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Multiscale computational approach to the design of polymer-matrix nanocomposites

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 295355

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2011

  • End date

    30 September 2014

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 252 768

  • EU contribution

    € 1 491 798

Coordinated by:

STICHTING DUTCH POLYMER INSTITUTE

Netherlands

Objective

"This project aims at the development of multiscale simulation methodology and software for predicting the morphology (spatial distribution and state of aggregation of nanoparticles), thermal (glass temperature), mechanical (viscoelastic storage and loss moduli, plasticity, fracture toughness and compression strength), electrical and optical properties of soft and hard polymer matrix nanocomposites from the atomic-level characteristics of their constituent nanoparticles and macromolecules and from the processing conditions used in their preparation.

The hierarchical simulation methodology and software to be developed will be validated against two main categories of systems: silica-filled natural and synthetic rubbers and carbon nanotube filled thermoset resins. The novel ground-breaking modelling methodology should significantly improve the reliable design and processability of nanocomposites contributing to the EU Grand Challenges for reduction of CO2 emission, energy savings by light-weight high-strength nanocomposites, mobility and improved living environment. The successful outcome of the project will constitute an important advance in the state of the art and will have immediate industrial, economic and environmental impact.

The multiscale simulation methodology of EU-COMPNANOCOMP focuses on soft nanocomposites (thermoplastics) whereas the complementary RU-COMPNANOCOMP focuses on glassy nanocomposites (thermosets)(grey in proposal). RU-COMPNANOCOMP is completed with EU partners for experimental validation of the multiscale modelling codes. Both EU and RU consortia work on the development of algorithms to be integrated in a multiscale modelling software package for further commercialization.

A total of 213.5 man months completed with 26 man months from own resources is proposed with a project duration of 36 months appropriate for achieving the challenging objectives. EU-COMPNANOCOMP has a total cost of 2.3 million € with EC funding of 1.5 million € requested."
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Coordinator

STICHTING DUTCH POLYMER INSTITUTE

Address

John F Kennedylaan 2
5600 Ax Eindhoven

Netherlands

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 161 579

Administrative Contact

Denka Hristova-Bogaerds (Dr.)

Participants (7)

RHODIA OPERATIONS

France

EU Contribution

€ 131 346

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 181 030

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 396 135

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 187 228

GENERAL ELECTRIC DEUTSCHLAND HOLDING GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 101 540

CENTRO EUROPEO PER I POLIMERI NANOSTRUTTURATI SCARL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 197 100

UNIVERSITAET ULM

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 135 840

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 295355

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2011

  • End date

    30 September 2014

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 252 768

  • EU contribution

    € 1 491 798

Coordinated by:

STICHTING DUTCH POLYMER INSTITUTE

Netherlands

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