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 Reuters for inclusion in DCI.

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

Deadline for application is 14.04.2014.

New Laboratory in MATDAT Directory of Labs&Services

4. February 2014.

AITAC continues to support MATDAT.COM project

20. January 2014.

MATDAT.COM has partnered with eFatigue!

22. August 2012.

During "Ph.D. summer school on Multiaxial fatigue of engineering materials and components" organized by IGF (Gruppo Italiano Frattura) we have met with prof. Darrell F. Socie (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, U.S.), founder of
eFatigue offers fatigue calculators, material databases, stress concentration factors, training, consulting. Weblinks are already exchanged between eFatigue and MATDAT.COM and initial steps are taken towards integrating our material properties database with calculators offered at eFatigue.

More good news! Over 400 registered users at MATDATcom!

2. August 2012.

Hacker attack on

1. August 2012.

During Tuesday and Wednesday, our website was attacked. Visitors informed us that upon the visit, they were redirected to other sites and/or were unable to acces our website.

Our developers and hosting providers took care of the problem and now situation should be normal as usual.

We apologize to all visitors and users that experienced problems during last two days.

Best regards,

MATDATcom Team 

We were at International Ph.D. Summer School on multiaxial fatigue held in Udine, Italy 23.-25.07.

25. July 2012.

"Ph.D. summer school on Multiaxial fatigue of engineering materials and components" was organized by prof. Luca Susmel and IGF (Gruppo Italiano Frattura) in cooperation with prof. Darrell F. Socie from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, U.S.

Course outline:

  • Introduction / Background
  • Stress Based Damage Models
  • Strain Based Damage Models
  • Fracture Mechanics Models
  • Nonproportional Loading
  • Variable Amplitude Multiaxial Loading
  • Stress Concentrations in Multiaxial Loading
  • Tools for Fatigue Assessment

Invited speaker Prof. Socie is Professor Emeritus at the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, UIUC since 2004.

His other prominent positions include(d):

  • Visiting Professor, Kyushu University, Japan, 1997;
  • Visiting Professor, Technical Research Center of Finland, 1995;
  • Visiting Professor, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy, 1989;
  • Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, UIUC, 1985-2004.

His recent Honors & Awards include:

  • Honorary Member, Deutscher Verband fur Materialforschung und-prufung, 2003
  • Fellow, American Society for Metals International, 2001
  • Fellow, American Society for Testing and Materials, 2000
  • Wohler Medal, European Structural Integrity Society (ESIS; for outstanding research work related to the fatigue of metals), 2000
  • Award of Merit (highest award given to an individual member), American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), 2000
  • Engineering Council Award for Excellence in Advising, College of Engineering, UIUC, 2000

At the end of the course, a presentation of the project and the website/database content was given to the attendants by the project leader, Assist. Prof. Basan Robert.

Doctoral dissertation in the framework of

20. July 2012.

In the framework of project, one doctoral dissertation is being prepared. Advanced methodology and system for estimation of cyclic and fatigue material parameters will be developed. Evolutionary methods (genetic algorithm, genetic programming, neural networks) will be used and once available, results will be implemented in system.

Intensive updating of the website in the next couple of days!

17. July 2012.

Due to the time-consuming efforts and activities on acquiring financial means for further development of, updating and expanding site content was neglected in the last couple of months.

Large number of project and database presentations were given at the number of companies and faculties and most prominent result is that we have signed a two-year contract with the Mechanical Engineering Faculty in Slavonski Brod.

This enables us to focus on updating and expanding the general content of the website. Expect a number of additions both to the general content and to the Dashboard section.

MATDATcom Team 

Joanneum racing Formula Student team July 2012 Newsletter is out!

15. July 2012.

Congratulations to the Joanneum Racing team and good luck at the upcoming racing events!

Joanneum Racing Newsletter July 2012


First faculty user of MATDAT.COM!

First faculty user of MATDAT.COM!

4. June 2012. signed 2-year contract (MATDAT Campus license) with Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Slavonski Brod, Croatia. MATDAT EDU licenses are secured for all students of the Faculty, while full access is available to all academic staff through corresponding MATDAT PRO user accounts.

3rd Fatigue Conference in Leoben, Austria is on! We are there!

19. April 2012.

For more info about the Conference, follow this link:

*UPDATE 01.06.2012.*: Photo Gallery from the Conference is available here:

LinkedIn Company page is up!

28. November 2011.

MatDat on

Direct link:

Presentations in Graz and Leoben, Austria

25. November 2011.

From 21.11. to 24.11. MATDAT.COM initiative was presented at FH Joanneum, Graz and Montanuniversität Leoben (Austria). Assist. Prof. Basan Robert, Prof. D. Sc. Rubeša Domagoj and doctoral student Marohnić Tea visited FH Joanneum where MATDAT.COM was presented to Fachhochschule staff and to Formula Student Racing teams of FH Joanneum and Technical University in Graz.

At Montanuniversität Leoben, Department of Product Engineering (at Lehrstuhl für Allgemeinen Maschinenbau) meeting and presentation of current and future was hosted by Dr. mont. Michael Stoschka. Potential cooperation was discussed and already valuable new material data on magnesium alloys are being prepared for inclusion in MATDAT.COM database.


MATDAT.COM presented at WCFA11&PUM04 meeting

26. October 2011. Invited lecture titled "Estimators of fatigue material properties" was held by Assist. prof. Basan Robert at the WCFA´11 meeting in Prague, Czech Republic.

