ICAMS / Interdisciplinary Centre for Advanced Materials Simulation


ICME research at TCS and ICME enabling platform TCS PREMAP

Date: 28.09.2016
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Place: Seminar Room IC 02-718

Pramod Zagade, Tata Consultancy Services, Pune, India
Danish Khan, Tata Consultancy Services, Pune, India

Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) is conceived as a way in which future materials and manufacturing process development will be carried out in close collaboration with end product design. ICME envisages integration of processing, structure & property models, along with methods to handle uncertainty and cost models, linked with data and knowledge base. This approach needs use of diverse tools for different aspects of physics, fidelities, length scales and their integration in a systematic product development workflow. For many years, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has been successfully applying state of the art simulation and modeling for solving industrial problems related to product quality concerns, process scale-up and optimization etc. Focus of our solutions have been solving the industrial issues through modeling which involved need for process modeling, multi-scale modeling, optimization, uncertainty management, robust design, data sciences etc. Many of these cases needed small scale integration at either process or length scale level. While continuing to carry out research and application broadly in the area of materials engineering in an ICME framework, we also felt a need for development of generalized strategy to address all such needs of integrative engineering with wider applications. In order to bring in extensibility and scalability in the developed solution we felt need of bringing in structured and systematic approach in materials engineering.

With this motivation, we developed an ICME enabling IT platform TCS PREMAP (Platform for Realization of Engineered Material and Products) at Tata Consultancy Services. It is aimed at, industrializing the benefits of the ICME approach, with a special focus on integrated design of products and materials. We bring in concepts of systems engineering, ontological modeling and model driven engineering from Computer Science and apply them in materials engineering context to realize a platform capable of addressing variety of engineering design problems. It comprises of a knowledge engineering system in the form ontological models of product components, materials, manufacturing processes, physics based simulation models, surrogate models learnt from data etc. Integration among the models across processes and length scales is enabled through an interactive workbench where experts can build solutions for engineering and research problems.

In the current presentation, we discuss ICME research at TCS and explain various aspects of our research on foundational problems of research for ICME as well as the TCS PREMAP platform, its capabilities and utility scenarios. The demonstration of platform utility is shown through two use cases of integrated gear design & manufacturing and production of Advanced High Strength Steels.

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