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New ceramic technologies and novel multifunctional ceramic devices and structures

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 606878

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2013

  • End date

    31 October 2017

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 571 864,79

  • EU contribution

    € 2 571 864,79

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO

Italy

Objective

"The CERMAT2 project is aimed to train young researchers in understanding the modelling of Solid Mechanics problems applied to the process and design of advanced ceramics in a synergic collaboration between academia and industry, in view of social developments related to enhancement of industrial production and pollution reduction.
In the EU, the ceramic industry is employing about 200,000 people and involves a production (including bricks, sanitaryware, tiles, technical ceramics, and refractory products) on the order of € 28 billion per year. Industries related to the production of traditional ceramics are well developed in Italy (with a € 9 billion turnover), while advanced ceramics are targeted in Germany and UK (a sector with a 20% growth per year). Advanced ceramics find special (biomedical, thermomechanical or nanotech) applications, where they exhibit unchallenged characteristics (for instance, thermal stability, wear resistance and chemical inertia) and, compared to other finishing materials, can minimize environmental impact. Despite the technical and industrial interest, the production of ceramic components is based on poorly understood empirical processes, often difficult to control. As a consequence, the production of rejected items can still be strongly reduced, a target having an impact on both cost reduction and environment preservation. In fact, the employed technologies involve a massive waste of energy and material, so that even a small increase in the mechanical performance of the ceramic structure would yield a reduction in weight of articles with a deep impact on pollution reduction. The optimization of the production process is directly linked to the modelling of the behaviour of powders and binders used during compaction, in the simulation of sintering, and in the design of mechanical characteristics of the final pieces."

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO

Address

Via Calepina 14
38122 Trento

Italy

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 764 580,50

Administrative Contact

Paolo Dal Piaz (Mr.)

Participants (7)

ENGINSOFT SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 104 317,62

ABERYSTWYTH UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 570 113,25

THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 285 056,62

POLITECHNIKA RZESZOWSKA IM IGNACEGO LUKASIEWICZA PRZ

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 387 830,53

INSTYTUT ENERGETYKI

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 82 024,47

University of Belgrade - Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

Serbia

EU Contribution

€ 179 281,73

VESUVIUS GROUP SA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 198 660

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 606878

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2013

  • End date

    31 October 2017

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 571 864,79

  • EU contribution

    € 2 571 864,79

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO

Italy

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