
Address
Calle Eric Kandel 2 Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico Tecnogetafe
28906 Getafe
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Miguel ángel Rodiel (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany
EU contribution
€ 300 465
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Agnes Schmidtgen (Mrs.)
VYSOKA SKOLA CHEMICKO-TECHNOLOGICKA V PRAZE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 301 290
Address
Technicka 5
166 28 Praha
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Hana Stepankova (Mrs.)
DIN DEUTSCHES INSTITUT FUER NORMUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 115 457
Address
Burggrafenstrasse 6
10787 Berlin
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Ralf Swierczyna (Mr.)