Welcome to the Design Automation Laboratory at the University of Notre Dame.

Established in 1992 by Dr. John E. Renaud as a part of a research effort in Multidisciplinary Design Optimization (MDO) to develop strategies for the design of large scale systems. Since then the research activities have been diversified to include such areas as Rapid Prototyping, CAD/ CAM, Plastic snap design tool development, Uncertainty in Design and Decision Based Design. Most recent research efforts include Multiscale/Multiphysics, Bone (Functional) Adaptation, Crashworthiness, Blast Mitigation and Design for Manufacturing.

ndDAL Current Research
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ndDAL’s current research is varied, including areas from blast mitigation to crashworthiness to design for manufacturing. Research is sponsored by several organizations including the US Army, AFOSR, and Honda.
  • John E. Renaud
    ndDAL Laboratory
    (574) 631-5433
  • Andrés Tovar
    Assistant Research
    (574) 631-9683
  • Department of Aerospace &
    Mechanical Engineering

    365 Fitzpatrick Hall
    Notre Dame, IN 46556
    (574) 631-5430
    Fax (574) 631-8341
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