Computational Fluid Dynamics Co-processing for Unsteady Visualization

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911W6-08-C-0013
Agency Tracking Number: A072-010-0228
Amount: $68,002.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: A07-010
Solicitation Number: 2007.2
Small Business Information
COMPUTATIONAL ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL
2166 N. Salem Street, Suite 101, Apex, NC, 27523
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Anders Grimsrud
 Chief Technology Officer
 (919) 363-0883
 ang@ensight.com
Business Contact
 Kristine Bourgeois
Title: Controller
Phone: (919) 363-0883
Email: kristine@ensight.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This research aims first to evaluate current techniques to extract visual information for a large unsteady rotorcraft CFD simulation. Next, the same operations will be performed in parallel using the same CFD data, decomposed on a modern cluster computer. Then, Python-based scripting will be employed to automate these operations. Lastly, co-processing of the same simulation, linking the visualization system to the CFD code through a custom API, will be demonstrated, permitting simultaneous computation and automated co-visualization without archival of intermediate results. All aspects will be of prototype in nature and not suitable for general-purpose application in a commercial software product.

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