A Sandia National Laboratories-led team of scientists has been using powerful computer models combined with laboratory experiments to study how a kind of clay can soak up carbon dioxide and store it.
Tag: computer modeling and simulation
A fresh look at restoring power to the grid
Sandia National Laboratories computer scientists have been working on an innovative computer model to help grid operators quickly restore power to the grid after a complete disruption, a process called “black start.
Computer Model of Influenza Virus Shows Universal Vaccine Promise
For the first time, researchers at UC San Diego have created an atomic-level computer model of the H1N1 virus that reveals new vulnerabilities, suggesting possible strategies for the design of future vaccines and antivirals against influenza.
KyotoU PEGS away at catching quakes at light speed
A novel AI-based approach to detect earthquakes early uses prompt elasto-gravity signals, or PEGS, gravitational changes generated by large-mass motion in megaquakes. PEGS carry information about an ongoing earthquake at the speed of light, arriving much faster than even the fastest seismic waves.
Extending nuclear power accident code for advanced reactor designs
A number of new nuclear reactor designs, such as small modular reactors and non-light water reactors, have been developed over the past 10 to 15 years. In order to help the Nuclear Regulatory Commission evaluate the safety of the next generation of reactors, fuel cycle facilities and fuel technologies, researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have been expanding their severe accident modeling computer code, called Melcor, to work with different reactor geometries, fuel types and coolant systems.
Simulating sneezes and coughs to show how COVID-19 spreads
Two groups of researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have published papers on the droplets of liquid sprayed by coughs or sneezes and how far they can travel under different conditions. Both teams used Sandia’s decades of experience with advanced computer simulations studying how liquids and gases move for its nuclear stockpile stewardship mission.
Science Snapshots From Berkeley Lab – Week of March 29, 2021
India’s Ambitious Clean Energy Goals, a Secret Pathway to Harnessing the Sun for Clean Energy, and a Supersmart Gas Sensor for Asthmatics