Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program

"High Performance Computing for Structural Engineering Applications"

About the Project

Project Time & Type:
Fall 2010 - DURI
Research area(s):
Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Computational Science and Engineering
Project Description:
The student will be expected to study the current designs of structural components and systems such as beam-column connections; generate realistic computer models using finite element programs; and run these models on high performance computer clusters at Purdue to characterize the behavior of these components and systems. The student will be exposed to a wide variety of topics in Structural Engineering, Computer Programming and Parallel processing.
Expected Student Contributions:
Results from the students work will be assimilated and incorporated into computer codes being developed by other graduate students in the research group and will provide a set of benchmarks to calibrate our in-house computer code with.
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Desired Qualifications:
The student should have a strong academic record; have a keen interest in structural mechanics and computational engineering and mathematics. The student should be able to work independently unde the direction of the faculty supervisors. Familiarity with a finite element program such as ABAQUS will be a great positive.
Estimated Weekly Hours:
Department awards independent research credits for this project?
Yes, 2 credit hours

Professor in Charge

Prakash, Arun
civil engineering

Student Supervisor

Arun Prakash
Assistant Professor

Cooperating Faculty

Milind Kulkarni
Electrical and Computer Engineering