CES Selector for Research

CES Selector provides access to a comprehensive library of materials data plus tools to chart, analyze, and apply this data in order to make materials decisions or assess the performance of materials.

Materials charting

A typical application—comparing a new material against other plastics and composites

Examples of what researchers can do with CES Selector:

  • Find materials data, fast. CES Selector includes a comprehensive library of industrial-grade property data covering metals, plastics, composites, ceramics, and more. Find engineering, economic, and environmental properties.
  • Compare your materials innovations against the 'universe' of available engineering materials—establish how they are performing and look for gaps that you can fill in materials property space.
  • Find similar materials based on property profiles when you need to replace a material in a current product or project.
  • Select materials for specific applications using a robust rational methodology.
  • Use modeling tools to explore hybrid materials and structures and their unique combinations of properties, informing projects in materials design.
  • Graphically communicate findings for conference presentations, grant proposals, and publication.

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What's the difference between CES Selector and CES EduPack? 

CES Constructor

All CES Selector academic licenses come with CES Constructor™, which allows you to create and modify CES Selector databases to support your teaching and research:

  • Add and edit your own materials data, or build completely new research databases
  • Compare materials you are researching to materials already on the market
  • Share research data with colleagues

Some examples of such databases, covering areas such as amorphous materials, creep properties, and metal foams, are available via Granta's Education Hub, alongside lecture units (particularly Units 21 and 22) giving guidance on editing and creating databased for use in research and advanced teaching.