The draft CEN Workshop Agreement (CWA) “Materials modelling – terminology, classification and metadata” has been published by CEN for public consultation.
The document includes definitions of fundamental terms for the field of materials modelling and simulation. The definitions enable a classification of materials models into a relatively small number of distinct materials models, replacing the current situation of opacity that make the field hard to access for outsiders.
The CWA also provides a systematic description and documentation of simulations including the user case, model, solver and post-processor: the “materials MOdelling DAta tables” (MODA).
The CWA will be a foundation for improved communication, integration, data mining and interoperability across the many sub-disciplines of materials modelling.