17th OpenFOAM Workshop

VIPCOAT consortium partner WIKKI is organizing the 17th OpenFOAM Workshop, which will be held in Cambridge, UK from 11 to 14 July 2022, at Cambridge University. The Workshop will be organized as a hybrid event allowing participants to join in person or online. This is a great opportunity to present your research to the OpenFOAM Community. Work-in-progress is gladly seen as well. It is also a great opportunity to disseminate the VIPCOAT project to the audience that is heavily involved in simulation techniques. For readers interested enough to join the OpenFOAM Community, contact the Organizing committee at m.horvat@wikki.co.uk or h.jasak@wikki.co.uk

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European Corrosion Congress (EUROCORR)

VIPCOAT consortium organizes the focused session “Modeling Sustainable Active Protective Coatings” at the EUROCORR22 “Corrosion in a Changing World – Energy, Mobility, Digitalization” in Berlin next year. The consortium members Theo Hack (AIRBUS), Arjan Mol (TUD), Herman Terryn (VUB) and Mikhail Zheludkevich (Hereon) will organize the joint event of EFC WP22 (Corrosion Control in Aerospace), WP8 (Physico-Chemical Methods for Corrosion Testing), WP14 (Coatings), and WP6 (Surface Science, Corrosion Mechanisms and Modeling), to bring together scientists and engineers from academia and industry and to share the latest results, developments and innovations related to development of active corrosion protection technologies applied in aerospace and other branches.
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ECCOMAS Congress 2022

ECCOMAS Congress 2022 accepted VIPCOAT proposal for the organization of a Minisymposium titled “Mathematical models and simulation tools for functional coatings”. Natalia Konchakova (Hereon) Peter Klein (Fraunhofer ITWM) and Heinz A. Preisig (NTNU) will organize the event together with colleagues from academia (Daniel Höche, Hereon, H2020 project OntoTrans) and industry (Ulf Schoeneberg, Evonik Operations GmbH).
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Multidisciplinary training

Multidisciplinary training is the part of VIPCOAT strategy on the Continues Professional Development. Two internal workshops on the Software development culture and Best practice, Materials modelling workshop and Nano-containers workshop were provided by different partners in the first half a year.

VIPCOAT-related PhD electrochemical school

Researches from VUB (Tom Hauffman and Herman Terryn ) are organizing an Electrochemical Doctoral School in the end of November 2021. The Doctoral School is open for PhD students and academia / industrial researchers seeking an in-depth understanding of electrochemical phenomena. This year the school does online.
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OntoTrans Workshop

VIPCOAT project has been presented on March 16 at OntoTrans First Open Workshop.
Natalia Konchakova, Peter Klein, and Heinz A. Preisig introduced VIPCOAT project and discussed the topic on Active protective coating ontology creation. Some ideas for the cooperation of VIPCOAT and OntoTrans projects have been presented.
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Cooperation Workshop: meeting with OIP projects

On February 17, 2022, VIPCOAT project was presented at the Cooperation Workshop of the OIP-projects organized by OpenModel consortia.
Peter Klein, Heinz A. Preisig and Natalia Konchakova gave an overview and advances of the VIPCOAT project and presented some ideas for technical cooperation in the fields of multi-criteria optimization, interoperability, ProMo and BPMN.
The agenda of the Workshop could be found here

ECCA congress

VIPCOAT project will be presented at the ECCA Congress in Brussels on November 29-30, 2021. Natalia Konchakova and Peter Klein will provide an invited lecture on Modelling Supported Design of Active Protective Coatings.
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Nanotechnoloty2021 conference

Cooperation with OIP projects (MUSICODE and OpenModel) has been started on July 08, 2021 in the frame of the nanotechnoloty2021 conference at the Workshop on Open Innovation and Standardization. Technical cooperation between three Horizon 2020 projects MUSICODE, OpenModel and VIPCOAT, running under call DT-NMBP-11-2020, was discussed at the second workshop on September 01-03, which took place in the hybrid format (as a physical event in Brussels and online).
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1st Corrosion and Materials Degradation Web Conference

Herman Terryn from Vrije Universiteit Brussel presented VIPCOAT at the 1st Corrosion and Materials Degradation Web Conference on May 18 2021. Hermann got the invited lecture “Prediction of Atmospheric Corrosion by FEM Modelling: Challenges and Bottlenecks”, which included focused topic of the project – corrosion modelling.
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At the eSSENCE-EMMC-meeting-2021, on June 07. 2021 the project objectives and general ideas have been presented. VIPCOAT will ensure Sustainable Corrosion Protection through Materials Modelling and Digitalization.
Vipcoat Poster (1,3 MB)

6th International Conference of Engineering Against

VIPCOAT project focus and aims have been presented by the coordinator at 6th International Conference of Engineering Against Failure (ICEAF 6). Natalia Konchakova from Hereon provided the keynote lecture “Modelling Supported Design of New Active Protective Coatings”.
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The VIPCOAT Project received funding from the European Union‘s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No 952903