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HPC modeling of supersonic combustion shrinks design cycle for propulsion systems

Using world-class HPC, Argonne researchers conduct high-fidelity simulations of sprays, chemically reacting flows and other physics within supersonic combustion chambers for faster evaluation of new designs at lower development costs.

Argonne’s role in the development and advancement of high-speed propulsion flight for national security is a world class combination of targeted domain expertise in areas such as complex aerodynamics, propulsion, combustion, material science, modeling and simulation, and the unique experimental and computational resources of two DOE Office of Science national scientific user facilities: the Advanced Photon Source and the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility.

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