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Advanced Pump Engineering for Severe Applications

Total Cost €


EC-Contrib. €






Project "APESA" data sheet

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Organization address
city: VENLO
postcode: 5928PH
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 Coordinator Country Netherlands [NL]
 Project website
 Total cost 1˙366˙439 €
 EC max contribution 1˙366˙439 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.1. (Fostering new skills by means of excellent initial training of researchers)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-ITN-2014
 Funding Scheme MSCA-ITN-EID
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-06-01   to  2019-05-31


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
2    UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE UK (GLASGOW) participant 1˙366˙439.00


 Project objective

Weir Minerals Netherlands (WMNL), a subsidiary of The Weir Group PLC, is a manufacturer of industrial pumps for the mining, energy and minerals and waste processing sectors. WMNL, in collaboration with the University of Strathclyde (UStrath), is proposing an Advanced Pump Engineering for Severe Applications (APESA) EID to improve the total cost ownership of the GEHO slurry pump range. The GEHO range of positive displacement (PD) pumps for transportation of mineral concentrates and feeding of minerals slurries include the largest of this pump type in the world and represents a 65% share of the market. Amidst increased competition from low cost replicators, WMNL has recognised the requirement to extend its technological advantage to maintain its market lead. WMNL does not have the resource to undertake the research required and is proposing the APESA EID to address these challenges through recruitment, training and development of 5 ESRs. The APESA programme will consist of 5 ESR projects in the fields of damage mechanisms, predictive models and damage mitigation, which are largely unexplored areas of fundamental research for PD pumps. The ESR projects will address the challenges faced by WMNL at a level which will represent a sufficient programme to meet the requirements of an individual PhD thesis. The choice of UStrath as the EID Academic Beneficiary stems from an existing partnership between The Weir Group and UStrath. The Weir Advanced Research Centre was established at the UStrath in 2011 and works with Weir Group companies in fundamental research for pumping and flow technology. The centre has 9 ESRs, 2 Experienced Researchers and 10 supervisory UStrath Academic Staff. The aim of the APESA EID is to train ESRs in an industry-centred research environment that will equip them with a range of scientific, business and transferable skills while enhancing the research capability and competitiveness of WMNL to provide a clear, distinct advantage over competitors.


List of deliverables.
Cohort training events Other 2020-01-20 14:56:36

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of APESA deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 Marta Morgantini, Donald MacKenzie, Tugrul Comlekci, Ralph van Rijswick
The Effect of Mean Stress on Corrosion Fatigue Life
published pages: 581-588, ISSN: 1877-7058, DOI: 10.1016/j.proeng.2018.02.053
Procedia Engineering 213 2020-01-20
2018 V. Okorokov, D. MacKenzie, Y. Gorash, M. Morgantini, R. van Rijswick, T. Comlekci
High cycle fatigue analysis in the presence of autofrettage compressive residual stress
published pages: 2305-2320, ISSN: 8756-758X, DOI: 10.1111/ffe.12866
Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures 41/11 2020-01-20
2018 Volodymyr Okorokov, Marta Morgantini, Yevgen Gorash, Tugrul Comlekci, Donald Mackenzie, Ralph van Rijswick
Corrosion Fatigue of Low Carbon Steel under Compressive Residual Stress Field
published pages: 674-681, ISSN: 1877-7058, DOI: 10.1016/j.proeng.2018.02.063
Procedia Engineering 213 2020-01-20
2017 Volodymyr Okorokov, Yevgen Gorash
A comparative study between conventional and elevated temperature creep autofrettage
published pages: 202-209, ISSN: 2452-3216, DOI: 10.1016/j.prostr.2017.07.110
Procedia Structural Integrity 5 2020-01-20

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