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Mesh Generation and Control for Moving Boundary Problems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911NF-14-C-0011
Agency Tracking Number: A2-5461
Amount: $374,992.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: A12a-T012
Solicitation Number: 2012.A
Solicitation Year: 2012
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2013-11-21
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2014-11-21
Small Business Information
2629 Townsgate Rd., Suite 105
Westlake Village, CA 91361-2981
United States
DUNS: 005100560
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Yes
Principal Investigator
 Ramakanth Munipalli
 Sr. Computational Physicist
 (805) 371-7500
Business Contact
 Vijaya Shankar
Title: Vice-President
Phone: (805) 371-7556
Research Institution
 Mark Shephard
Rensselaer Polytechnic Instt. 110 8th Street
Troy, NY 12180-3590
United States

 (518) 276-6795
 Nonprofit College or University

In this STTR project we aim to build software interfaces and enhancements to existing parallel mesh adaptation libraries for applications in high performance flow modeling. In Phase-I we demonstrated a preliminary implementation of such a system and identified technology needs. Phase-II development will include both open source, as well as commercially supported mesh adaptation software and interfaces. Tools will be provided for generating an initial mesh defined by CAD models as well as discretely specified pointwise/surface mesh based data. Highlights of this software will include mesh movement, handling curved geometry, very large scale parallelization, and appropriate mathematical machinery for high order data interpolation, mass and momentum conservation and error estimation in the adapted mesh. We will focus on the mesh generation and adaptation needs of the US Army PROTEUS simulation system in implicit free surface capture (using the level set method). The tools developed, however, will be more generally applicable. The team includes HyPerComp Inc., the Scientific Computation Research Center (SCOREC) at RPI and Simmetrix Inc., comprising of researchers with a long record of contributions in scientific computing and mesh generation.

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