Verification for multi-mechanics applications

Stefan P. Domino*, Greg Wagner, Anay Luketa-Hanlin, Amalia Black, James Sutherland

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

15 Scopus citations


Verification and validation of software in the field of scientific computing is increasingly being recognized as a critical part of the software, algorithm, and model development cycle. Multi-mechanics coupling represents an important and challenging role in providing confidence in the integrated multi-mechanics codes. This paper presents an overview of the math models implemented within the Sandia National Laboratories Advanced Simulation and Computing SIERRA Mechanics code project that supports the engulfed object-in-a-fire scenario. This scenario is characterized by coupling turbulent fluid mechanics, combustion, soot generation and transport, participating media radiation (PMR), thermal conduction and in the case of propellant fires, reacting Lagrangian particles. Attaining an adequate state of code verification for such a complex engineering mechanics scenario represents a daunting challenge. A systematic approach is therefore required. Examples of single and multiple mechanics verification methodologies will be presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCollection of Technical Papers - 48th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc.
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)1563478927, 9781563478925
StatePublished - 2007
Event48th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference - Waikiki, HI, United States
Duration: Apr 23 2007Apr 26 2007

Publication series

NameCollection of Technical Papers - AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference
ISSN (Print)0273-4508


Other48th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWaikiki, HI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • General Materials Science
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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