The legacy and future of CFD at Los Alamos

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The early history is presented of the prolific development of CFD methods in the Fluid Dynamics Group (T-3) at Los Alamos National Laboratory in the years from 1958 to the late 1960`s. Many of the currently used numerical methods--PIC, MAC, vorticity-stream-function, ICE, ALE methods and the {kappa}-{var_epsilon} method for turbulence--originated during this time. The rest of the paper summarizes the current research in T-3 for CFD, turbulence and solids modeling. The research areas include reactive flows, multimaterial flows, multiphase flows and flows with spatial discontinuities. Also summarized are modern particle methods and techniques developed for large scale computing on massively ... continued below

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Johnson, N.L. June 1, 1996.

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The early history is presented of the prolific development of CFD methods in the Fluid Dynamics Group (T-3) at Los Alamos National Laboratory in the years from 1958 to the late 1960`s. Many of the currently used numerical methods--PIC, MAC, vorticity-stream-function, ICE, ALE methods and the {kappa}-{var_epsilon} method for turbulence--originated during this time. The rest of the paper summarizes the current research in T-3 for CFD, turbulence and solids modeling. The research areas include reactive flows, multimaterial flows, multiphase flows and flows with spatial discontinuities. Also summarized are modern particle methods and techniques developed for large scale computing on massively parallel computing platforms and distributed processors.

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  • 1996 Canadian computational fluid dynamics (CFD) conference, Ottawa (Canada), 3-4 Jun 1996

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  • Report No.: LA-UR--96-1426
  • Report No.: CONF-9606216--1
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 244662
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc667593

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Johnson, N.L. The legacy and future of CFD at Los Alamos, article, June 1, 1996; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc667593/: accessed November 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.