European Regional Development Fund: EPAnEK 2014-2020 Operational Programme
Call: Competitiveness – Entrepreneurship – Innovation 2018
Type of action: R&I
Duration: 36 Months
Start date: 18 July 2018
Project Title: HEAT – Optimal multiscale design of innovative materials for heat exchange applications
Overall Budget: € 817.951,16
Grant Agreement ID: Τ1ΕΔΚ-04320


The objective of HEAT program is to create and patent a novel Reinforced Composite (RC) material, with an originally designed microstructure for optimal thermal conductivity. The general case of a heat dissipation problem in a pipe will be formulated on multiple scales and will be resolved by simultaneous analysis of the macroscopic and microscopic problem, in the framework of a nested Finite Element solution scheme (FE2). The validated RC models will be used for stochastic optimization of the RC microstructure in order to obtain maximum thermal conductivity. Moreover, innovative microstructures consisting of three-dimensional structures of nano-inclusions will be investigated, regardless of the contemporary manufacturing capabilities using existing techniques. The project has an interdisciplinary nature spanning over a wide range of scientific fields, including molecular engineering, continuous mechanics, stochastic mechanics, optimization and numerical analysis, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology and experimental materials science as well as computer science technology.

Project Participants

National Technical University of Athens – Institute of Structural Analysis and Antiseismic Research (ISAAR) Greece
National Technical University of Athens – Research Unit of Advanced, Composite, Nano materials & Nanotechnology, (R-NANO) Greece
Delta OE Materials Process and Innovation Solutions Greece
Nessos AE Olokliromenon Liseon kai Sistimaton Pliroforikis Greece