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STTR Phase II: Parallel Lattice Kinetic Software for High Mach Number Fluid Dynamics

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 0620490
Agency Tracking Number: 0441673
Amount: $500,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: IT
Solicitation Number: NSF 04-551
Solicitation Year: 2004
Award Year: 2006
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
3 Burlington Woods Drive
Burlington, MA 01803
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Hudong Chen
 (781) 676-8512
Business Contact
 Ilya Staroselsky
Title: Ms
Phone: (781) 676-8587
Research Institution
 Iowa State Univ
 Tom Shih
1138 Pearson
Ames, IA 50011
United States

 (515) 294-6241
 Nonprofit college or university

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will produce a novel parallel dynamic rule-based software tool for simulating high Mach number flows of interest for the ground transportation, aerospace and power generation markets. This work couples a multi-disciplinary interplay between algorithm design, modern cluster/grid computer architecture, parallel processing, and software engineering, and employs Lattice-Boltzmann Methods (LBM) with automatically generated grids with up to 100 million computational cells. This new technology will enable virtual design within the ground transportation industry. Secondly, the ability of the parallel lattice kinetic software to address high Mach/Knudsen number problems should open important markets in aerospace, power generation, automotive, and other industries. Additionally, this new technology should establish markets for computer aided engineering (CAE), by numerical simulation of vehicles and powertrain components whose complexity have forced design/optimization using either physical experimentation or semi-empirical rules. The research will help to demonstrate the linkage between fundamental research and industrial applications, and emphasize the importance of non-equilibrium statistical physics methods as a core component in the commercial simulators.

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