About IMSD

The Institute for Modeling, Simulation and Discovery provides resources and collaborative opportunities on various research challenges. Using state-of-the-art computer equipment, including a high performance computer, partnerships are created with other researchers, industry, agencies at the local, state, and federal level. Working with students from Tennessee Tech University, resources are provided for software development in support of computational research efforts.


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IMSD Services

The primary focus of the Institute for Modeling, Simulation and Discovery is to provide the College of Engineering and Tennessee Technological University with resources and collaborations for the scientific computing challenges facing our researchers. The Institute will provide:

  • Access for researchers to state-of-the-art computer equipment, including a high performance computer.
  • Funds to aide in the establishment of relationships with research partners, industry partners, and funding agencies.
  • College of Engineering faculty and students to assist with the research and development of software necessary to support computational research start-ups.
  • A web-site/repository for the dissemination of information and open-source software.

IMSD Projects

The Institute for Modeling, Simulation and Discovery is designed to grow partnerships that impact multiple departments in the College, University, and Industry. In support of this initiative, the following projects are currently funded (or have been funded) and supported by the Institute:

  • "Fast Prediction of Cement Hydration" - Lead: Dr. Joe Biernacki (TTU - Chemical Engineering)
  • "Evaluation of FLOOD 2D-GPU Flood Model" - Lead: Dr. Alfred Kalyanapu (TTU - Civil Engineering)
  • "Prototype demonstration of precipitation information" - Lead: Dr. Faisal Hossain (TTU - Civil & Environmental Engineering)
  • "Simulating cosmic ray muons traveling deep into the earth" - Lead: Dr. Mary Kidd (Physics)
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Simulating cosmic ray muons traveling deep into the earth