The mission of the Exploratory Simulation Technologies Department is to develop advanced or novel simulation capabilities that utilize high-performance computational (HPC) methods to solve currently intractable problems of national importance.
We currently have three strategic thrust areas: Consequence Simulation and Validation, Earth Systems, and Computational Mechanics. While each of these three areas is somewhat distinct, they are also complimentary. For example, some of the physics-based models that are associated with Earth Systems and Computational Mechanics are utilized in the development of decision support tools associated with our Consequence Simulation and Validation thrust area.
Conversely, decision support tools may be useful in speeding up the convergence of numerical physics models. Also, there are a number of similarities in the numerical methods used for solving physics problems associated with the Earth Systems and Computational Mechanics thrust areas.
Areas Where We Can Provide Problem-Solving Expertise
The Exploratory Simulation Technologies Department has a series of capabilities that are applicable to customer solutions in the following areas:
- Enterprise Modeling and Risk Reduction
- Modeling of National Security Issues
- Climate Change Adaptation and Impacts
- Engineering Software Development
If you would like further information on our thrust areas, publications, presentations, and/or capabilities, please contact James Strickland, Manager.