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Marianne M. Francois

Marianne Francois

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Phone (505) 667-4237

Capabilities

  • Computational Physics and Applied Mathematics
  • Numerical modeling
  • Coupled multi-physics simulations
  • Algorithms
  • Computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
  • Partial differential equations
  • Computational Co-Design
  • Computational fluid dynamics applications on advanced architectures
  • Arbitrary Eulerian Lagrangian (ALE) approach
  • Applied Math
  • Direct Numerical Simulations (DNS)
  • Adaptive mesh refinement (AMR)
  • Computer and Computational Sciences
  • Computational Co-Design
  • High performance computing
  • Information Science and Technology
  • Radiation hydrodynamics
  • Materials
  • Metals casting
  • Welding and joining
  • Novel manufacturing methods
  • Multiscale modeling of nuclear fuel and fuel systems
  • Thermodynamic
  • Separation technologies
  • Shock physics
  • Complex fluids
  • Nuclear Engineering and Technology
  • Nuclear fuel cycle
  • Multiscale modeling of nuclear fuel and fuel systems
  • Weapons Science and Engineering
  • Computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
  • Arbitrary Eulerian Lagrangian (ALE) approach
  • Multi-physics codes
  • Metals casting
  • Richtmyer-Meshkov instability

Expertise

Fluid Flow with Heat and Mass Transfer

Interfacial Flows

Hydrodynamics Instabilities

Drop/Bubble Dynamics

Numerical Methods for Incompressible and Compressible Flows

Interface Tracking Methods

Education

Doctor of Philosophy in Aerospace Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 2002

Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering (with distinctions), Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Florida, 1998

Diplome d'Ingenieur, Ecole Polytechnique Feminine, Sceaux, France, 1997

 

 

LANL Positions

Group Leader, XCP-4, Methods and Algorithms, 08/2015 - Present

Deputy Group Leader, T-3 Fluid Dynamics and Solid Mechanics,  08/2012 - 08/2015

Technical Staff Member, CCS-2 Computational Physics and Methods, 08/2004 - 08/2012

Postdoctoral Research Associate, CCS-2 Computational Physics and Methods, 11/2002 - 08/2004

 

 

Publications

  • Diot S., Francois M.M., An interface reconstruction method based on an analytical formula for 3D arbitrary convex cells, Journal of Computational Physics, 305, 63-74, 2016.
  • Li Q., Kang Q.J., Francois, M.M. Hu, A. J., Lattice Boltzmann modeling of self-propelled Leidenfrost droplets on ratchet surfaces, Soft Matter, 12, 302-312, 2016.
  • Li Q., Kang Q.J., Francois M.M., He Y.L., Luo, K.H., Lattice Boltzmann modeling of boiling heat transfer: The boiling curve and the effects of wettability, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 85, 787-796, 2015.
  • Diot S., Francois M.M., Dendy E.D., A Higher-Order Unsplit 2D Direct Eulerian Finite Volume Method for Two-Material Compressible Flows based on the MOOD paradigms, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, 76, 1064-1087, 2014.
  • Francois M.M., Lo L.-T., Sewell C., Volume-of-fluid interface reconstruction algorithms on next generation computer architectures, Proceedings of the FEDSM 14, ASME Fluids Engineering Division, 2014.
  • Diot S., Francois M.M., Dendy E.D., An interface reconstruction method based on analytical formulae for 2D planar and axisymmetric arbitrary convex cells, Journal of Computational Physics, 275, 53-64, 2014.
  • Joggerst C.C., Nelson A., Woodward P., Lovekin C., Masser T., Fryer C. L., Ramaprabhu P., Francois M., Rockefeller G., Cross-code comparisons of mixing during the implosion of dense cylindrical and spherical shells, Journal of Computational Physics, 275, 154-173, 2014.
  • Francois M.M., Carlson N.N., The global embedded interface formulation for interfacial mass transfer within a volume tracking framework, Computers and Fluids, 87, 102-114, 2013.
  • Francois M.M., Shashkov M.J., Masser T.O., Dendy E.D., A comparative study of multimaterial Lagrangian and Eulerian methods with pressure relaxation, Computers and Fluids, 83, 126-136, 2013.
  • Masser T.O., Francois M.M., Bo W., Grove J.W., Dendy E.D., The Eulerian Application Project’s New Hydro Option, Proceedings of the Nuclear Explosives Code Developers Conference (NECDC), Livermore, CA, 2012.
  • Bakosi J., Barnett N., Christon M., Francois M.M., Lowrie R.B., Large-scale turbulent simulations of grid-to-rod fretting, Proceedings of the CFD4NRS-4 The Experimental Validation and Application of CFD and CMFD Codes in Nuclear Reactor Technology, OECD/NEA and IAEA Workshop, 2012.
  • Francois M.M., Carlson N.N., Liu K., Progress toward high-fidelity simulations of droplet dynamics in contactors, Transactions of the American Nuclear Society annual meeting, 2011.
  • Liovic P., Francois M., Rudman M., Manasseh R., Efficient simulation of surface tension-dominated flows through enhanced interface geometry interrogation, Journal of Computational Physics, Vol. 229, pp. 7520-7544, 2010.
  • Francois M.M., Swartz B.K., Interface Curvature via Volume Fractions, Heights, and Mean Values on Nonuniform Rectangular Grids, Journal of Computational Physics, Vol. 229, pp. 527-540, 2010.
  • Schofield S.P., Garimella R.V, Francois M.M., Loubere R., A second-order accurate material-order-independent interface reconstruction technique for multi-material flow simulations, Journal of Computational Physics, Vol. 228, pp. 731-745, 2009.
  • Caboussat A., Francois M.M., Glowinski R., Kothe D.B., Sicilian J.M. A numerical method for interface reconstruction of triple points within a volume tracking algorithm, Mathematical and Computer Modelling, Vol. 48, pp. 1957-1971, 2008.
  • Francois M.M., Lowrie R.B., Dendy E.D., A material interface transition algorithm for multiphase flow, Proceedings of the FEDSM 08, ASME Fluids Engineering Division, 2008.
  • Schofield S., Garimella R., Francois M.M., Loubere R., Multi-material interface reconstruction with particles and power diagram, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, Vol. 56, pp. 643-659, 2008.
  • Kothe D.B., Francois M.M., Liu P.L.-F., High-Fidelity Modeling of Interfacial Flows: Progress and Challenges, 3rd International Workshop on Applied Offshore Hydrodynamics, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, October 2007.
  • Francois M.M., Dendy E.D., Lowrie R.B., Steinkamp M.J., Effects of different numerical interface methods on hydrodynamics instability, Proceedings of the 10th International Workshop on the Physics of Compressible Turbulent Mixing (IWPCTM10), Ed. M. Legrand and M. Vandenboomgaerde, pp. 77-80, 2007.
  • Fung J., Francois M.M., Dendy E.D., Kenamond M., Lowrie R., Calculations of the Rayleigh-Taylor instability: RAGE and FLAG hydrocode comparisons, Proceedings of the Nuclear Explosives Code Developers Conference (NECDC), Los Alamos, 2006.
  • Francois M.M., Sicilian J.M., Kothe D.B., Modeling of thermo-capillary forces within a volume tracking algorithm, Proceedings of the MCWASP Conference on Modeling of Casting, Welding and Advanced Solidification Processes, pp. 935-342, 2006.
  • Francois M.M., Cummins S. J., Dendy E.D., Kothe D.B., Sicilian J.M., Williams M.W., A Balanced-Force Algorithm for Continuous and Sharp Interfacial Surface Tension Models within a Volume Tracking Framework, Journal of Computational Physics, Vol. 213, pp. 141-173, 2006.
  • Cummins S. J., Francois M.M., Kothe D.B., Estimating Curvature from Volume Fractions, Computers and Structures, Vol. 83, pp. 425-434, 2005.
  • Lorstad D., Francois M.M., Shyy W., Fuchs L., Assessment of Volume of Fluid and Immersed Boundary Methods for Droplet Computations, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, Vol. 46, pp. 109-125, 2004.
  • Francois M.M., Uzgoren E., Jackson J., Shyy W., Multigrid Computations with the Immersed Boundary Technique for Multiphase Flows, International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat and Fluid Flows, Vol. 14, pp. 98-115, 2004.
  • Francois M.M., Shyy W., Computations of Drop Dynamics with the Immersed Boundary Method. Part 1: Numerical Algorithm and Buoyancy Effect, Numerical Heat Transfer Part B, Vol. 44, pp-101-118, 2003.
  • Francois M.M., Shyy W., Computations of Drop Dynamics with the Immersed Boundary Method. Part 2: Drop Impact and Heat Transfer, Numerical Heat Transfer Part B, Vol. 44, pp.119-143, 2003.
  • Francois M.M., Shyy W., Micro-Scale Drop Dynamics for Heat Transfer Enhancement, Progress in Aerospace Sciences, Vol. 38, pp. 275-304, 2002.
  • Shyy W., Francois M.M., Udaykumar H.S., N’dri N., Tran-Son-Tay R., Moving Boundaries in Micro-Scale Biofluid Dynamics, Applied Mechanics Reviews, ASME, Vol. 54, No. 5, pp. 405-453, 2001.
  • Francois M.M., Shyy W., Chung J., A micro-scale membrane actuated condenser/evaporator for enhanced thermal management, Proceedings of the ASME Heat Transfer Division, HTD-Vol. 366-2, pp. 353-359, November 2000.
  • Shyy W., Francois M.M., Udaykumar H.S., Cartesian and curvilinear grid methods for multi-domain, moving boundary problems, Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Domain Decomposition Methods, Lyon, France, October 2000.