Design Optimization Laboratory
Our ability to manufacture now greatly exceeds our ability to design. Engineers are no longer merely inconvenienced by inefficient trial-and-error design; rather, they are nearly incapacitated by the vast space of possible designs afforded by advanced manufacturing (AM) technologies.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's Center for Design and Optimization is developing algorithms that can optimize immensely complex systems in high-performance computing (HPC) environments. We iterate through the design space, solving the physics equations using numerical methods. Because our design degrees-of-freedom (DOF) and physics DOF are in excess of 100 million, we must develop efficient, large-scale HPC algorithms. This effort enables engineers to optimize designs for unprecedented performance relative to current practice. This is not optional; it is an absolute necessity if we want to drive future innovation.
Our team includes staff and postdoctoral researchers from Center for Applied Scientific Computing (CASC), Engineering, and Physical and Life Sciences (PLS). We work with a number of universities, nonprofits, and companies.
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