The scientific problems of interest to DOE require creation of realistic
models of physical situations...
With a variety of experimental testbed facilities and core expertise in a broad range of science and computer science disciplines, ORNL is well suited for developing and testing the models used for challenging applications.
ORNL Solutions: ORNL researchers are adding functionality to models in a number of research disciplines: astrophysics, biomedical applications, climate systems, combustion engines, community development, ecological systems, forensics, materials, nanotechnology, neutron science, and transport in subsurface geology.
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DSRD (Data Systems Research and Development)
|A human simulation tool, the Virtual Human, is under development
at ORNL. ORNL is uniquely equipped to pioneer this development due to our
experience with numerous anatomical and biokinetic models, databases,
informatics and visualization capabilities, as well as the supercomputing
and massive data storage devices required. The model will incorporate
physics (such as mechanical and electrical tissue properties) and biology
(from physiology to biochemical information), so that responses to varied
stimuli (biological, chemical and physical) can be predicted mechanistically
and results viewed three-dimensionally.|