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Modeliranje in simulacija materialov in procesov (Slovene)

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
2.13.00  Engineering sciences and technologies  Process engineering   
1.07.00  Natural sciences and mathematics  Computer intensive methods and applications   
2.04.00  Engineering sciences and technologies  Materials science and technology   
2.05.00  Engineering sciences and technologies  Mechanics   

Code Science Field
2.11  Engineering and Technology  Other engineering and technologies 
Evaluation (rules)
source: COBISS
Researchers (11)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  12359  PhD Henrik Gjerkeš  Energy engineering  Researcher  2009  238 
2.  30833  PhD Umut Hanoglu  Process engineering  Junior researcher  2009 - 2012  53 
3.  28366  PhD Gregor Kosec  Computer science and informatics  Junior researcher  2009 - 2010  164 
4.  33263  Gregor Košak  Process engineering  Junior researcher  2010 - 2011 
5.  21381  PhD Miha Kovačič  Manufacturing technologies and systems  Researcher  2009 - 2012  245 
6.  33584  PhD Qingguo Liu  Process engineering  Junior researcher  2012  35 
7.  04101  PhD Božidar Šarler  Process engineering  Head  2009 - 2012  1,119 
8.  28913  Štefan Trčko  Materials science and technology  Junior researcher in economics  2009 
9.  32454  PhD Siraj Ul-Islam  Process engineering  Researcher  2010  39 
10.  18084  PhD Gregor Veble  Physics  Researcher  2009 - 2012  55 
11.  23018  PhD Robert Vertnik  Manufacturing technologies and systems  Researcher  2009 - 2012  225 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  1540  University of Nova Gorica  Nova Gorica  5920884000  14,244 
Significance for science
Research program belongs to the modern research area of modelling, simulation and optimisation of processes, materials and products, which plays an ever increasing role in international research - because of the impulses for inexpensive products with a large know-how input, for new materials, products and environmentally friendly technologies. Our research program is actively integrated in this research area by its basic and applied components. In the framework of our fundamental research, we are seeking new approaches in modelling of solid-liquid and solid-solid systems at coupled microscopic and macroscopic scales by using advanced meshfree methods and combinations with computational intelligence. We have among others demonstrated first development and application of meshless methods to industrially relevant turbulent fluid flow problems, first aplication of meshless methods in microstructure modelling (our original point automata method), and first through process model of aluminum and steel production based on artificial neural networks. We are also involved in the development of international test cases for Stefan problems and comparisons between numerical models and experiments. We have omong others for the first time demonstrated discretisation independent results of macrosegregation as well as suggested first international test case for continuous casting of steel. The proposed research has a direct link to international research area (Europe, USA, Asia) through several international projects. International education, originating from the present program, results in the cooperation with CISM, the renowned international advanced school of mechanics in Udine in Italy, and in the module Modelling of Materials and Processes in the framework of post graduated study of Physics at the University of Nova Gorica. The programe group leader has been invited to guest edit a special issues of top ranked journals EABE and IJME in the topics that concide with the research of the programme group, and to write a book for Taylor & Francis/CRC Press publisher on the topics Numerical modelling of multiphase systems, as tackled in the program group. All three activities are underway. The scientific topics of the program group coincide with the EU 2020 research priorities: Nanotechnologies, Advanced materials, Advanced manufacturing systems.
Significance for the country
(1) The program group is actively collaborating with largest, most profitable and export oriented metallurgical companies in Slovenia (on which depend at least 10.000 jobs), such as IMPOL Slovenska Bistrica (continuous casting and thin strip casting of aluminium alloys), METAL Ravne (casting of large steel ingots, electroslag remelting), Štore Steel (through process modelling), TALUM Kidričevo (implementation of nanoparticles in aluminium), HIDRIA Idria (pressure die casting). The listed examples demonstrate spin-offs of our basic project results which influence several million € savings each year and are undoubtedly important for Slovenian industry. The program group contributes to transformation of this traditionally resource and energy intensive industry to knowledge based industry. (2) The advanced aerodynamic design, developed within program group allows Pipistrel plane company to maintain its world leading, NASA awarded role in development of planes. (3) The top end knowledge, gained within the proposed program, fosters the collaboration and export of Slovenian knowledge to global multinational steel equipment process industry (DANIELI from Italy), which just started: A. Mukhopadhyay, B. Šarler, A. Polo, M. Ometto, Integration of Automation Solutions of Casting and Rolling for Better Control of Product Quality, AISTech 2011: Proceedings of the Iron & Steel Technology Conference, May 2-5, 2011, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, Warrendale: Association for Iron and Steel Technology, 2011, vol. 2, pp. 1007-1020, and to the largest producers of stainless steel in Asia through just approved project, supported by the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, project. No. 101112. (4) Last, but not least - the described research strengthens Slovenian scientific and cultural heritage and national identity and has to be at home in Slovenia prior to anywhere else! Jožef Stefan (1835-1893) was among the first who made the analytical foundations for liquid-solid processes. In honour of our great scientist, such processes got the name Stefan problems. This program copes with the field of Stefan problems. (5) The vision of the program group is to maintain the achieved leading role in development of meshless methods and physical modelling of solid-liquid and solid-solid multiphase systems, and to help the Slovenian and global industry in establishment of competitive technological procedures and products in an economic and environmentally friendly way. In addition, the vision of the program group presents also involvement of topmost education in the field of modelling of materials and processes. The vision of the program group is also to enhance its Slovenian state funding, due to the achieved versatile and clearly demonstrated beneficial effects in last four years, and to strengthen the group to ten senior and five junior researchers, actively connected to at least ten researchers in industry and other academic institutions, on this, economically extremely important research field for Slovenia.
Most important scientific results Annual report 2009, 2010, 2011, final report, complete report on dLib.si
Most important socioeconomically and culturally relevant results Annual report 2009, 2010, 2011, final report, complete report on dLib.si
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