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September 14th - 17th, 2014

Sunday, 14th September 2014
18:00 - 21:00Ice Breaker Party at Alliance Hotel

Monday, 15th September 2014

09:00 - 10:00

Introducing session

Session chairman:
B. Rentier, University of Liège; B. Kuhn, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany

09:00 - 09:10Welcome from ULg / Cranfield / Forschungszentrum JülichB. Rentier (ULg); B. Kuhn (FZ Jülich)
09:10 - 09:35EU HORIZON 2020 energy perspectives in terms of materialsD. Blagoeva (European Commission, DG Research & Innovation)
09:35 - 10:00The U.S. Fossil Energy Advanced Materials Research ProgramB. Romanosky (NETL DOE, USA)
10:00 - 12:00

Dissemination session EU-project “NextGenPower”

Session chairman:
J. Oakey, Cranfield University, United Kingdom

10:00 - 10:20Overview of the NextGenPower ProjectA. Stam (DNV Kema, NL)
10:20 - 10:40Boiler Corrosion and OxidationN. Simms (Cranfield University, UK)
10:40 - 11:00Coffee break
11:00 - 11:20Boiler Materials Mechanical PropertiesS. Linn (TU Darmstadt, GER)
11:20 - 11:40Castings for Steam TurbinesR. Leese (Goodwin Steel Castings, UK)
11:40 - 12:00Forging and Welding of Steam Turbine RotorsS. Hreben (Doosan Skoda Power, CZ)
12:00 - 13:30Lunch Break
13:30 - 16:30

Steam power plant materials

Session chairman:
J. Hald, DTU, Denmark

13:30 - 13:50Current Materials Challenges for Transitioning U.S. Fossil Power Plant FleetJ. Shingledecker (EPRI, USA)
13:50 - 14:10Co-ordination of European research in structural materials for power generation equipmentC. Sommitsch (TU Graz, A)
14:10 - 14:30High temperature corrosion issues in oxyfuel plantsW. J. Quadakkers (FZ Jülich, GER)
14:30 - 14:50State of the art of welding of high temperature materials for modern power plantsM. Schmitz-Niederau, (Voestalpine Böhler Welding, GER)
14:50 - 15:10Coffee break
15:10 - 15:30Materials developments for advanced nuclear power plantsM. Scibetta (SCK-CEN, BE)
15:30 - 15:50The European Creep Collaborative Committee (ECCC) – Rebirth and RevivalD. Allen (E.On, UK)
15:50 - 16:10Macplus – material based solutions for high efficiency Power GenerationE. Zanin (CSM, I)
16:10 - 16:30Creep-fatigue interaction in steam power plant materialsS. Holdsworth (EMPA, SUI)
17:00 - 18:30Reception and Poster Session

Tuesday, 16th September 2014
09:00 - 12:00

New Materials

Session chairman:
B. Kuhn, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany

09:00 - 09:25Z-phase nitrides in creep resistant martensitic steels J. Hald (DTU, DEN)
09:25 - 09:50Development of Ferritic Heat-resistant Steels based on a New Materials Design ConceptY. Toda (NIMS, JP)
09:50 - 10:15HiperFer – High Performance Ferritic steelsB. Kuhn (FZ Jülich, GER)
10:15 - 10:45Coffee break
10:45 - 11:10Power Austenite - A novel σ-phase hardened and grain boundary strengthened austenitic heat resistant steelM. Spiegel (SZMF, GER)
11:10 - 11:35Development and current status of creep-resistant, alumina-forming austenitic stainless steel alloysY. Yamamoto (ORNL, USA)
11:35 - 12:00Novel and Superior Creep Resistant Austenitic Steels Strengthened by
Intermetallics - Microstructure Design Concept and Strengthening Mechanism
M. Takeyama (Tokio Institute of Technology, JP)
12:00 - 13:30Lunch break

13:30 - 15:10

Innovative processes and load flexibility

Session chairman:
T. Beck, TU Kaiserslautern, Germany

13:30 - 13:50Challenges of fluctuating loads for steam and gas power plantsR. Mohrmann (RWE, GER)
13:50 - 14:10Thermo-mechanical fatigue life prediction of gas turbine componentsC. Schweizer (Fraunhofer IWM, GER)
14:10 - 14:30Cyclic Operation of Steam Power Plants – A Manufacturers ViewT.-U. Kern (Siemens, GER)
14:30 - 14:50Materials challenges in oxycoal and IGCC power plantsJ. Oakey (Cranfield University, UK)
14:50 - 15:10Materials for CSP-receiversT. Fend (DLR, GER)
15:10 - 15:30Coffee break

15:30 - 17:10

Gas turbine materials

Session chairman:
L. Singheiser, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany

15:30 - 15:50Reliability of TBC systemsR. Herzog (MAN Diesel&Turbo, GER)
15:50 - 16:10Gadoliniumzirconate, a Thermal Barrier Coating of Newest GenerationM. Frommherz (IfW, TU Darmstadt, GER)
16:10 - 16:30Corrosion modeling in gas turbinesJ. Sumner (Cranfield University, UK)
16:30 - 16:50Damage evolution and life prediction of conventional and plasma sprayed TBC systems under thermocyclic loadingT. Beck (TU Kaiserslautern, GER) / R. Vaaßen (GER)
17:00 - 19:00Reception and Poster Session
20:00 - 24:00Conference Dinner at Public Transport Museum

Wednesday, 17th September 2014

09:00 - 11:30

Perspectives of energy supply on international / national level

Session chairman:
J. Lecomte-Beckers, Université Liège, Belgium

09:00 - 09:30The Implementation of CCS with gas-fired combined cycle plants: the UK GasFacts Project and beyondJ. Oakey (Cranfield University, UK)
09:30 - 10:00European Hydrogen IGCC projectC. Björkqvist (ETN, BE)
10:00 - 10:30New perspectives for ODS FeCrAl-alloysS. Dryepondt (ORNL, USA)
10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 - 11:30Towards an Integrated Approach to Energy Innovation in EuropeM. Fütterer (JRC Petten, NL)
11:30 - 12:00Research on materials for extreme loading conditions in nuclear fusion reactors B. Unterberg (FZ Jülich, GER)

12:00 - 12:30

Closing Session

Session chairman:
B. Kuhn, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany

Social Programme

The social programme will include an ice-breaker beer tasting party at the Alliance Hotel Liège on Sunday, September 14th and a Conference Dinner at the Public Transport Museum which is a very special location.

Additional Information


For questions regarding the scientific programme please contact:

Prof. Dr. Ir. Jaqueline Lecomte-Beckers
Université Liège
Tel: +32 4 366-9193
Fax: +32 4 366-9113

For organizational questions please contact the conference service:

Jan Adamczak
Forschungszentrum Jülich
Tel: +49 2461 61-8024
Fax: +49 2461 61-5333


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