Partners


FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Tecnalia Research & Innovation is a private non profitable technological research centre, settled in Derio (Spain) with around 1.400 people on staff. TECNALIA operates in all the fields of today and tomorrow's industry: Industry and Transport, Information and Communication Technologies, Building, Energy and Environment, Innovation Systems and Health and Quality of Life. The project will be developed by the Steelmaking area of the Industry and Transport division with an extensive experience in the development of new steel grades for different applications and the modelling of processes of steel manufacturing and development of tools for improving the product quality/properties and reducing costs, time and environmental impact. Specifically, in relation to the SHELL-THICK project, this area is expert in the solidification process and their modelling, and the development of predictive systems (based on mathematical models and/or data driven models) and complex systems optimization. It is also well equipped with several simulation software tools (such as ANSYS-FLUENT, Abaqus, Pam-Stamp 2G..), as well as melting & casting facilities and laboratories for microstructural and mechanical characterization of steels.


FERRIERE NORD SPA

Ferriere Nord, leading company of the Pittini Group, is an international company that operates in the field of steel intended for building purposes. This leadership is consolidated in the field of highly safe and highly ductile steel for reinforced concrete bearing the HD® Pittini trademark. Ferriere Nord, with its two manufacturing facilities in Osoppo and Potenza, can rely on two electric steel mills, two rolling mills for the production of steel bars and coils for reinforced concrete, one rolling plant for wire rod and several plants for the production of meshes and lattice girders. All manufacturing steps are directly controlled, thus ensuring uniform, reliable and high quality products.


ERGOLINES LAB s.r.l

Established in 1998, Ergolines is an Italian SME committed to the development of cutting edge technologies for the steelmaking industry, with a customer network covering 44 Countries. It has developed a wide range of products specifically designed for special steels production, including Electro Magnetic Stirrers (EMSs) and special instruments designed around the requirements of a continuous casting facility, which are then personalized for each individual customer. It is this custom-made approach that makes Ergolines unique in its market and guarantees tailor-made solutions, extreme design flexibility and personalized engineering. Ergolines also develops dedicated sensors to monitor key process parameters, including steel meniscus level sensors, mold powder thickness monitoring systems and powder feeding technologies, sensors for the monitoring of the mold oscillation bench and a dedicated gaussmeter for EMSs magnetic field characterization. By drawing on its expertise in the design of dedicated technologies for process control in steel continuous casting, Ergolines contributes key know-how to the SHELL-THICK project


UNIVERSITY OF BATH

University of Bath: is one of the leading research intensive universities in the United Kingdom, with a robust infrastructure to support the development of research and maximise its value and impact. The SHELL-THICK project will be carried out by the Engineering tomography lab (ETL). ETL is a world leading centre in new and emerging tomographic imaging, with particular strength and leadership in induction tomography. The ETL lab has developed three different types of induction tomography system in past five years, ranging from 1KHz to 20 MHz, and has great experience in tomographic imaging algorithm with an extensive range of image reconstruction methods including shape based reconstruction algorithms as well as a number of temporal/spectral methods for induction tomography.