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Granta to provide NIMS creep and fatigue data

30 January 2012

Granta Design has announced an agreement with Japan’s National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) to provide searchable access to metals property data from NIMS. This data-set results from years of continuous testing of metals including steels (carbon steels, low alloy steels, high chromium steels, and austenitic stainless steels) as well as a wide range of alloys (iron-based, nickel-based, and cobalt-based).

NIMS is world-renowned for its expertise on the long-term behaviour of metallic materials. This behaviour is critical for power stations and processing plants, and the data generated by NIMS is important for design, maintenance, and overhaul.

The results of about fifty years of research data (the original research body, the National Research Institute for Metals, was established in 1956) have, until now, only been generally available as published graphs and figures. For the first time, users will be able to access and use the underlying raw numerical data. The data will be available through the materials information management system, GRANTA MI, which gives easy web browser-based access and allows users to search, plot, and export data for use in computer aided engineering applications.


NIMS has already made an independent study of distribution methods that allow more active use of this valuable data. Under this agreement, NIMS will supply creep and fatigue characteristics data to Granta, which has a proven record in the development and sales of materials information systems. Wider access to this data will enable the engineering community to make an even greater contribution to the creation of a safe, secure, and sustainable society at the global level.

Granta will be making the NIMS data available as a GRANTA MI data module later in 2012. Installing GRANTA MI on a corporate network can also provide fast, integrated, enterprise-wide access to in-house and other reference data, complementing the NIMS dataset.
 


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