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Advanced Materials

Hyundai Motor Group is dedicated to lead the future through its analysis on the innovative trends of the future
and advanced materials technology.

Material Development by ICME Technology,
Your Imagination Makes It Real

All the materials used in our daily life are the results of considerable time consuming research efforts.
Hyundai Motor Group is advancing forward to attain the state-of-art technology of Integrated Computational Material Engineering (ICME) which enables the predictable development of highly sophisticated newly emerging materials based on optimized cost and time. This paradigm shift from limited experience and knowledge based development to theory based and date driven innovation would be cost, time schedule and technical benefits to our customers.
Computational Alloy Design, Microstructure Calculation and Analysis of Microstructures, Mechanical Property Prediction image

ICME, or Integrated Computational Material Engineering, is a technology that allows materials to be developed completely in a virtual space through the quantification and formularization of everything related to matter, such as quantum physics, weight, strength, and brittleness of materials, to name only a few.

In a virtual laboratory, the materials are designed and the production processes are established. Then, the final physical attributes are estimated for developing real-life materials. The changes in the fine structures of materials, at the atomic scale, molecular scale, or 1/100 of the thickness of your hair, are fine-tuned and calculated in order to devise the optimal production conditions. And, based on this, the physical properties are engineered to suit the uses of these materials. Then, the researchers assess the possible problems that can be expected in the final stage of production, so that a material that is optimized for a specific purpose can be developed.

Key Tech

  • Artificial Intelligence

    • Objective Function for optimization of Material Performance
    • Verification and Validation of Objective Functions
  • Establishment of Elaborate
    Thermodynamic Database

    • Characterization and development of thermodynamic properties enable now-unknown element to element interactions to be considered
  • Microstructure Prediction

    • Understanding of the principles of microstructural changes (phases) on theories and data
    • Development of constitutive equations and its numerical methods
  • Specialized in Material Property
    Prediction Methods

    • Various models of properties from atomic scale to meter scale
    • Integration scheme of each process
  • Virtual Forming Technology

    • Numerical Recipes for mechanical behavior of materials (constitutive equation)
    • Spring back prediction
  • Quality Assurance Technology on the
    Virtual Platform

    • Prediction of stress distribution according to manufacturing history
    • Prediction of residual stress distribution and validation of its effects on final product quality

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