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Mid West Mechanics Seminar: Jacqueline H. Chen, Senior Scientist, Sandia National Laboratories

October 28, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

Venue: 107 Gorguze Family Laboratory

Jacqueline H. Chen

Bio: Jacqueline H. Chen is a Senior Scientist at the Combustion Research Facility at Sandia National Laboratories. She has contributed broadly to research in turbulent combustion elucidating turbulence-chemistry interactions in combustion through direct numerical simulations. To achieve scalable performance of DNS on heterogeneous computer architectures she leads an interdisciplinary team of computer scientists, applied mathematicians and computational scientists to develop an exascale direct numerical simulation capability for turbulent combustion with complex chemistry and multi- physics. She is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the Combustion Institute and the Americal Physical Society. She received the Combustion Institute’s Bernard Lewis Gold Medal Award in 2018 and the Society of Women Engineers Achievement Award in 2018.

Towards Exascale Simulation of Turbulent Combustion in Complex Flows Relevant to Efficient Clean Engines

Direct numerical simulation (DNS) methodology and computing power have progressed to the point where it is feasible to perform DNS in mildly complex geometries representative of flow configurations encountered in practical combustors. These complex flows encompass effects of mean shear, flow recirculation, and wall boundary layers together with turbulent fluctuations which affect entrainment, mixing and combustion. Recent DNS studies with complex flows relevant to efficient low emissions gas turbine and internal combustion engines will be presented. Through application co-design with computer scientists a data centric asynchronous programming system has been used to refactor the DNS code, S3D, resulting in improved time-to-solution and overall performance on heterogeneous architectures. The programming system also provides more efficient and effective composition of in situ analytics and machine learning techniques.

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October 28, 2019
4:00 pm
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107 Gorguze Family Laboratory
2609 Draper Dr
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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