-European Network for Alloy Behaviour Law Enhancement-

 

 

 

 

AN OUTSTANDING

COLLABORATION

A  group of 9 Early Stage Researchers will be trained within world leading research teams.  They will be introduced to novel approaches and applications while exploiting advances in fundamental research.

 

 

 To  “enable” this vision, each trainee will join a team of closely integrated world-class experts in mechanical science, materials science and computer science/numerical methods.

 

Additional cross-disciplinary training (intellectual property, patenting, entrepreneurship, communication, open science, gender balance awareness, etc.) and a strong involvement on the part of the 12 Industries,  SMEs, and research centres will provide the students with transferable skills and complementary competencies which will improve their research abilities and enhance their future employability.

AN AMBITIOUS

EUROPEAN

TRAINING PROJECT

MSCA-ITN/ETN

ABOUT

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The project Enable is financed by the H2020 programme under the “Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN action”.

The European Training Network  actively involves academics and industrial partners in training a new generation of young researchers for the future of manufacturing. By developing new solutions for forecasting and mastering processes relevant for all factories using metallic alloys, ENABLE proposes a complete rethink of the usual process simulation methods. Innovative multiscale (from microscopic to macroscopic scales), and multi-physics (strong thermomechanical and microstructural couplings) are addressed  multi-level advanced (TRL 1 to 8) simulation.

The modelling proposed by ENABLE can be used to create specifically tailored material microstructures to create material properties and residual stress states to improve the components’ performance. These advance will lead to the development of new tools better suited to production  with reduced premature wear, increased service life, improved tools, etc. and will reduce production time and thereby production costs.

 

9

ESR

Early-Stage-Researcher

OBJECTIVES

Training-Science-Excellence

TAKE INTO

ACCOUNT

CUMULATIVE EFFECTS

RETHINK THE USUAL PROCESS METHOD

SUSTAIN THE EUROPEAN

INNOVATION CAPACITY

 

The ever-increasing emphasis on sustainable growth has affected mechanical engineering tremendously. Nowadays, components and products must be efficient, durable and lightweight.

Manufacturing is often only seen as a step in creating a product as efficiently as possible without “too many negative side effects” on the component. This is usually the driving force of design for manufacture. Innovative solutions to reduce costs and weight without compromising performance require mastery of the entire manufacturing process.

Each manufactured part is the result of the cumulative effect of the various processes encountered along the whole manufacturing chain.

 

 

 

LINK MECHANICAL

ASPECTS

TO MATERIALS ASPECTS

 

 

The mechanical properties of metal alloys are commonly used in industrial shaping processes to produce components meeting specific requirements. Manufacturers must optimize their production processes to meet the high demand for new products of greater value in terms of accessibility, quality, productivity and profitability.

 

The presence of complex phenomena related to fields such as continuum mechanics, thermo-mechanics, metallurgy and chemistry complicates attempts to control these processes. These phenomena are even more complex in the presence of high stains, high strain rates and high thermal gradients. Predicting the final mechanical state of a structure subjected to dynamic loading involves numerical calculations that require a complete description of the materials’ dynamic behaviour.

 

 This description requires the choice of the best model, in terms of both algorithmic calculation code relevance and mechanical relevance. The scientific barriers to overcome concern the constitutive laws of engineered materials, the tribology of the processes, the development of fast and accurate numerical simulation methods, and experimental validation through local strain and temperature field measurements.

 

TOWARDS

THERMOMECHANICAL

&  MICROSTRUCTURAL

STRONG COUPLING

The research and development departments of many industrial companies need more appropriate models for materials’ behaviour under extreme loads, in order to provide more accurate and realistic simulations. Unfortunately, they are forced to use empirical laws that are poorly suited to an ever-greater need for precision.

 

The kinetics of the changes occurring during loading (hardening, residual stresses, phase transformation or particle precipitation, recrystallization, etc.) are still insufficiently taken into account and inexorably lead to significant changes in the microstructure, varying totally from the original material, which may in some cases result in non-compliance or dramatic in-service strength defects.

 

Calculating homogenisation from one scale to another is extremely complicated and does not allow for thermo-mechanical and microstructural coupling. The approach used in ENABLE will make it possible to link the metallurgical and mechanical response of the material to explicit variables relating to microstructure. Recent developments in information technology and characterization (High Performance Computing, Scanning Electron Microscopy, new sensors etc.) enable us to carry out this research today.

 

STRATEGY

Transferable-Transectoral-Interdisciplinary

IMPROVE

EMPLOYABILITY

IN ALL SECTORS

ENABLE THE DRIVING FORCES

STRUCTURING THE DOCTORAL RESEARCH TRAINING AT THE EUROPEAN LEVEL

 

The strategy to match European objectives of developing a competitive manufacturing industry is mainly based on an ambitious, interdisciplinary research programme, focused upon scientific excellence. The research programme has been designed to exploit the complementary expertise of the network members.

