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Computational Geometry Kernel for Physics Solvers

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9101-18-P-0045
Agency Tracking Number: F181-015-0728
Amount: $149,997.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF181-015
Solicitation Number: 2018.1
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-06-27
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-06-27
Small Business Information
848 E. Monument Ave
Dayton, OH 45402
United States
DUNS: 780026220
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Matthew Bartkowicz
 (612) 354-7738
Business Contact
 Lance Jacobsen
Phone: (937) 331-9460
Research Institution

A library of geometry routines is proposed that can act as a geometry kernel for physics solvers. Non-uniform rational basis splines (NURBS) are the shapes used to construct modern CAD and the math with efficient routines to compute them has been known for many years. If the physics solvers were able to couple to the NURBS geomety, it would allow for the exact, continuous geometry definition to be included in any simulations. Coupling the geometry with the solvers in this way would have far-reaching effects on simulations involving shape change such as ablation or aeroelasticsimulations, moving control surfaces such as fins and flaps, and high resolution automatic mesh refinement (AMR) to name just a few.An application programming interface (API) will allow solvers in any language to access the geometry kernel, whether its written in Fortran, C, or being run with a python script.

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