Sophisticated mathematical modelling aided by powerful computing and visualization has the potential to provide the cutting-edge to industry; generation of cost-effective solutions, process optimization and product design are some of the areas where modelling and simulation can play critical to enabling role. The C-MMACS Computational Industrial Mechanics Programme (CIMP) seeks to develop and apply tools of mathematical modelling and computer simulation in diverse areas of engineering.
Computational Mechanics Group contributed in development of FINEART an indigenous finite element software code jointly with few other CSIR Laboratories. Molecular Simulation study of Carbon Nanotube and work on Lattice-Boltzmann method, which is eminently suited to parallel computation, has been initiated. The work on periodically forced suspensions is also of significance. Sophisticated mathematical modelling aided by powerful computing and visualization has the potential to provide the cutting-edge to industry in a number of areas. The current topics of research are:
- Computational nano-mechanics
- Finite element modelling
- Numerical algorithms
- Optimization and visualization
- Nonlinear Dynamics