What makes a material function?
Let me compute the ways : modelling in H2020 LEIT-NMBP programme materials and nanotechnology projects - Study
The future of the European industry is associated with a strong modelling capacity. An efficient modelling approach is needed to shorten the development process of materials-enabled products. This Review of Materials Modelling describes modelling of materials, their properties and use in industrial applications illustrated by H2020 LEIT NMBP Materials projects. It does not require prior knowledge of the subject. It is written for anybody interested. It contains no equations. The Review is to provide insight into the work of the modellers and help the reader to see the models as more than mere... “black boxes”. This Review of Materials Modelling shows that industry is a very active player both in modelling for production and in modelling research areas. Industry identifies the specifications for material properties and the modelling then finds which material composition can meet the specs and how production can be done. This "Materials by Design" approach has been supported during the last decade in the EU Framework Programmes. Application areas of modelling span all industrial sectors. The bulk of the projects are applying existing models to new materials, which shows that the current state of the art of modelling can be characterised as "mature".
- Corporate author(s): Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (European Commission) Themes: Industrial policy , Industrial research and development
- Subject: advanced materials , computer assisted design , industrial policy , industrial research , materials technology , nanotechnology , research and development , resistance of materials , simulation