Concurrent design of hierarchical materials and structures

  • D. L. McDowell
  • G. B. Olson


Significant achievements have been demonstrated in computational materials design and its broadening application in concurrent engineering. Best practices are assessed and opportunities for improvement identified, with implications for modeling and simulation in science and engineering. Successful examples of integration in undergraduate education await broader dissemination.


Materials design Multiscale modeling Robust design Concurrent engineering 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Georgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Northwestern University and QuesTek Innovations LLCEvanstonUSA

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