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

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

114.0

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 CADCAM 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 worlds 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.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Information Science
  • Computer Hardware
  • Computer Systems
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE