SC22 Proceedings

The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis

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Visualization of MFIX-Exa Simulation Data for Chemical Looping Combustion

Authors: Alexandra Stewart (Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)) and Terece Turton, David Rogers, James Ahren, and Soumya Dutta (Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL))

Abstract: In the United States, fossil-fuel related industrial processes account for approximately half of all greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. Chemical Looping Reactors (CLRs) provide a promising path to reducing carbon emissions; however, scale-up and testing of these systems is expensive and time-consuming. In our video, we focus on understanding bubble dynamics in fluidized beds of Chemical Looping Reactor as simulated by the MFIX-Exa Code, including the importance of Los Alamos National Laboratory’s in situ feature detection algorithm and the use of the Cinema visualization tool in the post hoc workflow. MFIX-Exa provides new computing capabilities needed to combine CFD-DEM simulation with computing at the exascale via an adaptive mesh refinement (AMReX) framework.

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