Factual Databases for Materials Design and Manufacturing
Kyoko Eriguchi, Kazuki Shimura
The present status of scientific and technological factual databases is reviewed. The number of source information which should be entered into a materials database is very large, therefore the databases must be optimally structured in records and files. As an example, the structure of JICST TH (the Japan Information Center of Science and Technology Thermophysical and Thermochemical Property Database) is presented. Discussion is made on characteristics of data items, validation of materials databases, the present status and future aspect of delivery and database systems.