news & updates

February, 2017

Modeling Supercritical CO2

Illinois Rocstar is excited to announce a partnership with Sandia National Laboratories on a new SBIR contract entitled, “PIV-Validated RANS Turbulence Modeling for Buoyant Supercritical CO2 Flows.” The goal of this project is to develop a cost-effective turbulence model specifically designed for supercritical CO2 flows in direct-fired Brayton cycles.

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February, 2017

The MultiscaleHUB Project: Adding to ChemistryHUB’s Capabilities

“The ChemistryHUB.org: Web-enabled Multiscale Materials and Chemistry Hub,” is a new, DOE-funded, Phase I SBIR project to extend ChemistryHUB.org‘s capabilities to include a new multiscale software capabilities.

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February, 2017

RocstarCAD: a New, DOE-Funded SBIR Project

The Illinois Rocstar development team was awarded a new DOE Phase I SBIR entitled, “CAD-Integrated Direct-to-HPC Simulation for Design and Optimization.” RocCAD project’s goal is to harden the Rocstar Multiphysics Simulation Suite code, integrate Computer-Aided Design (CAD) capabilities, and to distribute it under an open-source license that will allow unrestricted commercial use.

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June, 2016

Illinois Rocstar Awarded Phase I Nuclear Energy System Contract

Illinois Rocstar is excited to announce a new Nuclear Energy Modeling System (NEMoSys) Phase I SBIR project to create a modular, open-source modeling and simulation (M&S) grid data transfer resource. The envisioned NEMoSys product will be a modular, extensible resource designed to be used in both typical application development systems as well as distributed web-services environments.

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April, 2016

ChemistryHub.org Phase II SBIR

The team at Illinois Rocstar is happy to announce phase II SBIR funding by the US Department of Energy for a new initiative in Computational Chemistry, chemistryhub.org. (more…)

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Illinois Rocstar does simulation science; we build the tools, the infrastructures, and the interfaces to help industry gain a return on their investment for using modeling & simulation to improve their processes and products. From macroscale multiphysics that couple fluids, solid mechanics, materials, and chemistry to microscale crystal-level modeling of a variety of granular materials, Illinois Rocstar has tools to help address these areas. Using our open-source Illinois Rocstar Multiphysics Application Coupling Toolkit, developers can build new multiphysics, multiscale applications from open-source or proprietary codes in fractions of the time it would have required previously. We apply the right tools for solving modeling and simulation problems relevant to industry, government, and academia.


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Multiphysics Simulations

Multiphysics Simulations Supersonic nozzle flow against a flat plate, showing density (grey) and vorticity (colors). Read More

Rocstar Simulation Suite

Rocstar Simulation Suite Cutaway of a joint slot in the Space Shuttle solid motor showing inhibitor fluid-structure interaction. Read More

Insensitive Munitions Modeling

Insensitive Munitions Modeling The response of materials based on their microstructures is critical to designing new, advanced energetics. Read More