Pierre D'ANS

Pierre D'ANS

Post-Doc Researcher

Tel. : 02/650.3028

Email : Pierre.DAns@ulb.ac.be

Project SoTherCo & Brucetra

Ongoing projects:

  • SoTherCo project on thermochemical heat storage (FP7)

SoTherCo project consists of the design of thermochemical storage units, dedicated to store solar thermal energy. The project includes the construction of two demonstration units. ULB missions are to perform a LCA on these new systems, to study the corrosion of specific components and to participate to the chemical and structural characterization of the storage material.

  • ENECOBOIS (Wallonia, DGO4 and DGO6) and SOLARCYCLE (Wallonia, DGO6. Mecatech label): project management – details: see Vanessa Zeller and Louise Gonda’s pages.


Past projects:

  • SOLAUTARK: solar collectors and heat storage: environmental impacts, life time of storage devices and characterization of heat storage materials (2009-2013).
  • EXPESURF: expert system aimed at selecting surface treatments (2005-2009).
  • CRITERIA: selection of surface multi-treatments for wear and corrosion applications, exemplified for the foundry industry (2004-2008).


Publications Pierre D'ANS

 Publications :

P. D’Ans, C. Bondoux, C. Degrandcourt, M. Bakrim, J. Dille, L. Segers, M. Degrez, “Thermal fatigue of anticorrosive coatings and multi-layer coatings: A performance index approach”, Materials Science Forum 595-598 (2008) 941-950.

C. Bondoux, C. Degrandcourt, G. Ailinca, P. D’Ans, M. Degrez, D. Wathelet, F. Barthélemy, J. Anciaux, G. Ospina, J.-M. Jacquet, “An expert software for multi-layer coatings design in surface engineering”, Materials Science Forum 595-598 (2008) 583-591.

P. D’Ans, J. Dille, M. Degrez, “Thermal fatigue resistance of plasma sprayed yttria-stabilised zirconia onto borided hot work tool steel, bonded with a NiCrAlY coating: Experiments and modelling”, Surface and Coatings Technology 205 (2011) 3378-3386.

P. D’Ans, M. Degrez, “How to minimize thermal fatigue in surface multi-treatments and coatings?”, Computational Materials Science 62 (2012) 276-281.

P. D’Ans, G. Descy, P. Sun, M. Degrez, « Impact carbonique et énergétique de capteurs solaires thermiques plans », Matériaux et Techniques 100 (2012) 263-269.

Université de Mons, Université Libre de Bruxelles, “Hygroscopic composite material”, n°GB1411286.6, 25/06/2014, Intellectual Property Office, Newport. Modified by: GB1417530.1, 03/10/2014.

Université Libre de Bruxelles, Université de Mons, “Hygroscopic salt apparatus”, n°GB1417444.5, 02/10/2014, Intellectual Property Office, Newport.

P. D’Ans, M. Degrez, “A strategy for the selection of multiple materials and processes fulfilling inherently incompatible functions: The case of successive surface treatments”, Surface and Coatings Technology 276 (2015) 349-359.


Emilie Courbon, Pierre D’Ans, Anastasia Permyakova, Oleksandr Skrylnyk, Nathalie Steunou, Marc Degrez, Marc Frère, "A new composite sorbent based on SrBr2 and silica gel for solar energy storage application with high energy storage density and stability", Elsevier, Applied Energy, Volume 190, 15 March 2017, Pages 1184–1194 (link)