Please read this and consider supporting MATDAT.COM - Thank you!

12. September 2011.

Main motivation for starting the MATDAT.COM project was the idea to organize material data which I obtained from literature/experiments during work on my thesis, and to make them available to other members of the technical community and to help them save their time, money and effort. All material data included in the database are from relevant, well-documented sources (journal and conference articles, dissertations, technical reports, handbooks). As this information is already published, and since I wanted to make a contribution to the community, I have decided to keep basic access to ALL THE DATA in MATDAT.COM database COMPLETELY FREE to students and young researchers through MATDAT EDU option.

MATDAT.COM is a 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 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 about MATDAT.COM 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!


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

Samples of material data reports

Samples of material data reports

19. July 2011.
* Please note that Comparison reports (up to 5 materials) are available to MATDAT PRO users only.

We have partnered with Institut für Stahlbau und Werkstoffmechanik, TU Darmstadt

25. June 2011.

Preliminary contacts with Prof. Dr.-Ing. Boller Christian and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Vormwald Michael initiated in June, 2010 resulted in their kind permissions to use extensive material data published in:

Boller, C., Seeger, T.: Materials data for cyclic loading – Part A-E, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1987.

Bäumel, A., Seeger, T.: Materials data for cyclic loading – Supplement 1, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1990.

For such a huge and significant contribution to the development of MATDAT.COM, partnership and cooperation with Institut für Stahlbau und Werkstoffmechanik, TU Darmstadt was proposed to Prof. Dr.-Ing. Vormwald Michael.

Additional meeting at ICM11 Conference (June 2011) between Assist. Prof. Basan Robert (leader of the MATDAT.COM project) and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Vormwald Michael (head of Fachgebiet Werkstoffmechanik at the Institut für Stahlbau und Werkstoffmechanik, TU Darmstadt) resulted in agreement to combine the efforts and expertise in research of material behaviour and further development of MATDAT.COM.

Already this new cooperation resulted in joint application for bilateral Croatian-German project titled "Characterisation and modelling of material behaviour for more efficient and lighter designs". Results will be known in December, 2011. and we are keeping our fingers crossed!

Paper presented at the ICM11 Conference and published in Procedia Engineering

Paper presented at the ICM11 Conference and published in Procedia Engineering

16. June 2011.

Paper titled "Implementation of strain-life fatigue parameters estimation methods in a web-based system" authored by: Robert Basan, Marina Franulović, Domagoj Rubeša (Faculty of Engineering, University of Rijeka, Croatia) and Ivan Prebil (Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia) was presented at the ICM11 Conference on the mechanical behavior of Materials.

The ICM holds international conferences every four years. These conferences are intended to cover progress on all aspects of the mechanical behavior of materials from both the macroscopic and microscopic viewpoints. The scope of materials of interest include both industrial materials, e.g., metals, alloys, polymers, ceramics, composites, and advanced materials under development or used in particular applications.

ICM11 Conference was held 5.-9. June 2011 in lovely Como, Italy and was organized by Politecnico di Milano and Prof. Mario Guagliano acting as a Chairman of the Conference.

You can find abstract as well as the link to the fulltext of the paper published in Procedia Engineering Journal, in our Knowledge base section.

Presentation at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

15. May 2011.

Presentation of MATDAT.COM system and demonstration features implemented sofar was held on Thursday, 12.05.2011 for members of the Chair of Modelling in Engineering Sciences and Medicine at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.



26. April 2011.

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.
Although, there is still a lot of work ahead, this really is a big step forward!

New materials in the database

25. April 2011.

Another set of material data is added to our database. Currently, there are total of 833 datasets in the database at the moment. We expect to pass 1000 datasets in the next couple of days. Register and search our database!

Database status update

21. April 2011.

Currently, there are 476 datasets in the database (unalloyed, low alloy and high alloy steels). New datasets (aluminium and titanium alloys) are being double-checked and will be added shortly.

Project presentation

25. January 2011.

Brief presentation of the project concept and initial results was held on Tuesday, 25.01.2011. for members of the Department for Mechanical Engineering Design at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Rijeka. Underlying idea and basic concepts were explained to the audience followed by brief overview of previous activities and up-to-date implementation of the webpage and materials database.

Last updates

14. February 2014.

We updated our licensing system - now academic users can extend duration of their MATDAT EDU accounts with a single click in automated verification e-mail.

10. September 2012.

New search form is implemented and ready for you to use it! It´s easier to use. The old one will be used as a basis for advanced search option. We are working on it.

2. August 2012.

We have updated list and logotypes of companies and universities that our users come from.

20. July 2012.

We plan to implement 2 versions of database search forms - Simple and Expert mode. Switching between them will be easy, and this should help occasional and nonexpert users search our database easier.

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...

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

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  • eFatigue

We welcome all ideas and cooperation proposals as well as any larger number of material datasets which you might be willing to contribute.

AITAC d.o.o. Marine & Offshore Engineering

AITAC d.o.o. Marine & Offshore Engineering

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At AITAC, we believe that providing you final 3D models and drawings is not enough. We value a strong relationship with our customers. We listen and help you achieve your project, bringing you our experience and efficiency. From engineering one of the largest yachts in the world to developing PLM solutions for shipyards, AITAC can provide the support you need. No matter how complex your project might look, we will turn it into reality.

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