MATAPP-2021 will be jointly organised by Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) & FZ Jülich on 22-23 April 2021. The workshop coordinators are Dr M. Manikandan, VIT and Dr Bernd Kuhn, FZ Julich GmbH.
While fossil fuel based power plants are being phased out, some avenues are still being explored to increase the efficiency of thermal power plants and reduce the emissions of polluting species. Development of advanced ultra-supercritical power plant technologies is being handled on mission mode in India. In this context, specialty steels and superalloys are being developed and evaluated in both India and Germany. Solar power generation is the most important type of renewable energy, receiving serious attention in both nations. Here again Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) based power generation has several advantages over the photovoltaic approach. Thermal energy storage systems become important in this context and special steels and superalloys resistant to Phase Change Materials (PCM) need to be developed. The Workshop will cover special metallic materials required for advanced versions of thermal power plants and energy storage systems for CSP technology.