Granta provides tools that support academic research, helping you:
- Investigate and identify new hybrid materials and structures that exhibit unique combinations of properties.
- Focus your research on material systems that offer performance benefits for your target application.
- Access advanced industrial data and combine it with your own research data
- Compare achieved performance with expected performance and existing materials.
- Graphically communicate your research findings.
Those teaching advanced level courses (e.g., master's level) can also benefit from these powerful graphical analysis tools and industrial data, supporting students in lab work, industrial design projects, and research.
CES Selector™ is build on the same principles as the software provided in CES EduPack™, used at over 800 universities and colleges worldwide for teaching materials and processes, adding the extensive materials property data, advanced graphical analysis, and specialist tools used widely in industry. An academic licence provides particular support for materials research and advanced teaching:
- Access advanced materials property data—steels, aerospace alloys, medical materials, composites, plastics... (see below)
- visualize property space to guide development of new materials and communicate their benefits
- Perform advanced eco audits
- Predict the properties of hybrid materials (such as sandwich panels) and add your own Hybrid Synthesizer models (pictured above)
- Access advanced selection tools, e.g., Performance Index Finder
- Automatically generate reports and export them to Word or as a PDF
All academic licences come with CES Constructor™, which allows you to create and modify databases to support your teaching and research:
- Add and edit your own materials data, or build completely new research databases
- Compare materials you are researching to materials already on the market
- Share research data with colleagues
Some examples of such databases, covering areas such as amorphous materials, creep properties, and metal foams, are available via Granta's Teaching Resources Website.
|ASME BPV Code
Materials data for power and process applications.
European design-strength data on aerospace metallic materials.
Over 6,000 plastics grades measured to comparable ISO standards.
Property data for the complete register of European steels (the Stahl-Eisen-Liste).
Nearly 80,000 plastics property datasheets from 870 suppliers.
Test data for advanced composite materials (formerly Mil-Handbook-17).
Alloy data for aerospace component design (previously Mil-Hdbk-5).
Data for continuous fiber reinforced polymer composites.
|Medical MaterialUniverse MaterialUniverse plus medical and food grade data.|
Example Consortia members include:
- EADS Astrium,
- Emerson Electric,
- TRW Automotive
Granta works closely with many internationally-renowned societies and academic / government research centers. Our collaborations include: providing access to data from these organizations via the CES Selector or GRANTA MI software; helping these institutions to publish their data online; and providing materials data management tools.
- ASM International (the US society for materials engineers)
- The Welding Institute (TWI), UK
- The National Institute of Materials Science (NIMS), Japan
- The UK National Physical Laboratory (NPL)
Granta also works closely with many of the world's leading engineering companies. These organizations use Granta software and data, and participate in three collaborative projects organized by Granta: The Material Data Management Consortium (MDMC), the Environmental Materials Information Technology Consortium (EMIT), and the Materials Strategy Software Consortium.
GRANTA MI materials data management
If your research group or department generates large quantities of materials data, for example, from materials testing or research analysis, you may be interested in GRANTA MI, the leading system for materials data management in engineering enterprises. Contact Granta for more information.