By Scott Gibson
John Turner of Oak Ridge National Laboratory leads the additive manufacturing application effort, ExaAM, within the US Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP). He is also principal investigator of the Software Technology project called ALExa, which is focused on accelerated math libraries for exascale. In addition, he is involved in ECP’s ExaWind project and COPA: Co-Design Center for Particle Applications. Turner recently gave two presentations about ExaAM in Europe.
The first of the presentations was at the VIII International Conference on Coupled Problems in Science and Engineering, Coupled 2019, in Sitges (Barcelona), Spain. Presentations at the event pertained to state-of-the-art mathematical models, numerical methods, and computational techniques for solving coupling problems of multidisciplinary character in science and engineering. His presentation was part of an invited session on “Coupled Thermomechanical Modeling of Material Forming Process” organized by Carlos Agelet de Saracibar and Jean-Philippe Ponthot.
The second of Turner’s presentations was at the International Conference on Computational Science (ICCS) in Faro, Algarve, Portugal, which explores problems and solutions in computational methods in fields such as physics, chemistry, life sciences, and engineering, along with the arts and humanities. His presentation was part of a mini symposium on Multiscale Modeling and Simulation.
The ExaAM team will give five presentations at the 5th World Congress on Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME 2019) on July 21–25 in Indianapolis. These presentations will summarize the team’s progress toward its September milestone and will form the basis of a comprehensive journal article on the project.