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A Mechanical Engineering faculty proposal for high performance computing (HPC) allocation at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) was selected for support during the 8th Institutional Unclassified Computing Grand Challenge. Dr. Jay Sitaraman and Dr. Dimitri Mavriplis will use the “Vulcan” supercomputer to study Large Scale Simulations of Wind Farm Aerodynamics in Turbulent Atmospheric InflowConditions.
LLNL’s Vulcan supercomputer has 393,000 processors and is the 6th fastest HPC facility in the world. The goal of the UW project is to simulate and analyze flow fields in large wind farms. Both faculty members have worked extensively in developing Helios, which is one of the only computational tools capable of performing simulations at such large scales. Helios was co-developed by the U.S. Army and the University of Wyoming for performing rotorcraft simulations. It is expected that results from the large-scale computational flow simulation will become a benchmark and provide guidance for optimizing turbine placement in future wind farms.
September 5, 2012 — The University of Wyoming’s College of Engineering and Applied Science recently achieved accreditation for its innovative Energy Systems Engineering (ESE) Bachelor of Science degree program. The ESE program has a novel curriculum introduced by the University to support the region’s energy-dominant economies, and is the first program of its kind in the United States to earn ABET accreditation from the Engineering Accreditation Commission. [More]
Professor David Walrath has been a UW Mechanical Engineering Faculty member for almost 29 years. Prior to that, he was a staff research engineer in the college for seven years.
Originally from Sheridan, WY, Emily Beagle has finished her first year as a Mechanical Engineering graduate student. In 2012, she finished her B.S. with dual majors in Mechanical Engineering and Energy Systems Engineering (ESE).
Dimitri Mavriplis, a UW professor of mechanical
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