Modeling and Simulation

Using models to simulate processes and gather data. Then use that data to improve the product or process at a lower cost than actually performing the process.

Testing new air bags through real-life crash tests could be time-consuming, expensive—even dangerous. Modeling and simulation finds that same information virtually, in very little time, with no smashed cars to make the physical world efficient, cost-effective, and safer.

Frank Gerner, Professor Mechanical Engineering

Active Research Faculty

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Sam Anand

Professor, Director - Siemens PLM Simulation Technology Center


Research Interests: Manufacturing systems, Industrial IoT

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Janet Jiaxiang Dong



Research Interests: Design for manufacturing

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Frank M Gerner

Professor, Senior Associate Dean


Research Interests: Manufacturing simulation

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Xiaodong Jia

Assistant Professor


Research Interests: Smart manufacturing

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Jay Kim



Research Interests: Acoustics and vibration controls

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Paul D. Orkwis



Research Interests: Computational fluid dynamics, Lattice Boltzmann methods

Research Interests: Modeling, friction, simulation

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