“Remote Interactive Computing for Design and Optimization” by Plaskocz

  • ©Edward J. Plaskocz



    Remote Interactive Computing for Design and Optimization

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    Argonne National Laboratory


    Nonlinear 3D structural dynamic simulations play a central role in nuclear reactor safety as well as crashworthiness studies. This demonstration features a distributed interactive environment with supercomputer computation and workstation visualization.

    The dynamic crash response of an s-rail, a front-end automobile structural component, impacting a rigid wall is performed on supercomputer. This environment allows an analyst to interactively redesign the s-rail by introducing lighter materials at noncritical sections without changing the collapse load. The analyst’s goal is the optimal design from the weight-cost-manufacturability perspective. Two modes of interaction ore supported: interaction with the visual display (changing object and observer positions, lighting, etc.) and interaction with the simulation (altering material properties).

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