Accelerated Metallurgy - the accelerated discovery of alloy formulations using combinatorial principles

akronüüm: ACCMET
algus: 2011-06-15
lõpp: 2016-06-14
 
programm: FP7 - Euroopa Liidu 7. raamprogramm
alaprogramm: NMP - Nanoteadused, nanotehnoloogiad, uued materjalid ja uued tootmistehnoloogiad
instrument: CP-IP - Suuremahulised integreeritud projektid
projektikonkurss: FP7-NMP-2010-LARGE-4
projekti number: 263206
kestus kuudes: 60
partnerite arv: 30
 
lühikokkuvõte: The core concept of Accelerated Metallurgy is to deliver an integrated pilot-scale facility for the combinatorial synthesis and testing of many thousands of unexplored alloy formulations. This facility would be the first of its kind in the world and would represent a significant advance for metallurgy. The novel technology that enables this HTT facility is based on automated, direct laser deposition (DLD). The key feature of this technology is the way in which a mixture of elemental powders is accurately and directly fed into the laser's focal point, heated by the laser beam, and deposited on a substrate in the form of a melt pool, which finally solidifies to create a unique fully-dense alloy button with precise stoichiometry. This robotic alloy synthesis is 1000 times faster than conventional manual methods. Once produced, these discrete mm-sized samples are submitted to a range of automated, standardised tests that will measure chemical, physical and mechanical properties. The vast amount of information will be recorded in a "Virtual Alloy Library" and coupled with computer codes such as neural network models, in order to extract and map out the key trends linking process, composition, structure and properties. The most promising alloy formulations will be further tested, patented and exploited by the 20 end-users. Industrial interests include: (i) new lightweight fuel-saving alloys (<4.5 g/cm3) for aerospace and automotive applications; (ii) new higher-temperature alloys (stable>1000°C) for rockets, gas turbines, jet-engines, nuclear fusion; (iii) new high-Tc superconductor alloys (>30K) that can be wire-drawn for electrical applications; (iv) new high-ZT thermoelectric alloys for converting waste heat directly into electricity; (v) new magnetic and magnetocaloric alloys for motors and refrigeration; and (vi) new phase-change alloys for high-density memory storage. The accelerated discovery of these alloy formulations will have a very high impact on society.
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1 koordinaator EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY FR Martin Zell http://www.esa.int
2 partner INSTALLATION EUROPEENNE DE RAYONNEMENT SYNCHROTRON FR Ian Lishman http://www.esrf.fr
3 partner INSTITUT MAX VON LAUE - PAUL LANGEVIN FR Eileen Clucas http://www.ill.fr
4 partner UNITED KINGDOM ATOMIC ENERGY AUTHORITY UK Sergei Dudarev http://www.ukaea.org.uk
5 partner EADS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH DE Werner Lang http://www.eads.net
6 partner ROLLS ROYCE PLC UK Ian Edmonds http://www.rolls-royce.com
7 partner AVIO S.P.A IT Massimo Negro http://www.aviogroup.com
8 partner CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA IT Massimo Casali http://www.crf.it
9 partner OCAS - ONDERZOEKSCENTRUM VOOR AANWENDING VAN STAAL N.V. BE Christophe Van De Slycke
10 partner MAGNESIUM ELEKTRON LIMITED UK Tim Wilks http://www.luxfer.com
11 partner JOHNSON MATTHEY PLC. UK Alan Herbert http://www.matthey.com
12 partner BRUKER EAS GMBH DE Olga Malachowski http://www.bruker-eas.com
13 partner MOLYCORP SILMET AS EE Jane Paju http://www.silmet.ee
14 partner NORSK TITANIUM COMPONENTS AS NO Petter Gjorvad http://www.norsktitanium.no
15 partner TLS TECHNIK GMBH & CO. SPEZIALPULVER KG DE Norbert Ludwig http://www.tls-technik.de
16 partner MTT TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED UK Ian Mclean http://www.mtt-group.com
17 partner GRANTA DESIGN LTD UK James Goddin http://www.grantadesign.com
18 partner avantys engineering GmbH & Co. KG DE Markus Van Wesel http://www.avantys.de
19 partner Strategisch Initiatief Materialen BE Johan Paul http://www.flamac.be
20 partner FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V DE Maximilian Steiert http://www.fraunhofer.de
21 partner STIFTELSEN SINTEF NO Tove Lillian Hønstad http://www.sintef.no
22 partner DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET DK Jean-Claude Grivel http://www.dtu.dk
23 partner UNIVERSITE DE ROUEN FR Monique Calvo-Dahlborg http://www.univ-rouen.fr
24 partner THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM UK Paul Bowen http://www.bham.ac.uk
25 partner AKADEMIA GORNICZO-HUTNICZA IM. STANISLAWA STASZICA W KRAKOWIE PL Elzbieta Godlewska http://www.agh.edu.pl/en
26 partner UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO IT Alessandro De Filippo http://www.unito.it
27 partner THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD UK Joanne Watson http://www.shef.ac.uk
28 partner UNIVERSITAET ULM DE Rainer Jerg
29 partner CARDIFF UNIVERSITY UK Nick Bodycombe http://www.cardiff.ac.uk
30 partner THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE UK Renata Schaeffer http://www.cam.ac.uk