Simulation Innovation and Modeling Center (SIMCenter)

With a $5 million gift from Honda and matched by investment from the College of Engineering, Ohio State launched the Simulation Innovation and Modeling Center, or SIMCenter, in 2013.

The center provides for virtual simulation and modeling of product performance and manufacturing processes, using computer-aided engineering to improve the accuracy of virtual testing for new materials and designs. These innovations can save time and resources during development and can predict outcomes with greater precision.

The SIMCenter combines expertise from several College of Engineering departments, including mechanical, aerospace, electrical, industrial, materials science, computer science and integrated systems, as well as partnership with Ohio Supercomputer Center.

Originally focused on Honda’s simulation and modeling needs, the SIMCenter has grown exponentially since its beginnings with about 30 other industry affiliates over that time who have provided a broad range of experience from automotive safety to silent-running home appliances.

The SIMCenter also provides a training ground for future engineers in computer-aided engineering skills through an undergraduate internship program. Students gain hands-on experience and mentorship with faculty members who are working with companies like Honda on immediate research needs.

Learn more about the SIMCenter.