News

February 2011:

Karthik Muthuraman (Doctoral Student) presented his research at the 11th Annual Graduate Research Fair held on February 26th, and was awarded the 1st prize in Engineering for his presentation ” Lives and Times of a Rayleigh Taylor Bubble”. His talk described the Rayleigh Taylor instability´┐Żwith practical applications and results from numerical simulations that challenged the validity of well established classical potential flow models. Congratulations Karthik!

 

November 2010:

Karthik Muthuraman (Doctoral student) successfully presented his research at the 63rd Annual Division of Fluid Dynamics (DFD) Meeting of the American Physical Society, held in Long Beach, California. Karthik’s talk described his numerical simulations of the reacceleration phenomena in Rayleigh-Taylor flows, a finding that has challenged the role of the well established potential flow theory.

 

August 2010:

The LMCFD group has been awarded up to 900,000 processor hours on the Jaguar Supercomputer at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The award was made through the ‘Director’s Discretionary allocation program at ORNL, and will be used to perform calculations of the Richtmyer-Meshkov instability. Jaguar, a CRAY XT5 system is currently the world’s fastest supercomputer for open science, with 255,000 compute cores, capable of reaching petaflop calculation speeds.

 

July 2010:

The LMCFD group has been awarded up to 225,000 processor hours on the Kraken Supercomputer at the University of Tennessee. The award for computer time was made through the NSF’s Teragrid program, and will be used to perform calculations of shock-driven turbulent flows. Kraken, a CRAY XT5 system is currently the world’s third fastest supercomputer for open science, with 100,000 compute cores, capable of reaching petaflop calculation speeds.