 

The ENABLE project is perfectly in line with the MARIE SKŁODOWSKA-CURIE ACTIONS ITN. Within ENABLE, young researchers will benefit from a fertile environment, well-suited to launching and developing their professional careers within the rapidly expanding field of interaction between material, numerical, mechanical and process simulations. Regular exchanges and sharing among the ESRs during the project will be a key factor for establishing new inter-team collaborations and significantly strengthening existing collaborations.

 

Through ENABLE they will increase their skillsets, both research-related and transferable, leading to improved employability and career prospects both inside and outside academia (leading in the long term to more successful careers). Visits to private sector partners and 10 months of secondment will be mandatory, to provide the ESRs with good exposure to the job market and private sector requirements. All ESRs will spend time working in a different European country and thereby enjoy significantly broader horizons than those of a typical single-country-based researcher.

 

TAKE INTO

ACCOUNT

CUMULATIVE EFFECTS

TRAINING-MATERIAL-PROCESS-MODELLING-MANAGEMENT COMMUNICATION

WORK PACKAGES

 

In order to extend the benefits of the ENABLE project to a wide range of industrial actors, the simulation will be carried out on several widely-used processes: Machining (M), Friction Stir Welding  (FSW) and Additive Manufacturing  (AM).

 

These processes are chosen because they are all thermo-mechanical and challenging to model and execute in practice. The most popular metals in industry, namely Titanium, Nickel based and Aluminium alloys, will be chosen for the scientific investigation.

 

All the results will have to extend to other types of alloy. The research programme is divided between 3 poles (Material, Modelling and Processes) corresponding to 3 scientific work packages.

 

AN AMBITIOUS

EUROPEAN

TRAINING PROJECT

KNOWLEDGE TRIANGLE PHILOSOPHY

SYMBIOSIS

 

The proposed project has been co-constructed by academics and industries in line with today’s markets requirements and taking into account the “knowledge triangle philosophy” focusing on a strong interaction between research, education and innovation, which are key drivers of a knowledge-based society.

 

SYNERGY

Students-Companies-Universisties-Innovation

This project received funding from the European Union's Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Innovative Training Networks (ITN) H2020-MSCA-ITN-2017 under grant agreement N°764979

This project received funding from the European Union's Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Innovative Training Networks (ITN) H2020-MSCA-ITN-2017

under grant agreement N°764979

For info:

dimitri.jacquin@u-bordeaux.fr

RETHINK THE USUAL PROCESS METHOD

ABOUT

 

The project Enable is financed by the H2020 programme under the “Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN action”.

The European Training Network  actively involves academics and industrial partners in training a new generation of young researchers for the future of manufacturing. By developing new solutions for forecasting and mastering processes relevant for all factories using metallic alloys, ENABLE proposes a complete rethink of the usual process simulation methods. Innovative multiscale (from microscopic to macroscopic scales), and multi-physics (strong thermomechanical and microstructural couplings) are addressed  multi-level advanced (TRL 1 to 8) simulation.

The modelling proposed by ENABLE can be used to create specifically tailored material microstructures to create material properties and residual stress states to improve the components’ performance. These advance will lead to the development of new tools better suited to production  with reduced premature wear, increased service life, improved tools, etc. and will reduce production time and thereby production costs.

 

A  group of 9 Early Stage Researchers will be trained within world leading research teams.  They will be introduced to novel approaches and applications while exploiting advances in fundamental research.

To  “enable” this vision, each trainee will join a team of closely integrated world-class experts in mechanical science, materials science and computer science/numerical methods.

Additional cross-disciplinary training (intellectual property, patenting, entrepreneurship, communication, open science, gender balance awareness, etc.) and a strong involvement on the part of the 12 Industries,  SMEs, and research centres will provide the students with transferable skills and complementary competencies which will improve their research abilities and enhance their future employability.

 

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RETHINK THE USUAL PROCESS METHOD

ABOUT

 

The project Enable is financed by the H2020 programme under the “Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN action”.

The European Training Network  actively involves academics and industrial partners in training a new generation of young researchers for the future of manufacturing. By developing new solutions for forecasting and mastering processes relevant for all factories using metallic alloys, ENABLE proposes a complete rethink of the usual process simulation methods. Innovative multiscale (from microscopic to macroscopic scales), and multi-physics (strong thermomechanical and microstructural couplings) are addressed  multi-level advanced (TRL 1 to 8) simulation.

The modelling proposed by ENABLE can be used to create specifically tailored material microstructures to create material properties and residual stress states to improve the components’ performance. These advance will lead to the development of new tools better suited to production  with reduced premature wear, increased service life, improved tools, etc. and will reduce production time and thereby production costs.

 

A  group of 9 Early Stage Researchers will be trained within world leading research teams.  They will be introduced to novel approaches and applications while exploiting advances in fundamental research.

To  “enable” this vision, each trainee will join a team of closely integrated world-class experts in mechanical science, materials science and computer science/numerical methods.

Additional cross-disciplinary training (intellectual property, patenting, entrepreneurship, communication, open science, gender balance awareness, etc.) and a strong involvement on the part of the 12 Industries,  SMEs, and research centres will provide the students with transferable skills and complementary competencies which will improve their research abilities and enhance their future employability.