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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).

Coordinator

UNIVERSITE DE LIMOGES
Net EU contribution
€ 788 626,80
Address
François Mitterrand 33
87032 Limoges
France

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Region
Nouvelle-Aquitaine Limousin Haute-Vienne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (5)

AKADEMIA GORNICZO-HUTNICZA IM. STANISLAWA STASZICA W KRAKOWIE
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 448 274,88
Address
Al Adama Mickiewicza 30
30-059 Krakow

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Region
Makroregion południowy Małopolskie Miasto Kraków
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 747 649,44
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Städteregion Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
MONTANUNIVERSITAET LEOBEN
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 511 868,16
Address
Franz Josef Strasse 18
8700 Leoben

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Region
Südösterreich Steiermark Östliche Obersteiermark
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITE D'ORLEANS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 525 751,20
Address
Chateau De La Source
45067 Orleans Cedex 2

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Region
Centre — Val de Loire Centre — Val de Loire Loiret
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 715 069,08
Address
Largo Do Paco
4704 553 Braga

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Region
Continente Norte Cávado
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Partners (8)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

ALTEO GARDANNE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Route De Biver
13120 Gardanne

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Region
Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Bouches-du-Rhône
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

EDILIANS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
65 Chemin Du Moulin Carron
69570 Dardilly

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Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Rhône-Alpes Rhône
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

MAGNESITA REFRACTORIES GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Itterpark 1
40724 Hilden

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Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf Mettmann
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

Pyrotek Scandinavia AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Hökedalen
668 21 Ed

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Region
Södra Sverige Västsverige Västra Götalands län
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

RHI AG
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Wienerbergstrasse 9
1100 Wien

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Region
Wien Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

SAINT-GOBAIN CENTRE DE RECHERCHES ET D'ETUDES EUROPEEN
France
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
12 Place De L'iris Tour Saint-gobain
92400 Courbevoie

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Hauts-de-Seine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

TATA STEEL IJMUIDEN BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Wenckebachstraat 1
1951JZ Velsen Noord

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Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland IJmond
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

FEDERATION FOR INTERNATIONAL REFRACTORY RESEARCH AND EDUCATION
Canada
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
1, Place Ville Marie, Bureau 2500
Montréal (Québec)

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00