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===Multiphysics Modeling===
 
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''Multiphysics modeling'' arises from the need to model complex mechanical, physical and/or biological systems with functionalities dependent on interactions among chemical, mechanical and/or electronic phenomena. These systems are often characterized by wide ranges in time and length scales which requires the development of technologies to describe and model, using numerical and mathematical techniques, the coupling between those scales with the goal of designing and/or optimizing new engineering devices.  Myriad different applications exist ranging from novel molecular scale devices based on nanotubes and proteins, to sensors and motors that operate under principles unique to the nanoscale. Computer simulation is playing an increasingly important role in nano­science research to identify the fundamental atomistic mechanisms that control the unique properties of nano­scale systems.
 
''Multiphysics modeling'' arises from the need to model complex mechanical, physical and/or biological systems with functionalities dependent on interactions among chemical, mechanical and/or electronic phenomena. These systems are often characterized by wide ranges in time and length scales which requires the development of technologies to describe and model, using numerical and mathematical techniques, the coupling between those scales with the goal of designing and/or optimizing new engineering devices.  Myriad different applications exist ranging from novel molecular scale devices based on nanotubes and proteins, to sensors and motors that operate under principles unique to the nanoscale. Computer simulation is playing an increasingly important role in nano­science research to identify the fundamental atomistic mechanisms that control the unique properties of nano­scale systems.

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