DDML

The lab was established in 2015 by Dr. Jami Shah, Honda Professor of Engineering Design for Manufacturing, when he moved from Arizona State University to OSU. DDML is housed in Scott Lab Building West Wing (W285) within Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department. The Lab aspires to educate 21st Century workforce in rapidly evolving computational techniques to support advanced product design and manufacturing.

DDML focuses on teaching and applied research related to:

  • Structural design, FE analysis and optimization

  • Crashworthiness of automotive body frames

  • Driving Topology Optimization towards manufacturable designs

  • Data Science and Machine Learning Algorithms for engineering applications

  • AI/Knowledge Based Systems to support product design

  • Non-traditional and hybrid joining methods for dissimilar thin walled structures

  • Advanced mathematical models for 3D tolerance analysis and dimensional metrology

  • Tolerance analysis of flexible assemblies

DDML has established close collaboration with Honda companies in Ohio, Honda Research Institute in Germany, Digital Manufacturing & Design Innovation Institute, Chicago (now called MxD), Arnold Fastening Systems (Michigan), Center for Design & Manufacturing Excellence (CDME), OSU SIMCenter, Integrated Systems Engineering (ISE) Depratment at OSU and Arizona State University.

DDML sponsors include National Science Foundation, Honda, DMDII, RollsRoyce, Siemens PLM.

DDML is first and foremost an Engineering Software Development and Simulation Lab. We develop advanced software tools in C++ and Python. We use software libraries and toolkits, such as ACIS, StarLab, MeshLab. We train our students in the use of various workbenches in CATIA, ANSYS, DYNA.

DDML is always looking for graduate students and undergrad interns to work on R&D projects. We are primarily interested in motivated students who enjoy coding and simulation and have a background in mechanical design and stress analysis.

To learn more about research projects at DDML please visit the Research Pages.

Research Topics

  • Structural design, FE analysis and optimization

  • Crashworthiness of automotive body frames

  • Driving Topology Optimization towards manufacturable designs

  • Data Science and Machine Learning Algorithms for engineering applications

  • AI/Knowledge Based Systems to support product design

  • Non-traditional and hybrid joining methods for dissimilar thin walled structures

  • Advanced mathematical models for 3D tolerance analysis and dimensional metrology

  • Tolerance analysis of flexible assemblies

Research Projects

Integrated optimization of automotive structural assemblies (Sponsor:  Honda)

Analytical Solutions for Production Variability in Complex Assemblies: (Sponsor: DMDII, part of National Network of Manufacturing Institutes; Collaborators: RollsRoyce, Siemens, ASU)

Hybrid Joint Design Explorer: (Sponsor: Dept of Defense/Commerce)

 

 

Director

 

Dr. Jami J Shah

Honda Professor of Engineering Design

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

The Ohio State University