Materials modelling is used today by a range of industries to improve efficiency and achieve breakthroughs in the development of new and improved materials and processes. A set of four case studies has been developed by the European Materials Modelling Council which demonstrate how industrial R&D problems have been addressed by the integration of different types of materials models and what technical and technological benefits and business impacts were achieved as a result.
The case studies cover a diverse set of applications and industries, including chemical processing (Covestro), discovery of new functional materials (IMRA Europe), additive manufacturing of engine parts (MTU Aero Engines) and magnetic hard drive materials (Seagate):
- Identification of Solvents for Extractive Distillation
- Discovery of new thermoelectric materials
- Simulation of additive manufacturing of metallic components
- Integrated Recording Model for Heat Assisted Magnetic Recording (HAMR)
The case studies were compiled with the support of the EC Industrial Technologies Programme.