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Primeur weekly 2016-12-19

Crowd computing

Quake-detection app captured nearly 400 temblors worldwide ...

Quantum computing

Microsoft intensifies quantum cooperation with QuTech ...

Fast track control accelerates switching of quantum bits ...

Two electrons go on a quantum walk and end up in a qudit ...

Researchers discovered elusive half-quantum vortices in a superfluid ...

Focus on Europe

New e-IRGSP5 support project held its kick-off meeting in Barcelona ...

European Commission to organize eInfrastructure Proposers' Day on January 19, 2017 ...

ARM extends HPC offering with acquisition of software tools provider Allinea Software ...

Martin Kersten appointed ACM Fellow ...

PRACE Preparatory Access Type D expected for early 2017 ...

PRACE SHAPE 4th Call awards 4 new innovative European SME projects ...

Middleware

DDN collaborates with Synergy Solutions Management to offer video surveillance and HPC design, test and training at new Innovations Lab ...

GridGain Professional Edition 1.8 adds in-memory SQL Grid to industry-leading in-memory computing platform ...

Technique shrinks data sets for easier analysis ...

Hardware

Intersect360 Research to launch 9th Annual HPC Budget Map survey ...

DDN named a global leader in object storage by IDC ...

Mellanox 25G/100G Ethernet solutions enables Artificial Intelligence Speech Recognition Technology at iFLYTEK ...

Applications

BMW Group to start research with IBM Watson ...

Fincantieri selects IBM Cloud to meet growing international demand for more efficient shipbuilding ...

Better ranking for Big Data using seriation solution ...

Eye-popping view of CO2, critical step for carbon-cycle science ...

Supercomputer simulation reveals 2D glass can go infinitely soft ...

Extraordinary animation reveals ocean's role in El Niños ...

Pitt engineers receive $500,000 award from NASA to advance additive manufacturing ...

Rice and Baylor team sets new mark for 'deep learning' ...

Method enables machine learning from unwieldy data sets ...

Barrow identifies new genes responsible for ALS using IMB Watson Health ...

Global brain initiatives generate tsunami of neuroscience data ...

The Cloud

Q2 SaaS and PaaS Cloud revenues for Oralce up 81%, and up 89% in non-GAAP constant currency ...

Pitt engineers receive $500,000 award from NASA to advance additive manufacturing


A laser interacts with Inconel powder inside the EOS DMLS M290 at the Swanson School's ANSYS Additive Manufacturing Research Lab. Credit: Albert To/Swanson School of Engineering.
12 Dec 2016 Pittsburgh - Additive manufacturing researchers at the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering and simulation software company ANSYS Inc. are among 13 university-led proposals to capture an Early Stage Innovations grant from NASA's Space Technology Research Grants Programme.

The Pitt team's three-year, $500,000 award, "Prediction of Microstructure Evolution in Direct Material Laser Melting (DMLM) processed Inconel 718 with Part Scale Simulation" was funded in the Modeling and Simulation-Based Certification of Additive Manufacturing Processing Parameters category. Principal investigator is Albert To, associate professor of mechanical engineering and materials science and director of the ANSYS Additive Manufacturing Research Laboratory. Co-PI is Wei Xiong, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and materials science, and co-investigator is David Conover, chief technologist for mechanical products at ANSYS.

"Additive manufacturing now allows us to produce complex metal components that are strong enough to replace machined parts in mechanical applications. However, because of the process parameters and materials used in AM, the microstructure within a part or between different parts can vary widely", Dr. To stated. "Thanks to NASA, our research will focus on developing a new simulation tool to predict the microstructure evolution and stability of Inconel 718, a common nickel superalloy used in laser-based AM in industry."

The research team's proposal noted that NASA is keenly interested in improving the performance of structural components for high-temperature applications such as jet engine parts, where both creep and strength are critical and need to be anticipated. "Currently, the only way to certify an AM part for space missions is to perform extensive microstructure and property characterization experiments on it, which is both time-consuming and expensive", Mr. Conover stated. "The outcome of this research will potentially enable simulation-based certification of both AM parts and substantially lower the expense of certification."

According to NASA, the goal of the Space Technology Research Grants programme is to accelerate the development of space technologies in their earliest stages to enable future systems capabilities and missions for NASA, other government agencies and the commercial space sector. The programme is funded by NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate, which is responsible for developing the cross-cutting, pioneering, new technologies and capabilities needed by the agency to achieve its current and future missions.

"NASA's Early Stage Innovations grants provide U.S. universities the opportunity to conduct research and technology development to advance NASA's scientific discovery and exploration goals", stated Steve Jurczyk, associate administrator for NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate in Washington, in the grant announcement. "Partnering with academia in advancing these critical areas of research ensures we are engaging the best and brightest minds in enabling the agency's future robotic and human space flight missions."

Source: University of Pittsburgh

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2016-12-19

Crowd computing

Quake-detection app captured nearly 400 temblors worldwide ...

Quantum computing

Microsoft intensifies quantum cooperation with QuTech ...

Fast track control accelerates switching of quantum bits ...

Two electrons go on a quantum walk and end up in a qudit ...

Researchers discovered elusive half-quantum vortices in a superfluid ...

Focus on Europe

New e-IRGSP5 support project held its kick-off meeting in Barcelona ...

European Commission to organize eInfrastructure Proposers' Day on January 19, 2017 ...

ARM extends HPC offering with acquisition of software tools provider Allinea Software ...

Martin Kersten appointed ACM Fellow ...

PRACE Preparatory Access Type D expected for early 2017 ...

PRACE SHAPE 4th Call awards 4 new innovative European SME projects ...

Middleware

DDN collaborates with Synergy Solutions Management to offer video surveillance and HPC design, test and training at new Innovations Lab ...

GridGain Professional Edition 1.8 adds in-memory SQL Grid to industry-leading in-memory computing platform ...

Technique shrinks data sets for easier analysis ...

Hardware

Intersect360 Research to launch 9th Annual HPC Budget Map survey ...

DDN named a global leader in object storage by IDC ...

Mellanox 25G/100G Ethernet solutions enables Artificial Intelligence Speech Recognition Technology at iFLYTEK ...

Applications

BMW Group to start research with IBM Watson ...

Fincantieri selects IBM Cloud to meet growing international demand for more efficient shipbuilding ...

Better ranking for Big Data using seriation solution ...

Eye-popping view of CO2, critical step for carbon-cycle science ...

Supercomputer simulation reveals 2D glass can go infinitely soft ...

Extraordinary animation reveals ocean's role in El Niños ...

Pitt engineers receive $500,000 award from NASA to advance additive manufacturing ...

Rice and Baylor team sets new mark for 'deep learning' ...

Method enables machine learning from unwieldy data sets ...

Barrow identifies new genes responsible for ALS using IMB Watson Health ...

Global brain initiatives generate tsunami of neuroscience data ...

The Cloud

Q2 SaaS and PaaS Cloud revenues for Oralce up 81%, and up 89% in non-GAAP constant currency ...