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Predictive through process microstructural modelling of rolling and extrusion of aluminium alloys for client oriented and flexible (VIRFAB)

Objective

The European aluminium manufacturing industry can only keep its present competitiveness if it can provide superior quality. Furthermore, the industry is obliged to produce with minimal environmental impact. To date, specific processing conditions are optimised on a piecemeal basis using specific models. Full optimisation can only be reached when the combined influence of all the processing parameters during fabrication is known. To make this knowledge applicable it is necessary that it is put in the form of a linked model, a Through Process Model. Such a TPM will provide the industry with a way to tune their processing route and thus their products towards the specific demands of their customers. Optimisation and intelligent processing will lead towards zero waste production and widen the possibilities to use alloys produced using a higher fraction of recycled aluminium. It is expected that this project will generate direct economic advantage of 154 M EURO. The indirect advantage for the whole EU will be even larger.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

CORUS TECHNOLOGY BV
Address
Wenckebachstraat 1
Velsen Noord
Netherlands

Participants (15)

AACHEN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Germany
Address
Intzestr. 10
52056 Aachen
AACHEN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Germany
Address
Kopernikusstraße 14
52056 Aachen
ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS
France
Address
158,Cours Fauriel 158 Bis Ecole Des Mines De Saint-eti
42023 Saint-etienne
ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS
France
Address
Cours Fauriel 158
42023 Saint-etienne
Alcan International Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
Southam Road
OX16 7SP Banbury
FOUNDATION FOR TECHNICAL AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH AT THE NORWEGIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Norway
Address
Alfred Getz Vei 2B
Trondheim
FOUNDATION NETHERLANDS INSTITUTE FOR METALS RESEARCH
Netherlands
Address
Rotterdamseweg 137
2628 AL Delft
HYDRO ALUMINIUM AS
Norway
Address
Romsdalsveien 1
6600 Sunndalsoera
INSTITUTET FÖR METALLFORSKNING AB
Sweden
Address
48,Drottning Kristinas Vag 48
114 28 Stockholm
NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Norway
Address
Alfred Getz Vei 2
7491 Trondheim
PECHINEY S.A.
France
Address
Place Du Chancelier Adenauer 7
75016 Paris
RAYTEK GMBH
Germany
Address
45-49,Blankenburger Strasse 135
13189 Berlin
SAPA AB
Sweden
Address

612 81 Finspaang
UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
Address
Mappin Street
S1 3JD Sheffield
VEREINIGTE ALUMINIUMWERKE AG
Germany
Address
25,Georg Von Boeselagerstrasse 25
53117 Bonn