NSF Program in:Combustion, Fire, and Plasma Systems Phillip R. Westmoreland Program Director, Combustion, Fire, and Plasma Systems (CFP) - Rotator from U. Massachusetts Amherst / ChE
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Combustion, Fire and Plasma Program (CFP)Phil Westmoreland, firstname.lastname@example.org • Focus is on the forefront engineering science. • Contrast to device or process development. • Combustion: Energy to manufacturing to health effects • Fossil and biofuels; Products and pollutants. • Gas kinetics, CFD, sprays, solid-phase synthesis. • Fire: Safety-driven, from suppressants to fire events. • Plasma: Phenomena and processing. • Linked by dual importance of chemistry and physics.
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High-Fidelity Numerical Modeling & Simulation of Fire SuppressionPaul E. DesJardin (U. Buffalo; CAREER Award, CTS-0348110) • For suppressing pool fires, the P.I. predicts multiphase turbulent mixing processes over a wide range of time/length scales. • Turbulence modeling with reactions has been a grand-challenge problem. • Here, model large-scale turbulent motion directly by “Large-Eddy Simulation” method; • Model small scales stochastically; and • Account for interactions among nonlinear turbulence/chemistry/radiation/droplet models. • Broad impacts are excellent: Researchers collaborate with Sandia, the Navy, & NIST. • Supercomputer use for the 3-D calculations educates students about high-performance computing.
Cyberinfrastructure can be used to couple data, models, people; The CFP communities are pushing advanced uses. • Just as for nanotechnology, defining cyberinfrastructure as an organizing concept opens unexpected opportunities. • Some components: • Leading-edge computers • Networks and Grid-based computation • Internet 2.0 and Teragrid • Application codes and middleware • “Simulation-Based Engineering and Science” (SBES) • Active databases • Scientific gateways and Virtual organizations
One grassroots activity for combustion kinetics – and more. NSF Cyber-Enabled Chemistry: CHE-0535542
Our goal is to support outstanding engineering science. • Contact: • Combustion, Fire, and Plasma: Phil Westmoreland, email@example.com • Next window for unsolicited proposals to CBET: • February 1 to March 1, 2007
For the most up-to-date information about CFP funding, see: • Program description: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13366&org=CBET • Awards database (from program description page): http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/progSearch.do;jsessionid=BF085873CF5782A3D0C3AD4DA360718C?SearchType=progSearch&page=2&QueryText=&ProgOrganization=CBET&ProgOfficer=&ProgEleCode=1407&BooleanElement=false&ProgRefCode=&BooleanRef=false&ProgProgram=&ProgFoaCode=&RestrictActive=on&Search=Search#results • Currently, 69 active grants.