ROLICER: Enhanced reliability and lifetime of ceramic components through multi-scale modelling of degradation and damage

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Stress concentration caused by crack formation in conforming contact in ceramics.

Advancing ceramics


In experiments that mimic real world applications, research at the Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials is set to improve the design of ceramic materials

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Large-scale atomistic simulation of a dislocation in a complex material.
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Microscale FE-simulation of the thermo-elastic behaviour of Si3N4.
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Macroscale FE-simulation of the near-surface tensile stresses in non-conforming contact.

RoliCer is an EU-project (ID: 263476) funded by the 7th Framework Programme under the call "Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and new Production Technologies NMP”. RoLiCer is a collaborative research project with a total budget of 3.2 million € running from Dec. 1st 2011 until Dec. 1st 2014.

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The Rolicer project is funded by FP7 under the call NMP.2010.2.5-1 - Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and new Production Technologies with Grant agreement no: 263476.

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