Karthik Duraisamy, an Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering and a MICDE-affiliated faculty member, is part of a research project developing a better description of air turbulence that won a $1.6 million award from NASA.

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Inside a diffusion-limited aggregation cluster, grown using an accelerated rare-event algorithm. Courtesy of Robert Ziff, Professor of Chemical Engineering.

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A snapshot from a simulation of a charge-discharge process in a lithium-ion battery, based on an experimentally obtained microstructure. Courtesy of Katsuyo Thornton, Professor, Materials Science and Engineering and Applied Physics.

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Modeling the collapse response of a 10-story building. Courtesy of Sherif El-Tawil, Professor and Associate Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering.


MICDE is the focal point for simulation-based engineering and science at the University of Michigan.

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Snapshot of a 2D atmospheric model simulation showing a developing wave that is dynamically tracked by a block-structured and adaptive cubed-sphere computational mesh. Courtesy of Christiane Jablonowski, Associate Professor, CLaSP.


Image of a numerical simulation of Saturn’s magnetosphere and the Cassini spacecraft trajectory which shows a comparison of boundary crossings observed and modeled. Courtesy Darren De Zeeuw, Associate Research Scientist, Center for Space and Environment Modeling, CLaSP.


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