Third M.I.T. Conference on Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics June 14–17, 2005 

Applications of computational fluid mechanics at Sandia National Laboratories

S.P. Domino, C.C. Ober, A.C. Robinson, T.C. Bickel*
Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM 87185-0104, USA

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In the spirit of representing the industrial perspective (at least the high-end-application user) on computational fluid mechanics at this 3rd MIT Conference, we present the results of recent calculations in three areas of fluid mechanics of interest at Sandia National Laboratories. The ability to simulate these phenomena at extremely-high fidelity on massively- parallel, distributed, computer platforms has only recently been achieved using Sandia's SIERRA and NEVADA software architecture. These simulations represent the broad range of compressible fluid mechanics now being applied to problems of national security at Sandia National Laboratories.

Keywords:  Fluid mechanics; Fire; Incompressible; Compressible; Low Mach number; Magnetohydrodynamics

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