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Engineering and technical services
CSIRO creates computational models and software tools for many applications from understanding and improving complex industrial processes to speeding up medical research and drug discovery through image analysis.
20 September 2011 | Updated 23 July 2012
CSIRO has technical expertise in the areas of computational modelling and image analysis. We help businesses not only improve their productivity, but understand their processes better through useful analytics.
CSIRO's computational modelling experts use Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) methods to create advanced computer software to simulate the flow of fluids. CSIRO has a specialist team who apply CFD methods to new and existing plants in the mineral processing, metal production and energy industries.
Using computer simulation, a wide range of variations in physical design and operational parameters can be tested and refined to achieve optimum performance, saving companies many millions of dollars per year in production improvements.
We also have a world-leading team who use both Discrete Element Methods (DEM) and Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) methods for computational fluid dynamics modelling.
CSIRO is using these methods to model a wide range of scenarios from creating realistic fluid special effects, modelling geophysical events such as tsunamis, flooding, dam breaks, and rogue waves to biomechanical processes such as human swimming and blood flow through the heart.
We help businesses not only improve their productivity, but understand their processes better through useful analytics.
CSIRO's specialist imaging group invents, applies and delivers new technologies to automate the extraction of useful information from images. Image analysis has broad applications in many industrial and scientific applications.
While CSIRO's team has particular expertise in creating image analysis solutions for the biotechnology industry our award-winning team of mathematical scientists, imaging specialists and engineers have also worked on a diverse range of industrial and business problems.
The team has many years of experience engineering and creating customised hardware and software solutions for a range of clients.
Projects have included:
- Automated Opal grading technology and analysis software
- Cellular and compound screening using CSIRO's HCA Vision software
- Image-based diagnosis system for melanoma detection, breast cancer and bowel cancer screening.
- Road crack detection and classification system for NSW Roads and Traffic Authority
- Automated insect discovery system
- Software and algorithm development for analysing spectroscopy and hyperspectral images.