Online Composites Community of the Future
Imagine a place you can find all the computer tools for composites simulation including comprehensive commercial codes and research codes written by graduate students for their theses.
Imagine a youtube-like environment for you to deploy a cloud version of your code without any change to your original code.
Imagine a platform allows you and your collaborators to work on the same code and make it executable by anybody on the same platform.
Imagine having fingertip access to composites simulation tools anywhere, anytime, on any device including smart phones. Tools that are not java applets but real commercial codes connected to HPC resources in the cloud.
Would you have questions about results or underlining models, imagine being able to ask subject matter experts and world leading researchers 24/7 and being able to add your voice to the rest of the community.
Imagine a new way of publishing: the equations in your paper are directly connected to the computer codes in the same place so that others can easily understand and adapt your research.
Imagine going a tradeshow of composites simulation software where you can try all the potential tools at your own pace using your own problems. You won’t get just the sales pitch but can have access to all the information about the software, including reviews from others and evaluations from experts. Plus no travel is needed!
Stop imagining. The online composites community of the future is here today. It is the Composites Design and Manufacturing HUB (cdmHUB.org), launched by Purdue University. Powered by the cyberinfrastructure of HubZero, and supported by the collective wisdom and knowledge of the community, cdmHUB will:
- Provide a single site for review of all composites simulation tools
- Convene composites experts to establish a simulation tool maturity level (TML)
- Identify opportunities and mechanisms for integration of simulation tools
- Identify needs for new tool innovations
- Support the growth and maturation of new simulation tools
- Support databases necessary for verification and validation of simulation tools
- Support the development of intellectual talent in simulation tool use and new tool development
- Facilitate pervasive and accelerated learning of composites
- Establish and promote “Best Practices” for composites simulation tools
All you need is a browser connected to cdmHUB.org.