Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content

MODENA

:

MOdelling of morphology DEvelopment of micro- and NAnostructures

MOdelling of morphology DEvelopment of micro- and NAnostructures (MoDeNa)

FP7

MoDeNa focuses on the development of an easy-to-use multi-scale software-modelling framework application under an open-source licensing scheme that delivers models with feasible computational loads for process and product design of complex materials. The use of the software will lead to novel research and development avenues that fundamentally improve the properties of these nanomaterials. 

The latest version of the developed multiscale modelling software is hosted on GitHub

In addition, a tar-ball of the latest release and the software documentation​ are available from this site.


Project abstract
As an application case we consider polyurethane foams (PU), which is an excellent example of a large turnover product produced in a variety of qualities and of which the properties are the result of designing and controlling the material structure on all levels of scale, from the molecule to the final product. Polyurethanes are used in furniture, automotive, coatings, construction, thermal insulation and footwear, which are the most important industry sectors. Tailoring these properties requires understanding and detailed modelling of the fundamental material behaviour on all scales. An open-source software-suite will be constructed that logically interlinks scale and problem specific software of our university groups, using a software orchestrator that communicates information utilizing our proposed new communication standard in both directions, namely upwards to the higher scale and downwards to the lower scale. This feature is unique, enabling the solution of complex material design problems. By that this project contributes to strengthening the European leadership in design and production of nanocomposite materials with functional properties in general. It will also contribute to strengthening European SME positions in the development of computationally intensive simulation software. Finally, it will contribute to making production processes more efficient by combining scale-specific software tools thereby decreasing the time-to-market. This will enable the exploration of many more alternatives eventually leading to improved products and processes.

Growing foam  

Read more ...

 

Partners

 
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET - NTNU 
 
UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI TRIESTE - UNITS 
 
BASF 
 
POLITECNICO DI TORINO - POLITO 
 
WIKKI LIMITED 
 
 
 
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN - TUE 
 
FUNDACION IMDEA MATERIALES 
 
UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART - UStutt 
 
VYSOKA SKOLA CHEMICKO-TECHNOLOGICKA V PRAZE - VSCHT 
 
DIN DEUTSCHES INSTITUT FUER NORMUNG E.V. - DIN 
 
 
 
 
 

 MODENA NEWS

 
Chapter contribution to Elsevier book "Clay-polymer nanocompoiste book" from UniTs 
by PRICL SABRINANo presence information
 1/13/2017 2:31 PM

​The MoDeNa partner UniTS has been invited to contribute a Chapter ("Chapter3") on Multiscale modeling of Polymer-clay nanocomposites (edited by Elsevier) in whiche the procedures developed in MoDeNa and the results obtained on TPU/nanocomposites...

 
Materials of the workshop on macroscale modelling available! 
by SRV6\marchisio
 11/4/2016 4:12 PM

​The materials presented at the MoDeNa workshop held at IMDEA in Madrid (Spain) on March 16, 2016 is now available at this link​.


 
New paper presented at 22nd International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering, CHISA 2016 
by SRV6\marchisio
 8/29/2016 5:51 PM

​This paper describes the collaboration between Politecnico di Torino (Turin, Italy) and University of Chemistry and Technology Prague (Prague, Czech Republic) on coupling a macro-scale CFD code with bubble-scale model for simulation of polyurethane foams....

 
New paper presented at the Iternational Conference of Multiphase Flows! 
by SRV6\marchisio
 7/6/2016 2:55 PM

arimi, M., Marchisio, D.L. (2016) Development of a New OpenFOAM VOF-based Solver Coupled with Population Balances for the Simulation of Expanding Polyurethane Foams, 9th International Conference on Multiphase Flow, 22-27/05/2016, Firenze, Italy.​

 
New paper presented at the Iternational Conference of Multiphase Flows! 
by SRV6\marchisio
 7/6/2016 2:54 PM
Ferkl P., Karimi M., Marchisio D.L., Juraj K. (2016) Introducing a Multiscale Modelling Tool for the Simulation of Polyurethane Foams, 9th International Conference on Multiphase Flow, 22-27/05/2016, Firenze, Italy.​ 
 
(More Announcements...)