Friday, June 28, 2019

How Summit Supercomputer Is Transforming Design of Propulsion Systems

The turbulence created when diesel motors, internal combustion engines or gas turbines fire results in all manner of instabilities. Being able to model and predict those dynamic flows requires a complicated array of physics calculations. The multi-physics presented by these kinds of turbulent reactive flows makes their behavior one of the world’s biggest simulation and modeling challenges, according to Joe Oefelein, a professor of aerospace engineering at Georgia Tech University.