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March 27, 2023: Dipankar Choudhury

March 27, 2023
4:00 p.m.
Room: 190 Goodwin Hall
Dipankar Choudhury, Ansys Inc.
Faculty Host: Dr. Kevin Wang

"Physics-based Simulation Methods in Research and Education: A Practitioner’s Perspective"

Abstract:  Digital transformation is impacting every industry - automotive, aerospace, electronics, logistics, healthcare, and manufacturing, to name a few. Concurrently, digital technologies are increasingly being used in colleges and universities in support of research and as an aid for in-person/remote learning where laboratory experiments, design projects, and physical prototyping are being complemented by software-based experiential learning.  The main breakthroughs have been in achieving an unprecedented level of usability, fidelity, and performance of these software tools via the high-performance computing capacity of modern processors such as GPUs and, of late, incorporation of Machine Learning advances.  The first part of this presentation will provide an overview of physics-based simulation software in research and education, with an emphasis on Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer and CSM while touching on current practices and emerging trends in Numerical Methods, High-Performance Computing, and Machine Learning. The second part of the talk will focus on new initiatives where physics-based simulation methods are playing a key role such as healthcare, hypersonics, energy systems modeling and sustainability. In the concluding section of the presentation the importance of industry-academic collaborations will be emphasized.

Bio:  Dr. Dipankar Choudhury, Ansys Fellow, leads advanced technology and exploratory R&D in several areas at Ansys Inc. In addition, he leads Ansys’s Academic Program which includes coordinating collaborative research and education partnership programs with Academia centered around engineering simulation. Prior to taking this role, Dipankar was responsible for Ansys Inc.'s technical directions in the Fluids Business Unit. Dipankar obtained his BE in Mechanical Engineering at BITS Pilani and his Ph.D. in Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer from the University of Minnesota.  After his graduation, he held engineering and product management positions at Creare Inc. and Fluent Inc. where he was part of the founding group and ultimately, becoming the Chief Technology Officer. He is a member of the ASME and the AIAA and has technical publications in journals, conference proceedings, and trade magazines. Dr. Choudhury is an adjunct faculty at the University of Notre Dame and an invited lecturer at leading institutions worldwide.