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Digital Ontology-based Modelling Environment for Simulation of materials

Project description

An industry-ready modelling framework for materials simulation

Used to predict a material’s properties when experiments are too complex or uneconomical, materials simulation can save costs during product development. Furthering the usefulness of materials simulation, the EU-funded SimDOME project intends to develop an industry-ready software framework for materials modelling interoperability based on European materials modelling standards. It will achieve this by merging, further developing and adapting software developed in previous European projects. The highest level of interoperability will be achieved by standardising the material users cases. The framework will also provide ready-to-use modules covering different industrial applications and materials modelling fields. The project may lead to advances in the fields of gas and liquid phase material synthesis, molecule characterisation and chemical kinetics.


SimDOME aims to develop an industry-ready software framework for materials modelling interoperability, based on EU/EMMC standards on materials modelling, by combining, further developing and adapting existing software developed within previous EU FP7-NMP projects SimPhoNy and MoDeNa, the H2020-NMBP project NanoDome and the FP7 ERC-AdG STRATUS.

SimDOME achieves the highest level of interoperability through the standardization of the material users case (i.e. the material/process to be simulated, according to EMMC definitions) that are provided within the SimDOME framework by means of the European Materials Modelling Ontology (EMMO). User case standardization will allow data communications between software by translating the concept of each specific implementation to the standard unified concepts and interfaces provided by the ontology.

The framework will provide also ready-to-use modules that cover different industrial applications and materials modelling fields spanning through multiple scales. The demonstration of the exploitation potential of the framework will be done within project by testing the SimDOME framework prototype and each integrated modelling software in their respective industrial operational environments (TRL 7) in the fields of gas and liquid phase material synthesis, molecule characterization and chemical kinetics.

SimDome will integrate and provide the upscaled software and services for maintenance and support via the existing and future European Materials Modelling Marketplace (EMMM), the network of modelling translation environments and the Open Innovation modelling test beds.

A strong relation with the EMMC, EMMM and existing projects is guaranteed by the fact that most of the SimDOME proponents are active members of the EMMC, leading the EMMO development and partners of existing H2020 Modelling Marketplace projects.

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Net EU contribution
€ 1 180 532,50
Via zamboni 33
40126 Bologna

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Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

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