Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) Research Lab



Computer-aided engineering (CAE), or computational engineering, utilizes computers to simulate the behaviors (deformations, stresses, fluid flows, vibrations, noises, and so on) of materials or structures to complement the physical testing. These simulations are based on the corresponding mathematical models of the physical problems, which are solved by employing various numerical procedures, such as the finite element method (FEM), boundary element method (BEM), meshfree method or molecular dynamics (MD) at different length and time scales. CAE is being increasingly employed in the analysis and development (virtual prototyping/testing) of many new materials (e.g., advanced composites, biomaterials, and MEMS) and various new products (e.g., cell phones, computers, cars, and airplanes).

The mission of the CAE Research Lab is:

2001-2010, CAE Research Lab, University of Cincinnati