Wednesday, March 24

Combustion Simulation and Modeling

10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: Ballroom C

Combustion of fossil fuel accounts for 85% of the energy consumed in the United States and is responsible for nearly all of the anthropogenic emission of carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and nitrogen oxides. The Clean Air Act and the Kyoto Protocol demand the levels of such emission be reduced substantially by 2004. To achieve such low emission, new and fundamental knowledge about combustion systems is needed. The United States Department of Energy (DOE) has recently proposed a new and comprehensive effort in simulating and modeling the combustion of fossil fuels, which takes advantage of significant advances made in massively parallel computing. In this minisymposium, the speakers will discuss some of the activities in combustion simulation and modeling at some of the DOE national laboratories.

Organizer: Esmond G. Ng
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

10:00-10:25 An Adaptive Projection Method for Low Mach Number Combustion
John B. Bell, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
10:30-10:55 Parallel Iterative Solution of Unstructured Finite Element Chemically Reacting Flow Problems
John N. Shadid, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque; R. S. Tuminaro, C. H. Tong, and K. D. Devine, Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore
11:00-11:25 High-Accuracy Molecular Quantum Chemistry--Fast Methods on Fast Computers
Robert J. Harrison, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
11:30-11:55 Materials and Surface Chemistry Issues and Methods in Combustion Devices
William A. Shelton, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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