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The goal of NANOMODEL is the sustainable development of multiscale modelling methods and tools for rational nanocomposite development. This involved synthesis, modelling method development, validation and to a certain extent the development of new materials. The project was based on three layers -basic software development, model systems preparation and characterisation and the validation against each other- works due to a vivid exchange within and between the three layers. UniTS was partner in NANOMODEL and will build on the core concept regarding as concerns the prediction of the properties of the materials by discrete and continuum model linking. There was no link to process/LCE scales in that case and no decision making tool, nor for materials or for process.
The main aim of this Multihybrids was to develop an innovative factory of the future with integrated technologies for the preparation of advanced specialty materials based on industrially important new polymer hybrids and nanocomposites whereby the synthesis and modification of the inorganic phase is achieved through the use of precursors that are to be made easily dispersible in the organic polymer matrix. The objective-driven approach was the in-process tailoring of materials with successive validation of the approach through on-line characterisation of the process, characteristics and targeted performance of the newly produced nanomaterials. UniTS was partner in MULTIHYBRIDS considered as a sort of progenitor of COMPOSELECTOR in that the construction of a new extruder machine able to monitor on line and in real time the quality and properties of a given nano composites by means of materials modelling and experimental data checking constituted a sort of decision making tool for changing process conditions and maximising the product performance.
Integrated Computational Materials Engineering - ICME - uses a variety of software tools in a simultaneous or consecutive combination. Major developments in the area of ICME by now have successfully been driven essentially by academic and industrial users of simulation software. Even though ICME is a new and powerful discipline, coupling of different software tools is still in its infancy. If such a coupling is realized at all, major issues are significant efforts in terms of time and workforce to be spent when using the ICME approach. The ICMEg CSA coordinates emerging standards for the ‘plug-and-play” integration materials models. CTU and e-Xstream are partners in ICMEg.
FP7-NMP.2013.1.4-1: MoDeNa. Modelling of morphology development of micro- and nanostructures.
MoDeNa aims at developing, demonstrating and assessing an easy-to-use multi-scale software-modelling framework application under an open-source licensing scheme that delivers models with feasible computational loads for process and product design of complex materials. The use of the software will lead to novel research and development avenues that fundamentally improve the properties of these nanomaterials. In a sense, also MoDeNa is a progenitor of COMPOSELECTOR, very similar to NANOMODEL as a concept, but again with no reference to process/LCE analysis and decision making tool development. UniTS and POLITO are partners in MoDeNa.
MMP is part of the EU Multiscale Modelling Cluster of FP7 funded projects on multiscale modelling for nano-materials and systems by design. This cluster unifies EU projects that have the ambition to develop an open, integrated and multi-purpose numerical nano-design environment. MuPIF was developed as part of MMP by project partner CTU. MMP included also workflows that combine process and materials models.
FP7 NMP.2013.1.4-1: SimPhoNy
The SimPhoNy project aims to develop an easy-to-use integrated multiscale modelling environment for in Silico discovery and design of nano-enabled systems and materials. The main concept of the SimPhoNy framework is to augment existing open-source and commercial simulation tools and supplement them with sophisticated interface software libraries that allow for flow of information from one component to the other. The SimPhoNy project develops open CUDS (Common Universal Data Standards) that will be used as a candidate for further metadata schema development within other projects and the EMMC.
Network to capitalise on strong European position in materials modelling and to allow industry to reap the benefits. Granta Design,Dow and POLITO are partners in EMMC-CSA. Coordination of metadata schema, simulation platform, dissemination of the BDSS, translators and business model development are all common interests that will be pursued with the EMMC-CSA.
EU FP7 funded project in manufacturing and sustainability engineering, which produced a set of tools for improving products and processes along their lifecycle. The “Decision Making Module”, which helps decision-makers to use data and models to identify and solve problems and to make decisions, was implemented by ESTECO. This experience will certainly contribute to the design and implementation of the BDSS.
FP7-AAT-2013-RTD-1: UMRIDA: Uncertainty Management for Robust Industrial Design in Aeronautics
UMRIDA is an EU FP7 funded project which aims at a paradigm shift in virtual prototyping away from deterministic design and towards a design under uncertainties, providing not only a mean result but a domain of confidence for a given design quantity. The new developments in Uncertainty Management and Quantification (UM and UQ) and Robust Design methods (RDM) developed in the project by ESTECO and other partners, could represent an important contribution in the areas required by the BDSS.
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