Building Better Aircraft Engines, Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Race Cars

Buckeye Bullet

By Joan Slattery Wall

Somnath Ghosh envisions a day when the lifespan of aircraft engines could be predicted with better certainty.

The variables involved, however, seem endless: How much load would the aircraft carry? What are the failure characteristics of each composite used in each part? How much impact could they withstand? What effect does natural degradation have over time?

International conference features Ohio Supercomputer Center experts


Staff members at the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) are being tapped for their valuable expertise to deliver numerous presentations at SC07, the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center in Reno, Nev., Nov. 10-16.

OSC experts will be making a series of presentations throughout the week from the center’s high-tech display booth on the exhibit floor. Among the 18 booth presentations, major topics will include:

Voinovich-Ryan Legislation Boosts Manufacturing Competitiveness Through Supercomputing


The U.S. manufacturing sector received a boost as it transitions to a globally competitive marketplace under a new Senate bill introduced today. The legislation will take the same supercomputing systems and applications used almost exclusively by Fortune 500 companies and make them scalable, accessible and affordable to small and medium-sized companies.

International Magazine Picks "Great Design Idea""" Developed by ACCAD and OSC"

Columbus, Ohio -- August 30, 2002 -- A revolutionary design project developed by the Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design (ACCAD) and OSC was recently featured in the widely-read magazine, Metropolis. In its August/September issue, the magazine spotlighted the Virtual Sketch Project, which allows design students to "create" an interior space around them, immersing them in a virtual environment and resulting in a digital model of space.