Simulation of pressure applied to felt used to absorb water in paper drying process. (Photo courtesy of David Trebotich, LBNL.)
Spring 2016 Solicitation Selectees
- 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."