Digital Ontology-based Modelling Environment for Simulation of materials

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SimDOME aims to develop an industry-ready software framework for materials modelling interoperability, based on EU/ EMMC standards on materials modelling, by combining, further developing and adapting existing software developed within previous EU FP7-NMP projects SimPhoNy and MoDeNa, the H2020-NMBP project NanoDome and the FP7 ERC-AdG STRATUS. SimDOME achieves the highest level of interoperability through the standardization of the material users case (i.e. the material/process to be simulated, according to EMMC definitions) that are provided within the SimDOME framework by means of the European Materials Modelling Ontology (EMMO). User case standardization will allow data communications between software by translating the concept of each specific implementation to the standard unified concepts and interfaces provided by the ontology. The framework will provide also ready-to-use modules that cover different industrial applications and materials modelling fields spanning through multiple scales. The demonstration of the exploitation potential of the framework will be done within project by testing the SimDOME framework prototype and each integrated modelling software in their respective industrial operational environments (TRL 7) in the fields of gas and liquid phase material synthesis, molecule characterization and chemical kinetics. SimDome will integrate and provide the upscaled software and services for maintenance and support via the existing and future European Materials Modelling Marketplace (EMMM), the network of modelling translation environments and the Open Innovation modelling test beds. A strong relation with the EMMC, EMMM and existing projects is guaranteed by the fact that most of the SimDOME proponents are active members of the EMMC, leading the EMMO development and partners of existing H2020 Modelling Marketplace projects.

Project details

Unibo Team Leader: Emanuele Ghedini

Unibo involved Department/s:
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale
Dipartimento delle Arti
Dipartimento di Chimica Industriale "Toso Montanari"
Dipartimento di Filosofia
Dipartimento di Informatica - Scienza e Ingegneria

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - Università di Bologna(Italy)

Other Participants:
Fraunhofer Ipa (Germany)
Umicore Nv/Sa (Belgium)
Politecnico di TORINO (Italy)
Nireos Srl (Italy)
(Cmcl) Computational Modelling Cambridge Ltd (United Kingdom)

Total Eu Contribution: Euro (EUR) 3.941.630,26
Project Duration in months: 49
Start Date: 01/01/2019
End Date: 31/01/2023

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Responsible consumption and production This project contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 814492 This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 814492