ACT Expanding Advanced Modeling Research Activities

Lancaster, Pennsylvania – August 11, 2014. Advanced Cooling Technologies announced today that it is continuing to expand its focus on research in advanced modeling through four recent wins of government funded R&D contracts, totaling over $600K. Over the last 5 years, ACT has been awarded $4 million in contracts in this research area.

ACT’s Advanced Modeling Research (AMR) focuses on developing a fundamental understanding of physical and chemical processes at the micron and sub-micron scale. These bottom-up multi-scale simulation approaches have the potential to link the atomistic length-scale to the product-level, offering highly accurate prediction tools. According to Dr. Tapan Desai, R&D Manager at ACT, “These awards demonstrate ACT’s depth and breadth in performing advanced modeling to develop prediction toolkits for ACT’s government and commercial customers. ACT’s advanced modeling capabilities directly benefits our customers by helping them gain a fundamental understanding of the “cause and effect” leading to high performance products with substantial cost savings”.

ACT’s reactive MD simulation of ablative rubber composite in oxygen atmosphere

ACT’s reactive MD simulation of ablative rubber composite in oxygen atmosphere


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Crack propagation simulation

ACT’s simulation of crack propagation in composite lamina using meshless peridynamics approach.

Some notable examples of AMR projects include:

  • Development of corrosion fatigue prediction tool based on peridynamics methodology
  • Peridynamics based multiscale modeling of damage in thick composites
  • Physics based model development for high power semiconductor lasers
  • Electrical & thermally coupled fast device models for circuit simulation
  • Boltzmann transport based modeling of semiconductor devices (GaN, SiC)
  • Reactive molecular dynamics based design of  ablative TPS for space vehicles
  • Development of atomistically-informed reduced chemical kinetics model for composite ablatives used in rocket motor engine



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