Dr. Xuchun Ren Awarded NSF Research Grant

Dr. Xuchun Ren, an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department, has been awarded a three-year grant of $261,067 by the National Science Foundation for his project entitled “Novel Decomposition Methods for Reliability-Based Topology Optimization”. The NSF grant is part of the Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI) program. The mission of the CMMI program is to “fund fundamental research and education in support of the Foundation’s strategic goals directed at advances in the disciplines of civil, mechanical, industrial and manufacturing engineering, and materials design”. This award supports fundamental research on topology optimization of complex engineering structures in the presence of uncertainty. Specifically, it will develop novel methods to determine the ideal material distribution of complex engineering systems with low probabilities of failure corresponding to some critical failure mechanisms.

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