Project Description

Advanced modeling and simulation capabilities and large scale data analysis provide tools to address challenging problems in decision making, process and design optimization, and performance prediction that occur in manufacturing. Effective use of High Performance Computing (HPC) in manufacturing has the potential to improve quality, reduce energy costs, accelerate or eliminate expensive testing, and accelerate the time of adoption of new technologies. With the support of the Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL,) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) have formed the HPC4Mfg program designed to allow partnerships with industry in bringing HPC into manufacturing.

This award supports the HPC4Mfg program, providing time on HPC resources to three National Laboratory/Industry partnerships designed as pilot programs for applying HPC to advanced manufacturing projects. This specific HPC4Mfg project is described below:

“Massively Parallel Multi-Physics, Multi-Scale Large Eddy Simulations of a Fully Integrated Aircraft Engine Combustor and High Pressure Vane, a partnership between GE and ORNL, will use high-fidelity Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations to perform integrated simulations of combustion aircraft engine combustors and turbines, with the goal of accelerating the design process.

Allocation History

Source Hours Start Date End Date
ALCC2,350,0002016-08-312017-08-31
ALCC8,0002016-08-312017-10-31
ALCC10,000,0002016-08-312017-10-31