NE Colloquium. Brendan Kochunas - Scientific Computing in Practice - From MPACT to Course Development
This talk will provide an overview of the experiences within the CASL project in the development of the MPACT code and how this supported the development of a new course sponsored by the Michigan Institute for Computational Discovery in Engineering (MICDE). MPACT started as Dr. Kochunas's PhD research software and quickly matured with involvement of other individuals to become an internationally recognized code for simulation nuclear reactors. It is now the primary neutronics code for CASL and is co-developed with Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Making meaningful contributions to produce both: (i) a production quality next generation tool for industry and national labs, and (ii) academic research that advances the knowledge of the community requires a broad array of skills (and many people). With the growing importance of simulation in the various fields of engineering, there is an analogous need to teach tomorrow's researchers and engineers the skills necessary to be productive computational scientists, capable of performing work that adheres to the scientific method. We explore the lessons and experiences with the development of MPACT for CASL and how those came to inform the curriculum developed for the course "Methods and Practice of Scientific Computing".
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Nuclear Engineering Building, 302
1412 Circle Drive Knoxville TN 37996