The White Paper discusses how industrial users (Clients) can benefit from a systematic process that covers translating an industrial need/challenge into a solution by means of materials modelling and simulation tools. The experts that performs this process are called Translators in Materials Modelling. They often act as a team and propose assistance and consulting for companies. Translators can be either academics, software owners, independent consultants, modellers or code developers with the relevant expertise, and even be employees of the Client company.
The EMMC Translation concept for materials modelling was collaboratively developed by engaged European Stakeholders from industry and academia in a bottom-up approach facilitated by the European Union and the EMMC within the EMMC-CSA project. The aim of the Translators Guide is providing Translators with an (orientation) basis which they may follow in an agile and personalised way, to facilitate and safeguard a successful and efficient mutually agreed workflow (course of action) in an industrially oriented modelling project.
In the current contribution, we aim to further contextualise the Translators Guide with Translation scenarios that have evolved since the EMMC-CSA project ended in 2019. The interdisciplinary team of authors will give an outlook focussing on tools under development, opportunities upon maturing (learning by doing) and challenges from diversification that we expect to manifest in the 2020s.