Work packages

MMP project consists of six work packages. The work package flow diagram is showed below.

WP1: Multiscale modelling platform development

The purpose of WP1 is to develop the prototype of an integration framework that will enable the implementation of multi-physics and multi-level simulations built from separate, independently developed components, which allows to steer individual components (applications) and to provide high-level data-exchange services. Particularly:

  • To design a generic Application Interface allowing abstract data exchange and steering of individual applications.
  • To develop an integration platform allowing to combine individual simulation tools into a complex, multi-physics simulation.
  • To develop and implement case study specific application interfaces, data representations, mapping and homogenization algorithms.

The framework design relies on definition of abstract application interface(s) allowing transparent data exchange and steering of individual components. Each participating application has to implement this interface. The framework then serves as a glue to tie the modules or components together to create a specialized, interactive application, including support for different discretization techniques and specific field transfer operators that are aware of the underlying physical phenomena. An important observation made when developing software systems used in experimentation environments, is that the software architecture will undergo continuous changes. This phenomenon hinders the stability of the architecture.

The changes in the architecture are needed in order to facilitate new components, the upgrade of components, a new orchestration because of a different setup of the experiments, etc. In order to get grip on these modifications a flexible architecture with a lot of variation points is needed.

WP2: Case study: phosphor converted lighting systems

The target of WP2 is to develop an opto-thermal multiscale modelling scheme to solve to design optimization problem using phosphors as light conversion material and computing the system level light output, taking heat dissipation into account. This results in the following objectives:

  • The development of a simulation chain for assessment of phosphor light conversion systems.
  • Set-up the various sub-models involved in the integrated simulation scheme:
    • Thermo-optical modelling of a unit phosphor particle addressing the light conversion and the stokes shift of discrete particle interaction events.
    • Light scattering model within a complex phosphor matrix composite.
    • Heat dissipation model within the phosphor matrix composite
    • Ray-tracing modelling on device level.
    • Continuum thermal analysis at device level.
  • Develop an application interface for each sub-model to enable platform integration.
  • Integral and automated platform runs of the multi-scale, multi-physics simulation chain to enable LED-system optimization with respect to the phosphor light conversion system.
  • Validation of the integrated model on device level and validation of sub-models at the appropriate length-scales.

WP3: Case study: CIGS process optimization

The work package on CIGS process optimisation comprises tasks for procuring data and performing simulations being relevant for modelling the CIGS process (i) at the process/component scale and (ii) at the scale of the microstructure during CIGS. Further data have to be composed and simulations have to be performed for (iii) the description of the properties of the CIGS component. Following topics will be addressed in this WP in mutual interaction with WP 1 on platform development and standardization:

  • Modelling the CIGS selenization process at the scale of the component
  • Modelling the CIGS selenization at the the microstructure scale
  • Extracting properties from microstructure information
  • Platform type iterations of the developed methodology for multiple RVEs
  • Mapping of multiple RVE properties to the component by suitable interpolation schemes
  • Validation of the simulation results
  • Developing a scenario for the optimisation of process conditions

WP4: Dissemination and Exploitation

This WP aims to guide the project towards a viable dissemination and exploitation strategy. This involves:

  • To set up a project website aiming at providing up-to-date information about the MMP project and its results to the public.
  • To prepare a realistic dissemination plan aiming at publications in high-quality refereed international journals and at targeted conferences.
  • To ensure the dissemination of the MMP results in adjacent communities (scientific, technical, commercial, end users) using the established dissemination plan.
  • To educate consortium members and their employees as well as beyond the consortium, for example a dedicated course at a well-established conference that is dealing with numerical aspects.
  • To analyse the market for exploiting open source software codes and assess the competitive environment surrounding the project.
  • To prepare structured and realistic exploitation plans aiming at the commercial exploitation of the MMP results in the Euro zone.
  • To establish liaisons with other relevant projects, standardization organizations, and institutions that can be of benefit for the project.

The platform web site will be actively maintained during the project, and limited support and maintenance will be provided after the termination of the project by the foundation. However, it is believed that the project will be actively maintained after the project termination by the user community consisting of project partners and potential new users and developers, interested in exploitation of the framework. The establishment of active user base is essential for further development of project, requiring active dissemination and presentation of results achieved and further facilitated by open source licensing of the framework.

The MMP partners will prepare a dissemination plan that sets out an agreed approach to dissemination throughout the project. The dissemination plan is set up with input of all partners to optimize dissemination of project knowledge and results to the scientific community, companies, device manufacturers, and other relevant organizations. The consortium will approve the detailed initial plan before any dissemination takes place. The MMP partners will work towards dissemination by publications in high-quality refereed international journals, non-specialized journals, at targeted conferences and by means of webinars. The partners will also be active in individual promotion. They will engage in normal dissemination activities within their areas of expertise.

Together with the other projects funded in this call workshops will be organized (if possible at relevant international conferences) for sharing and disseminating the knowledge gathered and the results obtained in the respective projects, for identifying synergies and setting up strategic collaborations in the field. To strengthen these links and inter-project compatibility, MMP will organize a plugfest during the third year, where all the other projects of the call will be asked to contribute.

WP5: Administrative and Financial Management

This workpackage takes care of the administrative and the financial management of the project. This includes monitoring financial and legal obligations, Providing templates and guidelines for reporting, compilation of periodic activity reports and cost declarations.

WP6: Scientific coordination

This workpackage takes care of scientific coordination of the project. This includes organization of project meetings, coordination and facilitation of communication with partners, monitoring overalll progress of the project, and monitoring and management of achieved results.

The MMP project is funded by FP7 under NMP-2013-1.4-1 call with Grant agreement no: 604279.

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