Development of fully functional prototype for multiscale computational environment that simulates micro and nano devices.
Weidlinger Associates and Cornell University developed a fully integrated software tool that enables researchers and design engineers to simulate the behavior of multi-functional sensors and other micro and nano devices under extreme thermal and mechanical loadings. The NanoSE software runs in a massively parallel computing environment and provides a single consistent and integrated simulation of physical phenomena of drastically different length and time scales. The original goals for the research project were exceeded by embedding the implementation into Weidlinger's FlexLab environment and integrating model definition and visualization with the package.
The environment couples a flexible, modern, and powerful molecular dynamics code with a proven, industrial strength, explicit finite-element wave propagation simulation package. A component-based framework provides the model definition and visualization. MPI was used for communication of data among the components and for launching and coordinating the individual tools.
Completion Date: 2007 Location: United States Owner or Client: US Army Research Development and Engineering Prime Consultant(s): WAI Prime; Cornell University