Michele Parrinello, Ph.D., of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, delivered the 2013 Pitzer Lecture in Theoretical Chemistry on Nov. 25, on the main campus of The Ohio State University. Parrinello’s address was titled Atomistic Computer Simulations: Past, Present, and Future.
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TotalSim’s Fan Portal accepts user input on parameters, such as fan geometry, blade number, shroud diameter, fan immersion, flow rate and speed and rotational direction and provides the customer with visual and numerical results, such as pressure, torque, power and efficiency.
A screen shot of simulation results from an app developed by TotalSim LLC as a virtual desktop-as-a-service system for advanced manufacturing processes.
Ohio Supercomputer Center engineers partnered with experts at Technology Management Inc. to model TMI’s fabrication process and component specifications of its highly efficient fuel cells.
Engineers at AltaSim Technologies leveraged Ohio Supercomputer Center resources to model thermal energy transfer from full, printed circuit boards.
Kinetic Vision engineers partnered with KLW Plastics to test integration of modeling and simulation into their product development and testing workflow.
Lung-Fei Lee at The Ohio State University is developing models of group behavior that include situations where some members have incomplete information.
A research group led by Douglass Schumacher at The Ohio State University are conducting simulations of experiments being conducted on powerful lasers, such as Ohio State’s 400 Terawatt Scarlet laser, shown here.
Dhabaleswar Panda at The Ohio State University led a group in studies of communication runtimes on systems, including the HP-Intel Xeon Oakley Cluster at the Ohio Supercomputer Center.
A research group led by Brian Rigling at Wright State University and Todd Rovito at the Air Force Research Lab developed a simple synthetic intersection and synthetic straight test track, based upon Sadr City, Iraq. The comparison view is a satellite image of the actual intersection.