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Advanced THermomechanical mOdelling of Refractory linings

Objective

Refractories are heat-resistant materials used as inner linings of high temperature furnaces, reactors and processing units. ATHOR (Advanced THermomechanical multiscale mOdelling of Refractory linings) is an innovative, collaborative and interdisciplinary project that brings together 6 academic beneficiaries and 8 private partners. The main objective is to develop high-end engineering technologies in material engineering and numerical simulations thanks to an intensive cooperation between academia, raw materials suppliers, refractory producers and end-users. Starting from material characterization, all significant properties will be investigated, including fracture behaviour, tension and compression creep behaviour, corrosion and thermal shock resistance. The interdisciplinary aspects will be addressed thanks to a multiscale approach looking at the influences of micro-, meso- and macro-characteristics on each other. To conduct their research and interlink the different topics, the 15 recruited researchers will take advantage of the most sophisticated numerical tools to model, design and predict the life of different lining configurations in critical operation conditions.
The current financial situation of the European steel industry urges the producers to dramatically reduce their production costs. This project is expected to substantially contribute to find solutions through the design of more robust and more reliable refractory linings. Not only the total cost of refractory materials is then reduced, but the equipment’s availability and the process control are improved. In addition to the large energy savings that meet the industrial partner’s interests, the project will help to reduce the environmental impact of high temperature processes.
The ATHOR network is deeply committed to provide a combination of research and training activities which will support and enlarge the initiative of the Federation for International Refractory Research and Education (FIRE).

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2017
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

UNIVERSITE DE LIMOGES
Address
François Mitterrand 33
87032 Limoges
France
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 788 626,80

Participants (5)

AKADEMIA GORNICZO-HUTNICZA IM. STANISLAWA STASZICA W KRAKOWIE
Poland
EU contribution
€ 448 274,88
Address
Al Adama Mickiewicza 30
30-059 Krakow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 747 649,44
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MONTANUNIVERSITAET LEOBEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 511 868,16
Address
Franz Josef Strasse 18
8700 Leoben
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE D'ORLEANS
France
EU contribution
€ 525 751,20
Address
Chateau De La Source
45067 Orleans Cedex 2
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 715 069,08
Address
Largo Do Paco
4704 553 Braga
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (8)

ALTEO GARDANNE
France
Address
Route De Biver
13120 Gardanne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EDILIANS
France
Address
65 Chemin Du Moulin Carron
69570 Dardilly
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MAGNESITA
Germany
Address
Itterpark 1
40724 Hilden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PYROTEK
Sweden
Address
Hökedalen
668 21 Ed
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RHI
Austria
Address
Wienerbergstrasse 9
1100 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SAINT-GOBAIN CENTRE DE RECHERCHES ET D'ETUDES EUROPEEN
France
Address
12 Place De L'iris Tour Saint-gobain
92400 Courbevoie
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TATA STEEL IJMUIDEN BV
Netherlands
Address
Wenckebachstraat 1
1951JZ Velsen Noord
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FIRRE
Canada
Address
1, Place Ville Marie, Bureau 2500
Montréal (Québec)
Activity type
Other