Current efforts at the Notre Dame Design Automation Lab encompass the following multidisciplinary research areas:

Multiscale/Multiphysics

Research applications involving design tool development for multiscale material design are at an early stage of development. The computational requirements of advanced numerical tools for simulating material behavior such as the finite element method (FEM) and the molecular dynamics method (MD) can prohibit direct integration of these tools in a design optimization procedure where multiple iterations are required.»Learn More

Bone Details

Bone Adaptation

Each year, bone metabolic diseases affect millions of people of all ages, genders, and races. The bone remodeling process is responsible for maintaining and adapting our bones from daily loading.»Learn More

Car Crashing

Crashworthiness

Vehicle crashworthiness optimization is a difficult problem that involves the modeling of energy transfer throughout multi-body interactions, plastic deformation, and material nonlinearities among others.»Learn More

Blast Mitigation

Blast worthiness design using optimization techniques presents a new application for a well-understood method. The goal of blast mitigation is to maximize passenger safety during a blast event subject to certain geometric and manufacturing constraints.»Learn More

Design for Manufacturing

Research applications involving design tool development for multiscale material design are at an early stage of development.»Learn More

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