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Multiscale Analysis of Thermomechanical Behaviour of Granular Materials

Objective

Granular materials are ubiquitous in nature and in various industries, such as chemicals, pharmaceuticals, food and ceramics. Their thermomechanical behaviours are governed by the interactions between solid particles, as well as between particles and the surrounding media (gas or liquid). Although granular materials have been investigated extensively, there are still some unsolved challenging issues concerning the thermomechanical behaviours, including heat generation (i.e. self-heating) and transfer, and thermal effects on material properties and process performance. Furthermore, the unique thermomechanical attributes have led to emerging applications with granular materials, such as additive manufacturing, powder coating, high quality composites, insulation and efficient thermal processing for energy conservation, but there is a lack of mechanistic understanding of thermomechanical behaviour of granular materials in these emerging applications. MATHEGRAM will hence deliver a timely, concerted research and training programme to address these challenges, bringing together a multi-disciplinary and inter-sectorial consortium consisting of 6 leading academic institutes, 4 non-academic beneficiaries and 6 partner organisations from 8 EU member states. Our vision is to develop robust new numerical models and novel experimental techniques that can predict and characterise heat generation and transfer, as well as thermal effects in granular materials. The enhanced mechanistic understanding of granular materials will enable them to be used in diverse industries, while also achieving energy conservation and CO2 emission reduction. We will also train a cohort of 15 ESRs with balanced gender, who will be the next generation scientific and technological leaders with competency and the research and transferable skills to work effectively across disciplinary and sectoral boundaries.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/composites
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/coating and films
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/ceramics
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/gas
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/manufacturing engineering/additive manufacturing
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/theoretical physics/particles

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
Address
Stag Hill
GU2 7XH Guildford
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 606 345,12

Participants (9)

AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 252 788,40
Address
Willy-messerschmitt-strasse 1
82024 Taufkirchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 274 802,04
Address
Rue De L'universite 147
75338 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
JOHNSON MATTHEY PLC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 303 172,56
Address
Farringdon Street 25 5Th Floor
EC4A 4AB London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SALERNO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 522 999,36
Address
Via Giovanni Paolo Ii 132
84084 Fisciano Sa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DCS COMPUTING GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 264 207,24
Address
Industriezeile 35
4020 Linz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRE INTERNACIONAL DE METODES NUMERICS EN ENGINYERIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 250 904,88
Address
C Gran Capitan, Edifici C1, Campus Nord Upc Sn
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 606 345,12
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 824 406,12
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 264 207,24
Address
Rechbauerstrasse 12
8010 Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (5)

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EUROPEAN SYNCHROTRON RADIATION FACILITY
France
Address
71 Avenue Des Martyrs
38000 Grenoble
Activity type
Research Organisations
JANSSEN PHARMACEUTICA NV
Belgium
Address
Turnhoutseweg 30
2340 Beerse
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SAINT GOBAIN RECHERCHE SA
France
Address
Quai Lucien Lefranc 39
93300 Aubervilliers
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BASF SE
Germany
Address
Carl Bosch Strasse 38
67063 Ludwigshafen Am Rhein
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)