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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.

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Authors: KRÖCKEL H, JRC Petten (NL);OVER H H, JRC Petten (NL)
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