Two MFiX projects selected through NETL’s University Coal Research Program

The U.S Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has selected 2 projects for MFiX Suite Development and Enhancement through NETL’s University Coal Research Program, administered by the Crosscutting Research Technology Program,:

Interfacing MFIX with PETSc and HYPRE Linear Solver Libraries

The University of North Dakota (Grand Forks, ND), in collaboration with University of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT), plans to interface NETL’s Multiphase Flow with Interphase eXchanges (MFIX) code with Portable Extensible Toolkit for Scientific Computation (PETSc) and High Performance Preconditioners (HYPRE) linear solver libraries to reduce the time to solution for large, sparse matrix equations observed in advanced energy system simulations. The resulting technology will provide the energy industry with a quicker way to conduct simulations of multiphase particle flows, leading to more efficient fossil energy-based power generation.

Cost: DOE: $400,000/ Non DOE: $0/ Total Funding: $400,000 (Cost share: 0%)

High-Fidelity Computational Model for Fluidized Bed Experiments

The University of Texas at El Paso plans to develop a high-fidelity, user-friendly multiphase simulator based on the multiphase computational fluid dynamics software package Multiphase Flow with Interphase eXchanges (MFIX), developed by NETL. Researchers will leverage the state-of-the-art linear solver libraries from Trilinos, developed by project collaborator Sandia National Laboratory (Albuquerque, NM). Results from this advancement in computing infrastructures and framework will lower the computational expense of multiphase simulations.

Cost: DOE: $399,999/ Non DOE: $0/ Total Funding: $399,999 (Cost share: 0%)


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