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Mechanical Engineering Research

Photo of Xiaoping Qian holding a 3D-printed beam

Computational Engineering and Design

We create mathematical models and develop computer methods and tools that advance a diverse array of engineering applications. Research topics include geometric and physical modeling, model-based engineering, finite-element methods, computational fluid dynamics, multi-physics modeling, multi-scale modeling, shape and topology optimization, data-driven methods, machine-learning techniques, system engineering, and high-performance computing. Current applications for this work include energy systems, transportation and autonomous vehicle integration, cyber-physical systems, and design for additive manufacturing.


Faculty affiliate

Laboratories and Centers

Engineering Design Research Lab

Simulation Based Engineering Lab

Pan Group

Computational Design and Manufacturing Lab

Engineering Representations and Simulation Laboratory

Wisconsin Applied Computing Center