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YIELD-stress fluids beyond Bingham - closing the GAP in modelling real-world yield-stress materials

Objective

Industries based on yield-stress fluids are rapidly expanding in Europe, including key traditional sectors (food, building,
paper) and key emerging technologies (advanced materials, advanced manufacturing). The European Parliament has called
for investment on these sectors, but so far complex fluid processes in these industries are far from understood, as the
research
has generally been small scale and/or technologically flawed. In particular: the poor understanding of yield-stress
fluid rheology and linking of the measured parameters to the yield properties and insufficient models, means that
applications are designed without the understanding of even the basic flow properties (no-flow zones, pressure needed to
initiate flow), which introduces uncertainties and errors; there is a serious shortage of research trained professionals who
combine expertise on complex fluid research, technology and industrial needs. In conjunction with ESR the largest network
in Europe in rheology, this ITN will: develop a European multi-disciplinary, intersectoral educational research framework for
Europe, to comprehensively train 12 early stage researchers (ESRs) to PhD level; provide the research evidence to show
how modern measurement and modelling methods may improve the cost- and resource-efficiency of industrial processes;
provide the European workforce with a much needed new generation of excellent research trained professionals. The
scientific objectives of YIELDGAP covered by the 4 research workpackages are to: establish advanced and highly improved
numerical modelling tools of complex fluids including additives; validate models by lab and field measurements; integrate
measured fluid properties with model parameters; build and disseminate best practices for industry and academia. Using
advanced methods where the YIELDGAP partners are world leading, the work of this ITN will culminate in international
consensus guidelines for yield-stress fluid flow measurement and prediction.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2020
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Sweden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 845 948,88

Participants (6)

PANEPISTIMIO PATRON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 729 052,92
Address
University Campus Rio Patras
265 04 Rio Patras
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II
Italy
EU contribution
€ 522 999,36
Address
Corso Umberto I, 40
80138 Napoli
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DE BORDEAUX
France
EU contribution
€ 274 802,04
Address
Place Pey Berland 35
33000 Bordeaux
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 274 802,04
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
ECOLE SUPERIEURE DE PHYSIQUE ET DECHIMIE INDUSTRIELLES DE LA VILLE DEPARIS
France
EU contribution
€ 274 802,04
Address
Rue Vauquelin 10
75231 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 281 982,96
Address
-
41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments