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Eunmo Koo

Eunmo Koo

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Phone (505) 606-2180

Capabilities

  • Computational Physics and Applied Mathematics
  • Numerical modeling
  • Coupled multi-physics simulations
  • Computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
  • Computational fluid dynamics applications on advanced architectures
  • Computer and Computational Sciences
  • High performance computing
  • Information Science and Technology
  • Visualization

Expertise

Atmospheric Fluid Dynamics: Coupled surface phenomena in atmospheric boundary (i.e. turbine/wind interaction for wind energy, particle dispersion, large-scale fires, wildfires, wildland urban-interface fires, urban conflagrations)

Lagrangian techniques for modeling multiphase interactions (i.e. two-way turbine/wind interactions, firebrands/burning debris transport in large-scale fires, vegetation in atmosphere)

Computer Simulation: High-performance computing with massively parallelized processing using MPI, programming in Fortran, C/C++, development of computer graphics interfaces using for three-dimensional data analysis

Education

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, U.S.A., 2006

M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Yonsei University, Republic of Korea, 1999

B.S.,  Mechanical Engineering, Yonsei University, Republic of Korea, 1997

 

LANL Positions

Scientist, (2009.11 - present) Atmospheric Modeling and Weapons Phenomenology Team at Computational Earth Sciences Group (EES-16) 

Postdoctoral Research Associate, (2006.11 - 2009.11) Computational Earth Sciences Group (EES-16)

 

Professional Societies

International Association of Fire Safety Science (IAFSS)

International Assocaition of Wildland Fire (IAWF)

Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) 

 

Awards

2012. 8., LAAP award, Las Conchas Fire and Urban Firestorm Modeling, LANL

2012. 5., Outstanding Innovation award - Patent Recognition (8,120,813), LANL

2011. 5., Outstanding Innovation award - Patent Recognition (7,953,563), LANL

2006.1. - 2006.5, Anselmo John Macchi fellowship from the University of California, Berkeley

1997.3. - 1999.2, All-expense-paid scholarship from GM-Daewoo Motors Corp., Ltd

1994.8. - 1996.7, Honor scholarship from the Yonsei University

 

Patents

Linn, R. R. and E. Koo, “Determining Effects of Turbine Blades on Fluid Motion,” US patent No. 7,953,563, issued 05/31/2011, submitted 10/20/2008, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Linn, R. R. and E. Koo, “Determining Effects of Turbine Blades on Fluid Motion,” US patent No. 8,170,813, issued 05/01/2012, submitted 05/27/2011, Los Alamos National Laboratory

 

Publications

Patent:

Linn, R. R. and E. Koo, “Determining Effects of Turbine Blades on Fluid Motion,” US patent No. 7,953,563, issued 05/31/2011, submitted 10/20/2008, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Linn, R. R. and E. Koo, “Determining Effects of Turbine Blades on Fluid Motion,” US patent No. 8,170,813, issued 05/01/2012, submitted 05/27/2011, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications:

Cunningham, P., R. R. Linn, E. Koo, and C. Wilson, “Large-eddy simulations of air flow and turbulence within and around low aspect ratio cylindrical open-top chambers,” Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 52(8): p. 1716-1737, 2013.

Shafii, S., H. Obermaier, R. Linn, E. Koo, M. Hlawitschka, C. Garth, B. Hamann, and K.I. Joy, “Visualization and analysis of vortex-turbine intersections in wind farms,” IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 19(9): p. 1579-1591, 2013.

Balakumar, B.J., C. Ammerman, S. Pol, R. Linn, E. Koo, G. Ellis, G. Park, K. Farinholt, R. C. Alarcon, "Wind turbines research at Los Alamos National Laboratory - Integrating experimental aerodynamics, sensing, structural mechanics and numerical simulations", 6th AIAA Theoretical Fluid Mechanics Conference, 2011.

Koo, E., R. R. Linn, P. J. Pagni, and C. B. Edminster, “Modeling Firebrand Transport using HIGRAD/FIRETEC,” International Journal of Wildland Fires, 21(4): p. 396-417, 2012.

Koo, E., P.J. Pagni, D.R. Weise, and J.P. Woycheese, “Firebrands and Spotting Ignitions in Large-scale Fires.” International Journal of Wildland Fire. 19(7): p. 818-843, 2010

Koo, E., “Wildfire Modeling”, VDM Verlag, ISBN978-3-639-08351-4, 2008.

Stephens, S. L., D. R. Weise, D. L. Fry, R. J. Keiffer, J. Dawson, E. Koo, J. Potts, and P. J. Pagni, “Measuring the Rate of Spread of Chaparral Prescribed Fires in Northern California,” Fire Ecology, 4(1): p. 74-86, 2008.

Koo, E., P. J. Pagni, and R. R. Linn, “Using FIRETEC to Describe Firebrand Behavior in Wildfires,” Proceeding of the Tenth International Symposium of Fire and Materials, Interscience Communications, San Francisco, CA, 2007.

Koo, E., P. J. Pagni, J. P. Woycheese, S. L. Stephens, D. R. Weise, and J. W. Huff, “A Simple Physical Model for Forest Fire Spread Rate,” Proceedings of the Eighth International Symposium on Fire Safety Science, International Association of Fire Safety Science, Beijing, China, 851-862, 2005.