CAD-centric Computational Management System for a Virtual TBM

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-08ER85199
Agency Tracking Number:
86254
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
31 b
Solicitation Number:
DE-PS02-07ER07-36
Small Business Information
Hypercomp Inc.
2629 Townsgate Road, Suite 105, Westlake Village, CA, 91361
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
005100560
Principal Investigator
 Ramakanth Munipalli
 Dr.
 (818) 865-3710
 mrk@hypercomp.net
Business Contact
 Vijaya Shankar
Title: Dr.
Phone: (818) 865-3713
Email: vshankar@hypercomp.net
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This project will develop a Virtual Test Blanket Module (VTBM) computational system to address the need in contemporary fusion research for modeling the integrated behavior of blanket, divertor, and plasma facing components in a fusion environment. The VTBM will include such physical phenomena as fluid flow, heat transfer, mass transfer, neutronics, structural mechanics, and electromagnetics. The approach will integrate computer codes from various technical areas with accurate and efficient interfaces, and will include the development of solution visualization techniques and an intelligent graphical user interface. Phase I will demonstrate a unified data flow system that will enable storage and transfer of simulation data across heterogeneous software, extend an existing CAD-based geometry-creation utility to perform data interpolation based on CAD instead of computational mesh, and design and perform a preliminary implementation of a visualization module for the post¬processing of VTBM data. In Phase II, these software segments will be demonstrated and validated on a test problem. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: An integrated, multi-physical, CAD-centric computing capability would address a contemporary need in the fusion community and could lead directly into product development in collaboration with members of the manufacturing sector.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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