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Modelling Materials

The future of the European industry is associated with a strong materials modelling capacity. An efficient modelling approach is needed to shorten the development process of materials-enabled products.


Materials modelling is used today by a range of industries to improve efficiency and achieve breakthroughs in the development of new and improved materials and processes. A set of case studies has been developed which demonstrate how industrial R&D problems have been addressed by the integration of different types of materials models and what technical and technological benefits and business impacts were achieved as a result.


"What makes a material function? Let me compute the ways… : modelling in FP7 NMP programme materials projects" - Version V - December 2015.

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The first 76 pages of Version V include the definition of four model categories and a vocabulary.

Simulated data can be described with the hierarchy:

  • physics equation
  • materials relation
  • solver

From page 151 to-345 examples of modelling in 100 FP7 projects can be found.

More information, including guidance for software engineering, can be found on www.emmc.info


Materials Modelling: EMMC International workshop

The future of the European industry is associated with a strong materials modelling capacity. An efficient modelling approach is needed to shorten the development process of materials-enabled products. Communication between the fields will be facilitated by a commonly understood vocabulary. An international meeting with US, South-Korea and Japan was held addressing all these issues. Here is the meeting report.

See enclosed report in pdf [PDF icon 652 kb]


Materials Modelling: Where do we want to go?

In the new Framework programme H2020 of the European Union, efforts will continue to consolidate the strong European position in the field. A first meeting on "Materials Modelling: Where do we want to go?" has been held in February 2014 and the minutes can also be found on this web address.

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