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Modeling Supercritical CO2

February, 2017

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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The MultiscaleHUB Project: Adding to ChemistryHUB’s Capabilities

February, 2017

“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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RocstarCAD: a New, DOE-Funded SBIR Project

February, 2017

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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Illinois Rocstar Awarded Phase I Nuclear Energy System Contract

June, 2016

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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ChemistryHub.org Phase II SBIR

April, 2016

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…)