A robust, accurate, and easy-to-use set of modeling tools will be widely available for the prediction of physical properties of fluids and obtaining insight into the connections between molecular structure and properties. As a part of this tool set, molecular simulation will become a breakthrough technology that is widely accepted in the chemical industry and applied in conjunction with other predictive methods to meet the industry's evolving fluid property data needs. Through an international collaboration (IFPSC) between industry, academia, and national labs (coordinated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology), we will develop Standard Reference Simulations, validation of methods, quantification of uncertainty, force field and simulation databases, communication standards between computer programs, and recommendations regarding the use of other predictive methods, thus enabling users to select the appropriate tools to achieve results with requisite accuracy and insight.

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