Accession Number : ADA311412

Title :   Graphical Pre-and Post-Processing for Scientific Computing.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 30 Sep 94-29 Aug 95,

Corporate Author : VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INST AND STATE UNIV BLACKSBURG INTERDISCIPLINARY CENTER FOR APPLIED MATHEMATICS

Personal Author(s) : Burns, John A.

PDF Url : ADA311412

Report Date : FEB 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : This final technical report contains a summary of the equipment purchased and the research conducted under the AFOSR DURIP Grant F49620-94-J-0457, titled 'Graphical Pre-and Post-processing for Scientific Computing', for the period 30 September 1994 to 30 September 1995. During this period, the equipment was used to expand the capabilities of CODAC researchers to develop visualization tools that enhance scientific understanding and facilitate engineering design. Much of the work is concentrated on optimal design and control of systems described by partial differential equations. Therefore, the graphical tools were needed to develop spatial discretizations and associated computational grids. The sensitivity equation method is being applied to various shape optimization and flow tailoring problems. The computational and graphical equipment purchased under this grant is being used to develop an interactive design tools for aerospace systems. The report contains a description of the equipment and a brief summary of some of the on-going research projects that are using this equipment.

Descriptors :   *SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, *COMPUTATIONS, *COLOR DISPLAYS, *WORK STATIONS, *PREPROCESSING, *PRINTERS(DATA PROCESSING), CONTROL SYSTEMS, OPTIMIZATION, INTERACTIONS, TOOLS, GRIDS, SHAPE, SENSITIVITY, AEROSPACE SYSTEMS, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, COMPUTER GRAPHICS, FLUIDS.

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE