EDA – Materials Data Analysis and Knowledge Management

/EDA – Materials Data Analysis and Knowledge Management
EDA – Materials Data Analysis and Knowledge Management 2018-05-28T07:52:38+00:00

Materials Data Management using EDA®

EDA® is a flexible information system for materials technology. The system enables seamless integration of data management, knowledge management and modeling. EDA® supports the following processes: 

  • Capturing and processing of materials data: reading, compressing, filtering parametric data from different sources     
  • Modeling: Creation and maintenance of model libraries as well as curve fitting and parameterization even with complex data     
  • Knowledge management: setup, maintenance, release of structured documents with connected data     
  • Material Optimization: summarizing and analyzing JMatPro calculations

EDA® meets the requirements for an independent, expandable and sustainable system:     

  • Data storage in a system-independent format (JSON)  in a scalable database (Mongodb)
  • Use of mature, free and open source software components     
  • Integrated visualization, modeling and reporting

EDA® is a state-of-the-art web application that can be used on the intranet via standard web browsers. The system can be installed and used both locally and centrally.

Selected features and properties are:     

  • Import and export of data from different sources, e.g. xls, csv, JSON     
  • Visualization through 2D / 3D graphics, tabular comparisons     
  • Unit conversion, unit-neutral storage of content     
  • Support for complex data types, such as multidimensional fields     
  • Free definition of different views on the data     
  • Multilingualism at all levels (metadata and data content)     
  • Advanced technical wiki system with equations (MathJax), data integration, bibliographies     
  • Integrated management of bibliographies    
  • Import and full-text indexing of files, e.g. PDF and Office, using Elasticsearch
  • Reportwriting with configurable templates in LaTEX quality     
  • Extensibility in the Python language, use of all scientific-technical Python libraries

EDA – Pictures and Examples


Materials Engineering using EDA®
Modules and Use-Cases


EDA for JMatPro (JM)

JM offers extended possibilities for material development using JMatPro. While JMatPro supports the user-friendly calculation of individual alloys, JM allows n-dimensional optimization of the entire range of chemical compositions. For this purpose, results from very many JMatPro batch-calculations can be imported into the EDA database and evaluated, e.g. tabular or graphical comparisons.

EDA for Materials Modeling (MM)

MM supports the materials modeling by processing of test data. The system supports the import of different data in different units as well as integrated functions for processing, data compaction, re-sampling. Core functionalities are storage and querying of n-dimensional arrays of data as well as the parameterization of arbitrary constitutive material models (curve fitting). Predefined and documented material models (such as flow curve and phase transformation models) can be modified, extended and parametrized, resulting in a growing knowledge base.

EDA for Materials Knowledge Management (KI)

KI offers a unique integrated knowledge management system consisting of data, models and texts. A technical wiki system allows the creation of documents linking to data, equations, images, models and references (Zotero). The integrated report functionality allows the generation of high-quality printouts using LaTeX. External documents (such as PDF) und bibliographies can also be integrated and be searched using full text retrieval

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