Center for Computer-Aided Design

Karim Abdel-Malek
Director

Virtual Soldier Research

  • Musculoskeletal model
  • Whole body vibration
  • Validation
  • Motion capture
  • Intuitive interface
  • Immersive virtual reality
  • Physiology
  • Standard ergonomic assessments
  • Zone differentiation
  • Posture and motion prediction
  • Hand model
  • Spine modeling
  • Gait: walking and running
  • Predictive dynamics
  • Dynamc strength and fatigue
  • Modeling of clothing
  • Human performance
  • Armor and soldier performance

Operator Performance Laboratory

  • Optimal aircraft instrumentation configuration
  • Rotorcraft
  • Flight simulation supporting aircraft operation task analysis
  • Warning-system effectiveness
  • Roadway markings and illumination analysis
  • Driver performance measurement
  • Cognitive processing burden assessment/sensory and data input cognitive impact
  • Human-vehicle interaction optimization for operational control and safety

Reliability and Sensor Prognostic Systems

  • Meshfree methods for structural analysis and design sensitivity analysis
  • Composite materials
  • Probabalistic mechanics and reliability
  • Reliability-based design optimization
  • Topology optimization
  • Multidisciplinary design optimization
  • Sensor technologies
  • Sensor-based process monitoring optimization

National Advanced Driving Simulator

  • Highway safety and transportation efficiency
  • Equipment product development effectiveness enhancement via virtual prototyping
  • Vehicle dynamics and simulation
  • Simulator technology and virtual reality environment and human factors

Musculoskeletal Imaging, Modeling, and Experimentation Program

  • Computational modeling of anatomic structures (with emphasis on finite modeling)

Biomechanics of Soft Tissue

  • Soft tissue mechanics
  • Biomechanics of the heart
  • Cardiovascular system
  • Aneurysm formation
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Non-linear FEA

Advanced Manufacturing Technology

  • Design, modeling and fabrication of tissue replacement parts, tissue scaffolds, medical devices and cell and organ printing
  • Testing of manufacturability, design effectiveness, virtual performance, and reliability of PCBs