Accession Number : ADA133972
Title : Materials Properties Data Management--Approaches to a Critical National Need
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : NATIONAL MATERIALS ADVISORY BOARD (NAS-NAE) WASHINGTON DC
Report Date : Sep 1983
Pagination or Media Count : 114
Abstract : The United States has taken a leading role in the application of modern computer technology to design and manufacturing processes through the development of computerized design and manufacturing systems (CAD/CAM systems), which are now in place in some of our large industries. However, a corresponding use of computer technology in the storage, dissemination, and analysis of materials properties data vital to the design process has been only weakly developed. Unfortunately, the United States, which generates the major portion of the free world's materials properties data, has no national policy directed toward efficient management of these data. The efficiency of data management could be greatly enhanced by the use of computerized data bases linked through a national network. This report outlines some of the problems associated with the development of materials properties data bases and describes the essential features and advantages of a National Computerized Materials Properties Data Bank Network cooperatively established by our federal government and the private sector. Such a system would be a positive factor in increasing product reliability and improving the competitive position of the United States in a world market environment where maximum use of advanced technology is decisive for success.
Descriptors : *DATA MANAGEMENT , COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN , COMPUTER APPLICATIONS , COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS , DATA BASES , DATA STORAGE SYSTEMS , DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS , INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION , MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS , MANUFACTURING , MATERIALS , NETWORKS , PRODUCTION CONTROL
Subject Categories : Administration and Management
Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE