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Review of Materials Modelling
(this version IV replaces the “Brochure for Materials Modelling”)
Communication between the fields will be facilitated by a commonly understood vocabulary.This vocabulary has been adapted based on extensive past discussions.
The notion “meta data” has been introduced and we hope it will be used to describe models, simulation and experiment results and facilitate interoperability of different models.
We believe we have proven the vocabulary is useful by applying it to now about 100 project fiches.
Our impressions are that people understand a determination via application size is not unique. People have accepted to classify models according to their physics/chemistry and not via the application size. With this people have accepted the clear separation between the notions "mesoscopic" and "mesoscale".
People have accepted a model is NOT
- the solver (and they do no longer say "I have a FEM model (and do not know what physics is included))"
- the application (I have a model of the textile and it says where the fibres are)
- toolkit (a code containing more than one physics equations)
But the situation between models and constitutive equations remained conflictual and the definition of “model” has been adapted. It contains the physics/chemistry equation and the closure (materials) relation. The Review of MM, like earlier versions, deals with classifying Physics and Chemistry equations, closure relations are mentioned.
Furthermore 27 new fiches are included and this is accompanied by the definition of four new model categories. Some industrial statements on the usefulness of materials models have been added.
Research in Nanosciences and technologies
Research in Materials
Research in New Production technologies
Research in Public Private Partnerships
Policy (studies, impact assessments, …)
Analysis of patenting activities of FP7 NMP projects
This study report presents the results from the analyses of patent activities from projects funded by FP7 within the field of NMP. The aim of this study was to assess the innovative performance of FP7 NMP projects, highlighting the particularities of NMP and within its different areas. The study also assesses the appropriateness and quality of the underlying patent data, which were retrieved from the EC project reporting database SESAM. The main findings reveal that patents can be considered a relevant but incomplete indicator of the innovative output of FP7 NMP projects, due to the relevance of other IP forms like secrecy and defensive publishing. Moreover, in its current form, the SESAM database appears to be an incomplete and inaccurate source of information for monitoring patent output from FP7 projects. The report concludes with guidelines for adequate patent registration in SESAM and recommendations about the type of indicators and the adequate time horizon for monitoring project innovative outputs.
Main Report (1.4mb)
A study on innovation approaches in three selected EU member, by Réka Török (added September 2012)
Available in English