The need for a European approach to material characterisation and data management
Data which characterise materials should enable the efficient and safe design of profitable, competitive products for controlled manufacturing quality and resistance against engineering failures in service. A large amount of data is generated by European materials programmes but access to the data is largely inadequate. This paper outlines the need for a European approach to material characterisation and data management in the form of a computer databank. In the COST 501/Round II materials project for lifetime prediction of new and service exposed metallic components operating mainly under high temperature conditions, the High Temperature Materials-DataBank (HTM-DB) has been successful in use as a client/server system for physical and mechanical properties of alloys. This is proposed as a data management system that could be applied to other types of materials.
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: International Symposium on Advanced Materials and Lightweight Structures, Nordwijk (NL), March 22-25, 1994
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 38449 ORA
Record Number: 199411015 / Last updated on: 1994-11-28
Original language: en
Available languages: en