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Center for Computational Mechanics Research

Outline (History) of Center for Computational Mechanics Research

The Center for Computational Mechanics Research of Toyo University (CCMR) started its activities in 2005, as an academic frontier project at private universities.
Japanese computational science and mechanics is at the highest level with hardware represented by the K computer as well as ability to develop software to use the hardware. Since its foundation, CCMR has contributed to development of computational science and mechanics in various ways. Adopted as Strategic Basic Research Programs (CREST) by Japan Science and Technology Agency in 2011, and as Grant-aided program for the Strategic Research Foundation for Private Universities by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) in 2012, CCMR is about to further expand a range of its activities.

Activities and Features

Researchers participating in CCMR are mainly composed of teaching staff of multiple faculties and a graduate school of Toyo University (Graduate School of Engineering, Faculty of Regional Development Studies, Faculty of Information Sciences and Arts, and Faculty of Science and Engineering), doctoral researchers, and post-graduate students. Visiting researchers includes domestic and international researchers in related fields. Covering almost all special fields required in the computational mechanics research, including structural analysis, fluid analysis, fracture analysis, inverse problems, optimization, large-scale parallel computation, and visualization, CCMR can be regarded as an expert group in this field. Those researchers have conducted activities related to CREST and the Grant-aided program for the Strategic Research Foundation for Private Universities.

Research Achievements

In the academic frontier project at private universities, CCMR studied about structural integrity and application of optimization and inverse problems for five years since 2005. The achievements were announced through an annual report and symposiums in Japan and overseas held a few times a year. At the same time, putting emphasis on an industry-government-academia joint research and international exchange, CCMR had exchange with Sungkyunkwan University in Korea on a regular basis through the annual student workshop and seminars. While research projects related to CREST and the Grant-aided program for the Strategic Research Foundation for Private Universities started, academic exchange agreement with overseas organizations have been promoted.

Future Development (Goal)

In the field of computational science and mechanics, it is required to resolve multiphysics and multiscale problems quickly and precisely, in addition to conventional simple analyses of physical models. Accordingly, CCMR has conducted the research on huge-scale parallel computing efficiently using super computer including K computer for CREST, and the research on multiphysics problems with verification of accuracy and validity of their solutions for the Grant-aided program for the Strategic Research Foundation for Private Universities. In this way, CCMR is aiming to contribute to society by means of computational science and mechanics.