Data Management

Dimensional Modeling of Indian Materials Database

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Executive Summary

The Indian Materials Database (IMDB) is a national project aiming to develop a database through compilation of materials property data available in different laboratories in India. The database contains data on mechanical, corrosion, and nondestructive evaluation, thermal and optical properties of a wide variety of materials. Selecting the appropriate data modeling technique is crucial for the successful deployment of such a database. Dimensional modeling is a logical design technique to present data in a standard, intuitive framework that allows for high-performance access.

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