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About the Study

TMS is leading a 15-month study to identify, prioritize, and recommend key steps for rapid implementation of integrated computational materials engineering (ICME) in the automotive, aerospace/aircraft, and maritime industries. It is coordinating the project on behalf of the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the National Science Foundation.

To conduct the study, TMS has recruited a cross-section of more than 35 scientists, engineers, and technical experts representing industry, government, and academia to serve on a total of four ICME implementation study teams. Three of these teams will focus on specific industrial sectors–aerospace, automotive, and maritime–while a fourth team will study the “cross-cutting” issues across these sectors.

The work of these groups will determine frameworks and pathways needed to implement ICME more rapidly and on a much broader scale within the industry sectors, while also generating ideas and offer ing guidance that can aid integrated product development teams, ICME practitioners, and research and engineering groups seeking to implement ICME in these industries. The ultimate intent is that the final report will, in essence, serve as a “field manual” toward such ICME implementation.

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