US DoD to work on digital copy gas turbine project
The United States Department of Defense (DoD) has selected a high performance computing project which will focus on the research and development of large-scale integrated simulations of gas turbine engines as part of the High Performance Computing Modernization Program.
The principal investigators of the project are Dr. Luis Bravo of the US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, known as DEVCOM, and Dr. Russell’s powers from the Naval Air Warfare Center.
Bravo wrote in the project proposal that the effort “will lead to quantum leaps in the performance, efficiency and reliability of next-generation gas turbine engines.”
Researchers hope to create a digital twin of a real gas turbine engine, which “Enable real-time awareness of engine condition and reduce life cycle cost.” “
“We are now in a position to solve such important problems thanks to recent breakthroughs in artificial intelligence and advanced computational fluid dynamics,” said Bravo.
The research will be the “Frontier Project” for 2022, an annual DoD award for projects aimed at developing new technologies for the department’s high performance computing sector.
The DoD has been awarding projects under the program since 2014. The objective of the program is to research, develop, test and evaluate “results that could not be achieved using the generally available resources of the modernization program. of high performance computing from DOD ”.
The winners of the Frontier Projects program also included projects from the Air Force Research Laboratory and the Office of Naval Research.
The DoD will begin funding this latest Frontier project from October 21 and is expected to cover up to four years of research funding.