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Bringing together materials and business ontologies for protective coatings

Konchakova, Natalia A.; Preisig, Heinz A.; Kavka, Carlos; Horsch, Martin T.; Klein, Peter; Belouettar, Salim

This work discusses how to connect business decision support systems, implemented in terms of the BPMN and DMN standards, with materials modelling workflows. The suggested approach facilitates interoperability of materials modelling software tools covering the main phenomena involved in advanced corrosion protection and active protective coatings' behaviour. The proposed system integrates materials modelling methodologies with decision support in business processes using a knowledge-based architecture. Thus, this contribution showcases the missing link between business processes, materials science, and computational engineering workflows for industrially relevant use cases; here, specifically, corrosion and protective-coating modelling. At the implementation level, we report on novel features of the process modelling suite ProMo for ontology and process-topology based materials modelling workflow construction and documentation. ProMo is extended to address challenges specific to the H2020 project VIPCOAT which works toward establishing an open innovation platform for active protective coatings and accelerated corrosion tests, including assessments of their in-service durability. Connections between quantitatively reliable materials modelling tools, their integration into simulation workflows, and ontology-based knowledge representation are considered, addressing the use case from VIPCOAT.

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