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Supercomputing the vortex

This computer simulation of vortex induced motion (VIM) from Los Alamos National Laboratory shows how ocean currents affect offshore oil rigs. The large size and complex physics of this problem requires advanced numerical simulations using supercomputers.
April 12, 2015
Supercomputing the vortex

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This computer simulation of vortex induced motion (VIM) from Los Alamos National Laboratory shows how ocean currents affect offshore oil rigs. Vortex shedding affects the integrity of key components of offshore drilling stations, which directly impact system safety. The large size and complex physics of this problem requires advanced numerical simulations using supercomputers.

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