Commentary Integrated Computational Materials Engineering


, Volume 58, Issue 11, pp 25-27

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Integrated computational materials engineering: A new paradigm for the global materials profession

  • John AllisonAffiliated withFord Motor Company in Dearborn
  • , Dan BackmanAffiliated withWorcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester
  • , Leo ChristodoulouAffiliated withDefense Advanced Research Agency in Arlington

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Integrated computational materials engineering is a field of study whose time has come. It promises to link manufacturing and design via advanced materials models in a seamless, integrated computational environment. The feasibility of ICME and its benefits have been demonstrated by several projects that have developed methods which are in use in the aerospace and automotive industries. To fully realize the potential of ICME, anumber of technical, cultural, and organizational challenges have been identified and must be overcome.