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Introduction

Modelling in industry
Industry is extensively using models to be competitive. Strong interaction between the code developers and industry is necessary to develop the models, and the support of programmes such as EU FP7 NMP makes an important contribution.

The use of materials modelling in industries is very versatile and addresses fields like Energy, Environment, Transport, Health, ICT and Manufacturing, as well as a wide range of cross-sectorial issues. In practice, it is supporting the creation of products like solar cells, sensors, car parts, tissues, computers, tools and coatings.

In the Introduction (PDF version, 2.58MB), find the answers to:

  • What is a model?
  • What is a simulation?
  • How do users choose the right model for the right
    situation?
  • How can they be classified?
  • How can models be improved?
  • How can they be scaled up for the industry?

The four scales in the classification of models.


Categories of models:
The models discussed span the complete materials field and fall into four categories each addressing a wide range of physics and chemistry phenomena at their own scale.