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Materials get dedicated e-databank

The need for standardisation is a necessity for the advancement and use of any technology. Materials science has been slow to adapt to standardised properties, veiling their applications within an aura of secrecy. The Joint Research Centre's Institute for Energy (IE) has developed a dedicated databank of mechanical and physical properties of engineering materials, in an attempt to rectify this problem.
Materials get dedicated e-databank
Alloy manufacturers need to compare the properties of their products with others when developing alloys for critical applications. The effect of alloying elements, the production conditions and the suitability of particular alloys to applications is generally termed as materials science in engineering.

The database Alloys-DB developed by the Joint Research Center's Institute for Energy (IE), is orientated to international materials standards and recommendations. Alloy and welded joints' behaviour at different temperatures, tests in the field of fusion and fission, thermal barrier coatings tests for gas turbines and standardised test conditions are presented in defined format and quality. Data are collected from European and worldwide joint projects, from tests performed at the Joint Research Centre and partner laboratories, to open literature and publications.

Similarly, a corrosion data bank, Cor-DB, has been developed, containing data on high temperature exposed alloys with corrosion measurements such as oxidation, sulfidation and nitration.

Both databases run on PC Microsoft Windows, aiming to computerise the engineering process of engineering data generation from materials, data validation, quality control, model-based and statistical data presentation of material parameters, which find use in engineering algorithms.
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