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Higher-Order Hydrodynamics Simulation
finite element simulation of hydrodynamics problem

This image is from a purely Lagrangian high-order finite element simulation of a multi-material, triple-point, shock hydrodynamics problem. The high-order discretization is more accurate, supports highly curved zones and enables sub-zonal resolution of the shock waves, which is simply not possible with a low-order method. The simulation was performed using the LLNL-developed BLAST code.

Code: BLAST
Machine: rzalastor
Processors: 48
Run time: 24 hours
Visualization: GLVis
Researchers: Tzanio Kolev, Robert Rieben, Veselin Dobrev