HPC4Mfg project awards were announced at NERSC, a partner in the HPC4Mfg Program. From left to right are Robin Miles, LLNL; Horst Simon, LBNL; Peter Nugent, LBNL; Trish Damkroger, LLNL; Dona Crawford, LLNL; Mark Johnson, DOE EERE; Kathy Yelick, LBNL; Jeff Roberts, LLNL; Peg Folta, LLNL; and John Turner, ORNL. Participating remotely in the announcement were David Danielson, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, DOE; and Mark D’Evelyn, Vice President, Bulk Technology, Soraa Corp. The group is shown with Cori, NERSC's newest supercomputer.
Fall 2015 Solicitation Selectees
The Awards from the first HPC4Mfg solicitation were announced by David Danielson, Assistant Secretary, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Department of Energy, during an online media presentation on February 17, 2016.
- United Technologies Research Center, located in East Hartford, Connecticut, will partner with ORNL and LLNL to develop and deploy simulation tools that predict the material microstructure during the additive manufacturing process to ensure that critical aircraft parts meet design specifications for strength and fatigue resistance, under a project entitled: "Integrated Predictive Tools for Customizing Microstructure and Material Properties of Additively Manufactured Aerospace Components."
- Procter & Gamble of Ohio will partner with LLNL to reduce paper pulp in products by 20 percent, which could result in significant cost and energy savings in one of the most energy intensive industries, under a project entitled: "Highly-Scalable Multi-Scale FEA Simulation for Efficient Paper Fiber Structure."
- General Electric (GE), New York, will partner with ORNL to assist in the local control of melt pool and microstructure in additive manufactured parts, under a project entitled: "Process Map for Tailoring Microstructure in Laser Powder Bed Fusion Manufacturing (LPBFAM) Process."
- In a separate project, GE will partner with ORNL and LLNL to improve the efficiency and component life of aircraft engines through design optimization, under a project entitled: "Massively Parallel Multi-Physics Multi-Scale Large Eddy Simulations of a Fully Integrated Aircraft Engine Combustor and High Pressure Vane."
- The AweSim program at the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) and the Edison Welding Institute (EWI) will partner with ORNL to deploy cloud-based advanced welding simulation tool for broad industry use, under a project entitled: "Weld Predictor App."
- PPG Industries, Inc. of North Carolina will partner with LLNL to model thermo-mechanical stresses involved in forming and solidifying glass fibers to understand fracture-failures mechanisms to significantly reduce waste, under a project entitled: "Numerical Simulation of Fiber Glass Drawing Process via a Multiple-Tip Bushing."
- In a separate project, PPG of Pennsylvania will partner with LLNL to develop a reduced computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model of a glass furnace to make informed line adjustments in hours in near real-time, under the title: "Development of Reduced Glass Furnace Model to Optimize Process Operation."
- The Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow Consortium in Michigan will partner with LLNL to develop, implement and validate a defect physics-based model to predict mechanical properties of Al-Li forged alloy, under a project entitled: "Integrated Computational Materials Engineering Tools for Optimizing Strength of Forged Al-Li Turbine Blades for Aircraft Engines."
- ZoomEssence, Inc. of Kentucky will partner with LLNL to optimize the design of a new drying method using HPC simulations of dryer physics, under a project entitled: "High Performance Computing Analysis for Energy Reduction of Industry Spray Drying Technology."