Published August 4, 2022 | Version original version
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Bringing together materials and business ontologies for protective coatings

  • 1. Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon
  • 2. Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • 3. Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology
  • 4. Norwegian University of Life Sciences
  • 5. Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics


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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OntoTRANS – Ontology driven Open Translation Environment 862136
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MarketPlace – Materials Modelling Marketplace for Increased Industrial Innovation 760173
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VIPCOAT – Virtual Open Innovation Platform for Active Protective Coatings Guided by Modelling and Optimization 952903
European Commission