Integrated computational material engineering has made significant advancements in expanding the scope and quality of materials simulation tools, allowing researchers to rapidly model and characterize new materials - a major step toward high-throughput materials discovery. In order to support this effort to discover, manufacture, and deploy advanced materials faster and cheaper, we need high-quality, well-structured machine-readable property data available to feed those algorithms.
This presentation covers the progress at NIST in the continuous development of the free, publicly available online resource (http://trc.nist.gov/metals_data) for metals and alloy data. A resource of well characterized experimental thermophysical property data including provenance of the collections data sources and a clear statement regarding their quality, quantified in statements of uncertainty. It includes details on the underlying structure for this relevant information from open literature. This data can now be accessed and used via the Web through either a human-oriented or a computer-oriented (API) interface.