Large EU consortium will help understand powders & grains

Published on
July 3, 2019

Wageningen University will lead a E3.7 million H2020 consortium that has as its aim to better understand the behavior of granular materials. Powdery and grain-based materials such as starch, salt grains, coffee beans and pastes are everywhere, for example in the manufacturing of food but also advanced electronics, in the rocks in space and in your kitchen. Predicting how granular materials flow and deform is then obviously important. The problem is that we still have only limited understanding of how these materials behave. Computer methods have made life a little better, but these need calibration to work properly. The CALIPER aims to make progress in both our understanding and numerical modeling by connecting 14 European academic and private sector partners from a variety of countries, fields and expertises. For more information, go to