ADVANCED COMPUTATIONAL MECHANICS LABORATORY
Almost all scientists and engineers are involved in the modeling of natural phenomena, i.e., the development of conceptual and mathematical abstractions to simulate physical events. This accounts for the remarkable advances in transportation, communication, materials processing, manufacturing, medicine, and biotechnology since the beginning of the industrial revolution. Today this subject is referred to simply as computational science or computational mechanics - phrases that encompass science and engineering subjects dealing with numerical simulations of a variety of physical systems. Computational investigations now constitutes a “third scientific methodology,” distinct from the traditional methods of analytical and experimentation investigations. Major established industries such as the automobile, aerospace, atmospheric sciences, chemical, pharmaceutical, petroleum, electronics and communications, as well as emerging industries such as biotechnology, nanotechnology, and information technology rely on computational science/mechanics-based capabilities to model and simulate complex systems for the analysis, design, and manufacturing of high-technology products .
Professor Reddy’s Advanced Computational Mechanics Laboratory (ACML) at Texas A&M University is dedicated to state-of-the-art research in the development of novel mathematical models and numerical simulation of physical phenomena.