news & updates

August, 2014

Presentation with IMPACT!

Mr. Michael Campbell, Illinois Rocstar Computational Physicist, presented an overview of the Illinois Rocstar Multiphysics Application Coupling Toolkit (IMPACT) at a recent Department of Energy Workshop. (more…)

June, 2014

Illinois Rocstar Awarded NASA Phase I SBIR to Develop Advanced Battery Modeling Software

Illinois Rocstar LLC will develop and demonstrate the use of the Integrated Computational environment and infrastructure for Electrochemical device Design and simulation: ICED. This environment integrates the user’s personal computational environment with high performance simulation applications for materials and processes. (more…)

April, 2014

Illinois Rocstar awarded $1M Department of Energy SBIR grant to develop open multiphysics infrastructure

We are excited to announce that Illinois Rocstar LLC is undertaking a multi-year project to help increase adoption of HPC-aided multiphysics simulation in industry. Over the course of the project, Illinois Rocstar will assemble a consortium of stakeholders from industry, government, and academia to help guide the development of an open infrastructure and standard for building parallel multiphysics capabilities. (more…)

April, 2014

Illinois Rocstar Has a New Website

Illinois Rocstar is proud to announce a completely new website! In these pages, you will find information about our products and services, as well as the science behind our products. Use our contact page to┬ácontact of us, and/or sign up for our newsletter using the easy sign-up at the top or bottom of the page. Search for terms used on our site, or just explore on your own! Enjoy! (more…)

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Going beyond convention.

Effective design and engineering for complex phenomena requires precise modeling of the ignition, combustion and performance of nanoenergetic particles, including those found in rocket engines and air-breathing propulsion systems. When interactions are understood and predicted, new possibilities result, allowing you to stay ahead of the competition and at the cutting edge.

To every action there is always an equal and opposite reaction.
— Sir Isaac Newton

We study interactions. Complex phenomena like void collapse, fluid dynamics, combustion, shock-to-detonation and subsonic crossflow occur not just in the research laboratory, but also in real-world applications. Learn More >

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