Billion-degree of freedom Computational Dynamics: from granular flows to 3D printing and on to river fording simulation

This talk will focus on how a Lagrangian perspective on dynamics is used to capture the time evolution of
complex systems, e.g., granular flows, fluid-solid interaction problems, etc. In this context, the aspects that turn out to
be more challenging are tied to the handling of friction, contact, geometry, large deformations and numerical solution
scaling. The talk will highlight modeling and numerical solution techniques developed to address several of these
challenges. Our solution methodology contributions have been implemented in an open-source simulation platform
called Chrono, which is available on GitHub and used by hundreds of individuals to analyze large multi-physics dynamics
problems. The talk will touch on several applications tied to granular dynamics, 3D printing and additive manufacturing,
robotics, and ground vehicle mobility.
May 8 @ 12:30
12:30 pm (1h)

Discovery Building, Orchard View Room

Dan Negrut