CEES is an R&D group at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory that combines domain science expertise, computer science, high performance computing, applied mathematics, and physical experiments for development of computational tools and solutions for energy problems. We specialize in computer models and methods for multi-scale and multi-physics phenomena in energy storage, materials science, nuclear engineering and transportation. The tools and models are coupled with design optimization, sensitivity analysis, and uncertainty quantification using computers from desktops to supercomputers .

Nuclear Energy

Modeling and simulation of lightwater nuclear reactors. Modeling of nuclear fuel elements and nuclear structural materials.

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Transportation

Crashworthiness of passenger vehicles and heavy trucks. Modeling and testing of materials. Modeling of internal combustion engines.

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Energy Storage

Multi-physics (thermal, electrical, chemical, and mechanical) models for Li-ion batteries. Focus is on battery safety under mechanical impact and abuse.

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Additive Manufacturing

3D printing.
Models for rapid melting and solidification.
Printing with reinforced polymers.

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Materials

Models for materials from atoms to structures.
Methods for materials characterization.
Composite materials.

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Mathematics & Computing

Algorithms and methods for computational simulations. Solvers for multi-physics problems. High Performance Computing.

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