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David Bradley Carrington

David Carrington

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Phone (505) 667-3569

Expertise

  • Computational Physics
  • Finite element methods
  • ALE and local ALE methods
  • Parallel solution methods
  • Turbulent reactive flow
  • Aerosols
  • Combustion and Ignition
  • Radiation heat transport
  • Materials modeling
  • Atmospheric flow and transport
  • Porous media

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering, May 2000

      University of Nevada, Las Vegas

  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 1995   

      University of Nevada, Las Vegas

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 1993                       

      University of Nevada, Las Vegas

  • Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and in Economics, 1980

University of Colorado, Boulder

 

LANL Positions

Scientists 4, Technical Staff

 

Professional Societies

ASME, SAE, ASFTE, USACM, AIAA

 

Awards

Special Recognition by Deputy Assistant Secretary of Energy for our KIVA development work and leadership, October, 2014

Outstanding Innovation Award – 2011 Distinguished Licensing Award. Awarded by Los Alamos, National Laboratory Technology Transfer Division, August 9th, 2012.

Outstanding Innovation Award – 2010 Distinguished Copyright Award. Awarded by Los Alamos, National Laboratory Technology Transfer Division, August 11th, 2011

LANL Performance Award for Thermos, 2008

Magna Cum Laude

Associated Western University Fellowship

NASA Space Grant Fellowship

Tau Beta Pi - Engineering Honor Society

National Collegiate Engineering Award

 

