What is computational engineering?

March 22, 2010

Princeton University
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

PPPL COLLOQUIUM: Wednesday, March 24, 2010
4:15 p.m. (Refreshments at 4:00 p.m.)

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Lyman Spitzer Building, M. B. Gottlieb Auditorium

Dr. Douglass Post
Chief Scientist, Department of Defense High Computing Modernization Program

The Promise and Challenges of Physics-Based Computational Engineering

Engineering product development – the design and production of new machinery – has been based on repeated “design-build-test” cycles.  With powerful computers, engineers are beginning to use physics-based computational tools to quickly design, optimize, build and test virtual prototypes, and replace the former paradigm with one based on “design through analysis”. With these tools, companies have able to achieve major competitive advantages by reducing time to market, increasing the number of products, and being able to target new markets. This requires developing and deploying such tools, something that often take large teams (20 to 40 staff) five to ten years. One such effort is the Defense Department’s Computational Research and Engineering Acquisition Tools and Environments (CREATE) Program, a 12-year program to develop, deploy and sustain computational physics-based engineering tools to design air vehicles, ships and radio frequency antennas.  

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