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New ceramic technologies and novel multifunctional ceramic devices and structures

Obiettivo

"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."

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Coordinatore

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO
Indirizzo
Via Calepina 14
38122 Trento
Italia
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contributo UE
€ 764 580,50
Contatto amministrativo
Paolo Dal Piaz (Mr.)

Partecipanti (7)

ENGINSOFT SPA
Italia
Contributo UE
€ 104 317,62
Indirizzo
Via Della Stazione 27
38100 Trento
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Angelo Messina (Mr.)
ABERYSTWYTH UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Contributo UE
€ 570 113,25
Indirizzo
Visualisation Centre Penglais
SY23 3BF Aberystwyth
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Wiktoria Miszuris (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
United Kingdom
Contributo UE
€ 285 056,62
Indirizzo
Brownlow Hill 765 Foundation Building
L69 7ZX Liverpool
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Suzanne Halpin (Ms.)
POLITECHNIKA RZESZOWSKA IM IGNACEGO LUKASIEWICZA PRZ
Polonia
Contributo UE
€ 387 830,53
Indirizzo
Al Powstancow Warszawy 12
35-959 Rzeszow
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Feliks Stachowicz (Prof.)
INSTYTUT ENERGETYKI
Polonia
Contributo UE
€ 82 024,47
Indirizzo
Ul. Mory 8
01 330 Warszawa
Tipo di attività
Other
Contatto amministrativo
Magdalena Gromada (Dr.)
University of Belgrade - Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Serbia
Contributo UE
€ 179 281,73
Indirizzo
Kraljice Marije 16
11120 Belgrade
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Vladimir Buljak (Dr.)
VESUVIUS GROUP SA
Belgio
Contributo UE
€ 198 660
Indirizzo
Rue De Douvrain 17
7011 Ghlin
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Severine Romero Baivier (Dr.)