[C-SAFE was officially decommissioned in November, 2010. However,
there are a number of continuing projects built upon the C-SAFE legacy.
These include the Uintah project (www.uintah.utah.edu), the University of Utah's
Institute for Clean and Secure Energy's (ICSE) NNSA project (www.icse.utah.edu), and the Army Research Laboratory's Uintah-CRA.]
The Center for the Simulation of Accidental Fires and Explosions,
created through the Department of Energy's Advanced Simulation and
Computing (ASC) Program, employed a large number of a highly skilled
faculty, research scientists, staff, and students who created the
Uintah Computational Framework (UCF)
software. For over a decade C-SAFE produced cutting edge research in simulating
complex physical phenomena including reacting flows, material
properties, multi-material interactions, and atomic level chemistry.
Additionally, pioneering work was done in the field of parallel
computing, software frameworks, and visualization.
Some of the many contributions C-SAFE scientists have made include
detailed research into large eddy simulations (LES) of reacting flows,
immense combustion simulations, heat transfer studies, validation and
verification with uncertainty quantification of simulation results,
methods for modeling radiation in complex fire simulations, expansion
and validation of the material point method (MPM), advanced chemical
models of soot formation and deposition, and composite material
modeling. Furthermore, the physcial science research has been greatly
augmented by the underlying software framework on top of which it is
Scaling to tens of thousands of processors (or more), the Uintah software
continues to be refined and
updated. The development of the UCF continues through a number of
supplemental funding sources due to the utility of the software.
While developed primarily to run fire/container interaction
simulations, Uintah has been straighforwardly applied to many other
diverse applications, including simulations of blood vessel growth,
foam micro-structure, human torso dynamics, industrial flares, vehicle
armor plating, and oil drilling applications.