The Virtual Engineering & Flight Laboratory provides research focused in the development and application of numerical methods in areas of:

  • Crashworthiness
  • Injury biomechanics
  • Structures
  • Numerical optimization techniques
  • Virtual product development
  • Certification by analysis
  • Computer fluid dynamics
  • Virtual flight development

Research Projects

  • FAA - Certification by Analysis
  • FAA - Certification by Analysis of Aircraft Interiors
  • FTA - Certification by Analysis full scale
  • FTA - Certification by Analysis
  • NIAR/Industry/State - Bird Strike Numerical Model Development and Validation
  • FAA Assure - Ground collision severity evaluation applications
  • FAA Assure - Airborne collision severity evaluation
  • NASA - Advance Composites Consortium (ACP)
    • High energy dynamic impact
  • Navy - I predict - digital human body modulation and its application to improve aircraft rediness and occupant survivability

Computational Resources

  • 38 20 Core Workstations (760 Cores)
  • HPPC Cluster A: nodes (640 Cores)
  • HPPC Cluster B:  nodes (292 Cores)
  • Data Storage System 1.2 PB
  • Secure Area/Data Access