Detailed, practical guidance to implementing integrated computational materials engineering (ICME), via initiating an ICME-accelerated product development program within three years, is at your fingertips in Implementing ICME in the Aerospace, Automotive, and Maritime Industries. This resource compiles the insights, knowledge, and experience of nearly 50 recognized technical experts in ICME and its allied fields, while also building on the broad recommendations of the 2008 U.S. National Academies report that first defined ICME as a new sub-discipline in materials science with enormous power to revolutionize materials-intensive product development cycles.
This study was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense Office of Naval Research (ONR) and Air Force Research Laboratory, the U.S. Department of Energy (Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy—Vehicle Technologies Office), and the U.S. National Science Foundation (Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation) under a grant to The Minerals, Metals, & Materials Society (TMS).
- Definition and description of the fundamental building blocks needed to implement an ICME-accelerated product development program in the near-term for the automotive, aerospace, and maritime sectors, but portable to other industries as well.
- Frameworks that include flow diagrams and extensive tables detailing: necessary actions throughout the product development cycle; entry and exit points of the ICME portions of the cycle; suggestions for computational models and tools to use at various steps; necessary skill sets and personnel; and key decision points.
- In-depth recommendations for addressing ICME implementation issues that cut across all industrial sectors. These include building a business case for ICME, effectively integrating design into the manufacturing and materials development process, and issues related to verification and validation.
- Identification of more than 50 near-term application opportunities for implementing ICME in the aerospace, automotive, and maritime industries.
Resources for Sharing This Study
TMS recruited a broad cross-section of leading scientists, engineers, and technical experts representing industry, government, and academia to serve on a total of four ICME implementation study teams. Three of these teams focused on specific industrial sectors—aerospace, automotive, and maritime. A fourth team analyzed the “cross-cutting” issues across these sectors. A fifth team was also organized to ensure careful, expert review of the final report.
An Important Supplemental Resource: The Materials Cyberinfrastrucure Portal
||As you review the frameworks and recommendations in Implementing ICME in the Aerospace, Automotive, and Maritime Industries, be sure to explore the resources of the TMS Materials Cyberinfrastructure Portal. Recently redesigned to align with the study’s findings, the Portal serves as an online access point to critical tools and resources—including computational models and materials databases—that can support the implementation of an ICME-accelerated product development program.