Publications

  • “Three-Dimensional Local ALE-FEM Method for Fluid Flow in Domains Containing Moving Boundaries/Objects Interfaces ,”  Progress in Computational Fluid Dynamics, an Int. Jour, David Carrington, Monayem Mazumder, Juan Heinrich, to appear
  • “Accuracy and Convergence of Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian Finite Element Simulations based on a Fixed Mesh,”  Progress in Computational Fluid Dynamics, an Int. Jour, V. D. Hatamipour, David B. Carrington,  Juan C. Heinrich, to appear
  • A Dynamic Large Eddy Model for Simulating Turbulent Reactive Flow with an Adaptive Finite Element Method, Proceeding of the 2nd Thermal and Fluid Engineering Conference, TFEC2017, April 2-5, 2017, ASTFE, Las Vegas, NV, USA, Waters, J., Carrington, D.B., Wang, X., Pepper, D.W.
  • Modeling Turbulent Reactive Flow in Internal Combustion Engines with an LES in a semi-implicit/explicit Finite Element Projection Method, Proceedings of the ASME 2016 Internal Combustion Fall Technical Conference,  ICEF2016, Oct 9-12, 2016, Greenville, SC, USA, Waters, J, Carrington, D.B.
  • An Adaptive Finite Element Method with Dynamic LES for Incompressible and Compressible Flows, Journal of Computational Thermal Sciences, Begell House Inc., Vol.8(1), pp.57-71, Waters J., Carrington, D.B., Pepper, D.W., 2016
  • An Adaptive Finite Element Technique with Dynamic LES for Incompressible and Compressible Flows, Proceedings of the 15th Computational Heat Transfer Conference, CHT-15, Piscataway, New Jersey, May 25-29, 2015. (submitted) with Jiajia Waters & Darrell Pepper
  • An hp-adaptive Finite Element Method for Heat and Mass Transport of Multi-species Fluids, Proceedings of the 15th Computational Heat  Transfer Conference, CHT-15, Piscataway,  New Jersey, May 25-29, 2015. (submitted)  with Xiuling Wang & Darrell Pepper
  •  “Three-Dimensional Local ALE-FEM Method for Fluid Flow in Domains Containing Moving Boundaries/Objects Interfaces ,”  Int. Jour. Num. Meth. Fluids. (submitting) with Juan Heinrich
  • An hp-adaptive Predictor-Corrector Split Projection Method for Turbulent Compressible Flow, Proceedings of the 15th International Heat Transfer Conference, IHTC-15, Kyoto, Japan, August 10-15, 2014. with Xiuling Wang & Darrell Pepper
  • A predictor-corrector split projection method for turbulent reactive flow, Journal of Computational Thermal Sciences, Begell House Inc., vol 5, no. 4,  pp.333-352, 2014 with Xiuling Wang & Darrell Pepper
  • “A local ALE for flow calculations in physical domains containing moving interfaces,” Progress in Computational Fluid Dynamics, an Int. Jour. vol 14, no, 3, pp. 139-150, 2014 with Juan Heinrich & Dominic Munoz
  • " A meshless method for modeling convective heat transfer" , Journal of Heat Transfer, ASME Journals, vol 135, no. 1, 2013 with Xiuling Wang & Darrell Pepper
  • “A Fractional step hp-adaptive finite element method for turbulent reactive flow,”  Los Alamos National Laboratory Report, LA-UR-11-00466, 2011
  •  “An h-Adaptive Finite Element Method for Turbulent Heat Transfer,” Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Tech Science Press, vol. 61, no 1, pp. 23-44, 2010
  • “An Adaptive FEM Model for Unsteady Turbulent Convective Flow Over a Backward-Facing Step,” Journal of Computational Thermal Sciences, Begell House Inc., vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 121-135, 2009
  • "Thermos - An Experimental and Computational Study of Small-scale Deformation, Damage, and Failure Physics in Plutonium (U)," Los Alamos National Laboratory Report , LA-CP-08-00828, 2008. 
  • Modeling Indoor Air Pollution, Imperial College Press (being published 1/09), p. 357, Los Alamos National Laboratory Report, LA-UR-07-6246, 2007 with Darrell Pepper.
  • “A Parallel First-Order Spherical Harmonics (P1) Matrix-Free Method for Radiative Transport,” Numerical Heat Transfer, Part B: Fundamentals, Vol. 53, pp. 1-21, Taylor and Francis, January 2008.
  • “An h-adaptive k-w finite element model for turbulent thermal flow,” 14th International Conference on Finite Elements in Flow Problems, IACM & USACM, Santa Fe, NM, Los Alamos National Laboratory LA-UR-07-1761, 2007
  • “Simulations of low energy impacts – Comparisons to experiment,” Los Alamos National Laboratory, LA-CP-06-0693, July 2006.
  • “Emissivity of discretized diffusion problems,” annals of Nuclear Energy, Vol. 33, pp 584-593, Elsevier Ltd., March 2006., with J. Densmore and Gregory Davidson.
  • Indoor Air Pollution Modeling – Chapter 14, Los Alamos National Laboratory, LA-UR-04-2508, “Air Quality Modeling, Vol. 2”, Zannetti, P. ed., 2005., with Darrell Pepper
  • “Preconditioning and Solver Optimization Ideas for Radiative Transfer,” 2005 ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference, American Society for Mechanical Engineers, LA-UR-05-3788, 2005
  • “Explicit Correction for Material Motion in Radiative Transport,” 5-Lab Conference, Vienna, AU, June 2005,  LA-UR-05-3789.
  • “Verification of Material Motion Correction for the Radiative Transfer Equations,” Los Alamos National Laboratory, LA-UR-04-7895, 2004
  • “ Convective Heat Transfer Downstream of a 3-D Backward-Facing Step,” Numerical Heat Transfer, Part A: Applications, Vol. 41, No. 6-7, pp. 555-578, Taylor and Francis, March 2002
  • “Predicting winds and air quality within the Las Vegas Valley,” Communications in Numerical Methods in Engineering, Vol. 18, Issue 3, pp. 195-201, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., March 2002, with Darrell Pepper
  • “3-D natural convection benchmark in an enclosure using penalty and pressure projection methods,” CHT'01: Adavnaces in Computational Heat Transfer II, Vol. 1 & 2, Proceedings,  Davis, GDV., Leonardi, E., ed., pp.1331-1336, 2001, with Darrell. Pepper, and Juan Heinrich.
  • “Application of h-Adaptation for Environmental Fluid Flow and Species Transport,” International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, Vol. 32, pp. 275-283, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1999, with Darrell Pepper
  • “A Boundary Element Method for Indoor Air Quality Simulation,” Boundary Element Technology XIII, Chen, Brebbia, Pepper, pp. 53-61, Computational Mechanics Publications, WIT Press 1999 
  • "Prediction of Species Transport in Urban Canyons Using an h-Adaptive Finite Element Approach," Development and Application of Computer Techniques to Environmental Studies, Pepper, Brebbia, Zannetti, pp. 53-64, Computational Mechanics Publications, WIT Press 1998 with Darrell Pepper
  • “An h-Adaptive Finite Element Model for Environmental Transport Prediction,” Journal of Fluids Engineering (ASME), pp. 406-407, June 1998
  • “An h-Adaptive Finite Element Model for 3-D Atmospheric Transport Prediction,” Numerical Simulations in the Environmental and Earth Sciences, Proceedings of the Second UNAM-CRAY Supercomputing Conference, Fernando Garcia, Garcia, et. al., pp. 126-133, Cambridge University Press 1997
  • “An Adaptive Finite Element Model for Saturated and Unsaturated Porous Media,” 1996 International High-Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference, presented in Las Vegas, NV, April 1996