Cloud-Based Materials and Product Realization—Fostering ICME Via Industry 4.0

  • Anand Balu NellippallilEmail author
  • Zhenjun Ming
  • Janet K. Allen
  • Farrokh Mistree
Thematic Section: 5th World Congress on Integrated Computational Materials Engineering
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  1. 5th World Congress on Integrated Computational Materials Engineering


Facilitating integrated computational materials engineering (ICME) in the digitized world necessitates facilitating a network of participants (material scientists, systems designers, software developers, service customers) to share material/product/manufacturing process/market data, information, knowledge, and resources instantly and collaborate so as to facilitate a cost-effective co-creation of value supporting open innovation. Industry 4.0, a transformative industrial revolution with its new product development paradigms like cloud-based design and cloud-based manufacturing, supports this need. In this paper, we present the architecture and functionalities of a cloud-based computational platform to facilitate mass collaboration and open innovation thereby supporting integrated material and product realization to institutionalize ICME in industry. We illustrate the efficacy of the proposed cloud-based platform using a hot rolling example problem to produce a steel rod. Using this example, we illustrate the utility of the cloud-based platform in seamless, yet controllable, information, knowledge, and resource sharing thereby supporting the integrated design of materials, products, and manufacturing processes.


Cloud-based design for ICME Collaboration and sharing in design 



Anand Balu Nellippallil thanks the Systems Realization Laboratory, University of Oklahoma, for supporting him.

Funding Information

This work was financially supported by Tata Consultancy Services Research, Pune (Grant No. 105-373200) and by the John and Mary Moore Chairs and L.A. Comp Chair at the University of Oklahoma.

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Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Advanced Vehicular SystemsMississippi State UniversityStarkvilleUSA
  2. 2.Systems Realization Laboratory @ OUUniversity of OklahomaNormanUSA

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