In addition to the broad technical skills of our staff,
CSM has many physical resources to apply to challenging problems. Autonomous collaborative robots,
computing and communication testbed systems, and immersive visualization environments are just a
few of the resources available in the division and through our centers.
When first established by CSM, the automotive crashworthiness project had assets including several vehicles (Audi A8s, Ford Explorer) and portions of vehicles, used to construct digital models for
computational simulations. Current resources include a portfolio of digital models and associated materials datasets used for computational simulations.
Center for Engineering Science
The Center for Engineering Science Advanced
Research (CESAR), established as a national resource in 1984 by the
DOE Office of Basic Energy Sciences, is a collaborative research
facility providing guests from universities, federal laboratories, and
industry with access to state-of-the-art (and often
unique) technology and equipment in a stimulating research environment.
CESAR resources include
Division Computing Resources
The CSM computing environment includes a network of
Unix workstations; Unix, Linux, and NT servers;
experimental and production clusters;
PCs and Macs; notebook computers; and a variety of
network communications equipment, including wireless LANs.
Tennessee Oak Ridge Cluster
The Tennessee Oak Ridge Cluster (TORC) Project
is a collaborative effort between the University of Tennessee's Innovative
Computer Laboratory and the CSM. Uses of this testbed include development of
user interfaces to assist in the system management of PC
The CSM Visualization Task Group uses fast parallel processors
to drive immersive viewing platforms ranging from desktop to theater size. Coupled with long-range trackers
and haptic (tactile feedback) devices, these provide a robust toolset for data exploration and