Key Info

Basic Information

Prof. Dr. Rainer Telle
Faculty / Institution:
Georesources and Materials Engineering
Excellent Science
Project duration:
01.10.2017 to 30.09.2021
EU contribution:
3.737.239,56 euros
  EU flag This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 764987.  


Advanced THermomechanical mOdelling of Refractory linings


Refractories are heat-resistant materials used as inner linings of high temperature furnaces, reactors and processing units. ATHOR (Advanced THermomechanical multiscale mOdelling of Refractory linings) is an innovative, collaborative and interdisciplinary project that brings together 6 academic beneficiaries and 8 private partners. The main objective is to develop high-end engineering technologies in material engineering and numerical simulations thanks to an intensive cooperation between academia, raw materials suppliers, refractory producers and end-users.


  • Université de Limoges, France (Coordinator)
  • Akademia Górniczo-Hutnicza im. Stanisława Staszica w Krakowie, Poland
  • Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria
  • Université d’Orléans, France
  • Universidade do Minho, Portugal