Computational Materials Science - Multi-Scale Mode
at ORAU Workforce Solutions

Date Posted: 8/23/2019

Opportunity Description

Computational Materials Science - Multi-Scale Modeling In recent years, computational design has become increasingly critical to the development of new materials. The overarching goal is to accelerate the development of new materials by significantly reducing development time and evaluation costs. To realize this goal, high-fidelity physical models at multiple scales are usually developed and combined into a single multi-scale/multi-physics model. With this process, analysis and optimization are possible. Computational analysis and design of materials is applicable across a wide range of materials science and technology areas. Research opportunities exists for the development of computational methodologies (numerical methods and associated algorithms) that enable rapid creation of new high-fidelity multi-scale/multi-physics computer models of materials capable of utilizing modern extreme-scale computing environments. The success of multi-scale modeling hinges on the ability to combine at-scale models into a multi-scale model. However, few numerical methodologies and associated algorithms have been developed so far to enable such scale-bridging. Moreover, many at-scale models are extremely demanding computationally and render any multi-scale model utilizing them unsuitable for practical applications. While surrogate modeling allows reduction of this computational cost, most methodologies for surrogate modeling are global and thus characterized by a relatively high cost. New adaptive non-local surrogate modeling methodologies are needed, which can bring the computational cost down to tractable levels. Finally, at-scale models are frequently endowed with uncertainty due to various sources such as natural fluctuations, model parameters or model form. This uncertainty and natural variability must be consistently incorporated into multi-scale/multi-physics computer models in order to enable computational design of materials. Click here for more information

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