The evaluation results for the RFCS projects starting in 2016 were announced. Two Laboratories of the Department of Mechanical Engineering of UTH are participating in the new project "TOOLKIT". These are: (a) Laboratory of Mechanics and Strength of Materials (Prof. N. Aravas) and (b) Laboratory of Materials (Prof. G.N. Haidemenopoulos). During the project, the ALLOYNEERING principles will be applied for the process design of HSLA and DP steels.

Toolkit for the design of damage tolerant microstructures- TOOLKIT (2016-2019). Funding Organization: EU-Research Fund for Steel and Coal (RFCS). Partners: Steel Companies (Thyssen Krupp Stahl, OCAS, Korinth Pipeworks), Universities (RWTH-Aachen, University of Ghent). The project aims at developing microstructural configurations that provide the required properties for damage tolerance in dual phase and HSLA steels. Design of suitable processing parameters to achieve the tailored microstructures