MATDAT Project

MATDAT Project

People behind the Project

Robert Basan, Assoc. Prof., D. Sc.

MATDAT.com founder and project leader


Affiliation: Faculty of Engineering, University of Rijeka, Croatia

Took part in a number of national and international research projects, both as a collaborator and project leader. In co-authorship with his colleagues, he published his work in high level journals such as International Journal of Fatigue and Computational Materials Science, and he is also active as a reviewer for these and similar journals.

Field of work/expertise: Load capacity and durability of machine elements and structures, Fatigue of materials and structures in general, Estimation methods, CAE/FEA

Recently, Robert´s efforts are aimed at further development of the MATDAT.COM project which ideally, should grow to become a collaboration and networking platform for exchange of material-related information and ideas between academia and industry.


Tea Marohnić, D. Sc. student


Project role/responsibility: database content management; estimation methods expert system developer

Affiliation: Faculty of Engineering, University of Rijeka, Croatia

Field of work/expertise: Right now, Tea is very busy working on her doctoral dissertation in the framework of MATDAT.com project.


Domagoj Rubeša, Full. Prof., D. Sc.


Affiliation: Faculty of Engineering, University of Rijeka, Croatia ; University of Applied Sciences, FH Joanneum, Graz, Austria

Field of work/expertise:


Dario Iljkić, Assist. Prof., D. Sc.


Affiliation: Faculty of Engineering, University of Rijeka, Croatia

Currently, Dario is Senior Lecturer at the Department for Materials Science and Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Rijeka, Croatia. He is a Member of Croatian Society for Heat Treatment and Surface Engineering, a Member of Technical Committee for Casting on Croatian Standards Institute, a Member of the Editorial Board of Journal for Theory and Application in Foundry, and a Member of several Organizing Committees of the Scientific Conferences, an author or a co-author of ca. 40 papers.

Field of work/expertise: Material Engineering, Casting Technology


Marina Franulović, Assoc. Prof., D. Sc.


Affiliation: Faculty of Engineering, University of Rijeka, Croatia

Field of work/expertise: Advanced material models, Material parameters identification, Genetic algorithm procedures for material parameter identification, Material behaviour modeling, Gears design and optimisation

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.