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Wind Tunnel Verification of Drag Reduction by MEMS-Based Flow Control
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This proposal is concerned with the use of massively parallel computers for performing mesoscale numerical weather predictions (NWP). For the Phase I effort, a simple, but realistic model weather problem will be implemented on a parallel computer. The goal of the proposed research is to demonstrate the feasibility of using massively parallel processing techniques to gain significant computational efficiencies for typical calculations performed in mesoscale numerical weather prediction models. If the Phase I research is successful, a complete, operational mesoscale weather model will be ported to a parallel computer in a Phase II effort. The increased computational performance using parallel processing should permit the use of NWP codes in tactical operational environments, where CRAY-class supercomputers are not available. Greater computational efficiency may also permit the use of increased grid resolution in NWP models, thereby increasing their overall prediction accuracy and reducing the relience on parameterized quantities.
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