The Indiana Consortium for Simulation-based Engineering of Materials and Structures


The concept of ICSEMS (the Indiana Consortium for Simulation-based Engineering of Materials and Structures) is based on the recognition that modeling and simulation is an indispensable part of product design in the digital engineering future. All engineering processes do or will depend on computational models such that they can be modified quickly, controlled tightly, and optimized. ICSEM’s goal is to work with its industrial partners to make full use of modeling and simulation approaches in digital engineering supporting product design.

Mission and Rationale

ICSEMS provides companies in the State of Indiana (and beyond) with pre-competitive support in key technology adoption focus areas of the Indiana Next Generation Manufacturing Competitiveness Center (IN-MAC). ICSEMS actuates in the areas of model based engineering in mechanics of materials and structures in support of product design with its key activities are envisioned to be in the domain of digital engineering. The primarily activity of ICSEMS is to assist consortium members with their needs in applied mechanics by the use of finite element methods and associated computational approaches, failure analysis and prevention, topology optimization, and data-enabled analysis. Efforts in the digital space would be supported by materials characterization and by rapid prototyping with 3D printing, where appropriate. Consortium members in collaboration with Purdue faculty define specific pre-competitive research project directions. Specific projects envisioned under ICSEMS would be related to stress and deformation analysis in general, problems related to adhesion, fatigue and fracture, structural stability, shape optimization, and material selection.

Value Proposition

Support consortium members in pre-competitive research goals in computational modeling and simulation based applied mechanics and design of materials and structures, provides member companies with support in design decisions on material selection, potential deformation and failure criteria with reduce need for experimental testing or prototyping.

  • Enables consortium members access to Purdue University technical expertise to improve product design, to training short courses, and to online tutorials.
  • Provides access to computational (HPC) infrastructure and software, as well as training resources for current employees and to recruiting Purdue University graduates.

Relevant Industry Sectors

  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Civil Infrastructure
  • Biomedical
  • Materials
  • Defense
  • Consumer Products

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Become a Partner with ICSEMS

New member companies with technology needs in simulation based engineering of materials and structures are welcome to join ICSEMS at any time. Please contact Dr. Thomas Siegmund at 765-494-9766 or at siegmund@purdue.edu

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