Tools for Parallel Adaptive Simulation of Multiphase Ballistic Flows

Period of Performance: 09/03/2015 - 02/29/2016


Phase 1 STTR

Recipient Firm

Simmetrix, Inc.
Firm POC
Principal Investigator

Research Institution

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 8th Street
Troy, NY 12180
Institution POC


This project will develop methods, and their implementation into software components, to support the reliable simulation of multiphase ballistic flows of importance to the design of firearms. Building on the advanced meshing technologies and finite element based multiphase flow technologies the project team has developed to date, this project will address the additional capabilities needed which include: Tracking evolving multiphase flow geometries in parallel. Parallel generation and adaptation of near optimal anisotropic meshes on evolving geometries. Modeling the physics of multiphase ballistic flows using an effective combination of mathematical models and discretization methods. Demonstrate the effectiveness of the methods developed to address multiphase ballistics flows of interest to the Army.