Editor(s): S. Nishijima, S. Iwata, C.H. Newton
Features leading edge research, new philosophies and innovative methodologies on materials information and database system utilization.
21 comprehensive, peer-reviewed papers from an international body of materials data professionals are divided into the following key areas:
Materials Science and the Role of Virtual Experiments -- 3 papers discuss alternative ways computers can best be used to support materials research and development.
Progress and Refinement of Data Models -- Using the Internet for comprehensive knowledge sharing; data model flexibility; and a new international standard, STEP, for representing and exchanging product data are among the issues explored in 4 papers.
Expert Systems and Knowledge Organization -- 5 papers examine how modern software technologies can be used to explore such areas as corrosion data, environmentally assisted cracking; and the exploration of unconventional natural gas reserves.
New Aspects of Data Content, Data Evaluation -- Environmental impact evaluation of materials engineering; concrete materials database guidelines; superconductor data evaluation methodology; and long term field corrosion test databases are among the topics presented in 5 papers.
Advancement of Computer Technologies -- 4 papers discuss the significance of materials microstructural information; microstructural classification; database performance and application; and future information systems designed for open world problem solving.
N Nishikawa, C Nagano, H Koike
TM King, HH Over, GA Webster
Y Kawazoe, K Ohno, A-P Tsai, J-Z Yu, T Aihara, H Mizuseki, M Ishihara, M Ikeda, M Kojima, T Nakanomyo, Y Akiyama, T Itoh, S Wada, N Mori
PR Roberge, KR Trethewey
K Minoshima, N Yamasaki, K Komai
CP Sturrock, WF Bogaerts
K Halada, K Ijima, K Yagi
CB Oland, G Frohnsdorff
RG Munro, H Chen
M Yamamoto, C Kato, A Nogami, A Matsuoka
H Nakayama, K Isonishi, A Sakaida, A Ueno, T Sawayama, K Shibue
R Sandström, J Komenda
M Fujita, Y Kurihara, M Shindo, N Yokoyama, Y Tachi, S Kano, S Iwata
N Yokoyama, H Tsuji, T Tsukada, M Shindo
Y Fujiwara, J An, J Lai