Our research in continuum and multiscale modeling, produces predictive models of materials, devices, and processes including mechanical behavior, fluid flow and heat transfer, light propagation and the combination of these and other phenomena across length scales from nanoscopic to macroscopic.
Faculty develop and use new computational tools that allow predictive design and optimization of practical industrial processes as well as novel new materials and devices.
Their work addresses not only the properties of materials, but the processing of materials required to achieve a desired material state and properties.
For example, in work with Vader Systems, a Buffalo startup company working in 3D printing of metals, Prof. Edward Furlani used combined computational fluid dynamics and magnetohydrodynamics modeling to analyze the ejection and deposition of droplets of molten aluminum. This is allowing Vader to rapidly optimize their novel metal-printing technology.
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