MATDAT Project

MATDAT Project

Story behind MATDAT.com project

Material data is hard to come by. Whether you need them for your work, research or study, problem seems to be the same - experiments are expensive and (usually) longlasting and required literature often unavailable. I know that, because at the time I was working on my doctoral thesis, I have spent almost a year preparing, organizing and performing set of strain-life fatigue testing and then I have lost additional couple of months finding and acquiring additional data from the literature.

My main motivation for starting the MATDAT.COM project was the idea to make material data obtained from literature research and from experiments performed during work on projects and doctoral thesis, available to other people and to help them save their time, money and effort.

Active development and implementation of MATDAT.COM project started somewhere during June 2010, after about three years of preparation and thinking about what I really wanted to do and how to do it. Since the launch, on 26. April 2011, there is a constant increase in number of visits and registered users. Since I wanted to support young members of the technical community, students and young researchers have FREE ACCESS to all materials in the database through MATDAT EDU option.

All material data included in the database are from relevant, well-documented sources (almost exclusively articles from scientific journals and conferences, dissertations, technical reports, handbooks). Hopefully, more people will also decide to become contributors by submitting more material data from the literature and help us expand content of our database.

MATDAT.COM system in its present state is result of much enthusiasm and countless hours of research and hard work - and all of this without any external financial support. If you feel that efforts behind MATDAT.COM are worthwhile and find provided data/information to be useful, please consider supporting us in more substantial manner. You can do so either by registering as a paying, MATDAT PRO user (click here for more details on options and advantages), or if you are representing a company, by sponsoring our project (contact us directly for more details and sponsor plans/options). I would also greatly appreciate you spreading the information among your colleagues and partners as well as putting the link to MATDAT.COM onto your website.

 
In the name of MATDAT.COM team, I thank you in advance for your support!

Sincerely,

Assist. Prof. Basan Robert, D. Sc.
MATDAT.COM founder and project leader


Latest testimonials

Lidija Runko Luttenberger, D. Sc.

... I welcome your initiative to institute a web page containing a collection of scientifically and professionally relevant test results regarding dif...
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Lidija Runko Luttenberger, D. Sc.

Dear colleague,

Some twenty plus years ago I was writing my master’s thesis entitled “Contribution to practical determining of corrosion fatigue of steel with particular reference to offshore technology units”. My paper among other things contains fatigue and corrosion fatigue test results for microalloyed steel TStE355 FG36T. 
I would just like to reflect on how much effort and material resources I had to engage in order to provide  high-quality specimens appropriate for low-cycle fatigue tests and to obtain relevant results at the prestigious institute. I had to involve a number of people in two major Croatian shipyards for procuring, cutting and machining the specimens in the yards’ tools processing workshops and to do much travelling in order to attend the tests. On top of that, it was quite an undertaking to find the literature in the field at the time. I am not sure that much has changed since then so I welcome your initiative to institute a web page containing a collection of scientifically and professionally relevant test results regarding different materials. I am sure it will spare many the effort of undergoing the lengthy, demanding and expensive procedures of determining advanced characteristics of industrial materials. 
 
Lidija Runko Luttenberger

Latest news

New materials added to MATDAT

1. March 2016.

Database content was just updated with 202 new material datasets - majority of which are steels. Index of new content is already submitted to Thomson ...
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New materials added to MATDAT

1. March 2016.

Proficiency testing for aluminium alloy AlSi9Cu3

8. April 2014.

Talum Inštitut d.o.o., material research and environmental protection, invites laboratories to take part in proficiency testing for AlSi9Cu3 alloy (22...
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Proficiency testing for aluminium alloy AlSi9Cu3

8. April 2014.
Talum Inštitut d.o.o., material research and environmental protection, invites laboratories to take part in proficiency testing for AlSi9Cu3 alloy (226a quality) by method of optical emission spectrometry in accordance with EN 14726, which will be carried out in May 2014. 

The material used is an AlSi9Cu3 alloy sample with the following composition: Si ? 9%; Fe ? 0,5%; Cu ? 2,5%; Mn ? 0,4%; Mg ? 0,3%; Cr ? 0,02%; Ni ? 0,01; Zn ? 0,1%; Ti ? 0,05%; Pb ? 0,01%; Ca < 0,01%; P < 0,01%; Sn < 0,01%; Sr < 0,01%; V < 0,01%
 
Participants will receive the samples by post in April 2014. Participation fee is 250 EUR and includes report, certificate of participation, sample and sample delivery. After you receive the report, you can use the sample as CRM. If you are interested in participation, please contact tatjana.vicko@talum.si

Deadline for application is 14.04.2014.