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HPC4Mfg | Spring 2016 Selectees

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Simulation of pressure applied to felt used to absorb water in paper drying process. (Photo courtesy of David Trebotich, LBNL.)


Spring 2016 Solicitation Selectees

The HPC4Mfg Program expands its impact with new awards:

  • Shiloh Industries of Ohio will partner with ORNL to study phase change cooling of tooling to speed up casting processes in a project titled "Development of a Transformational Micro-Cooling Technology for High-Pressure Die Casting using High-Performance Computing."

  • Rolls-Royce Corporation of Indiana will partner with ORNL to improve silicon carbide composites in a project titled "Level-set Modeling Simulations of Chemical Vapor Infiltration for Ceramic Matrix Composites Manufacturing."

  • ORNL will partner with Agenda 2020 Technology Alliance, a consortium focused on the paper industry to design better catalysts for lignin breakdown in a project titled “Catalytic Pulping of Wood."

  • LLNL will partner with GE Global Research Center in New York to study how to mitigate defects caused by direct metal laser melting in a project titled “Minimization of Spatter during Direct Metal Laser Melting (DMLM) Additive Manufacturing Process using ALE3D Coupled with Experiments."

  • PPG of Pennsylvania will partner with LBNL to decrease the time needed to paint automobiles in a project titled "Modeling Paint Behavior During Rotary Bell Atomization."

  • Actasys, Incorporated of New York, will partner with ORNL to decrease the fuel consumption of trucks by actively modifying the flow around the trucks in a project titled "High Performance Computational Modeling of Synthetic Jet Actuators for Increased Freight Efficiency in the Transportation Industry."

  • Carbon, Incorporated of California will partner with LBNL to increase the speed of polymer additively manufactured components in a project titled "Multi-physics Modeling of Continuous Liquid Interface Production (CLIP) for Additive Manufacturing."

  • The American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute will partner with LBNL to systematically explore lower energy mechanisms of chemical separation using adsorbents and membranes in a project titled "Accelerating Industrial Application of Energy-Efficient Alternative Separations."

  • The Alzeta Corporation of California will partner with LBNL to destroy effluents from semiconductor processing that could potentially harm the ozone layer in a project titled "Improving Gas Reactor Design With Complex Non-Standard Reaction Mechanisms in a Reactive Flow Model."

  • Sepion Technologies of California will partner with LBNL to make new membranes to increase the lifetime of Li-S batteries in a project entitled “Improving the Manufacturability, Performance, and Durability of Microporous Polymer Membrane Separators for Li–S Batteries using First Principles Computer Simulations.”

  • Applied Materials, Incorporated will partner with LLNL to enable the manufacture of higher quality, more efficient LEDs for lighting in a project titled "Modeling High Impulse Magnetron Sputtering (HiPIMS) plasma sources for reactive Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) processes used in fabrication of high efficiency LEDs."

  • General Motors LLC of Michigan and EPRI of California will partner with ORNL to improve welding techniques for automobile manufacturing and power plant builds in a project titled "High Performance Computing Tools to Advance Materials Joining Technology."

  • Harper International Corp. of New York will partner with ORNL to reduce the cost of carbon fibers in a project titled "Development and Validation of Simulation Capability for the High Capacity Production of Carbon Fiber."