Large scale modeling & simulation using modeling schemes & HPC for extreme events including geophysical mass flows (volcanic debris avalanches, mudslides); Hypervelocity impact; Biomechanical injury analysis; Meshfree & adaptive finite element methods
Funded by the National Science Foundation, we have recently developed the TITAN toolkit for hazard analysis of geophysical mass flows. The toolset is in use by over 200 research scientists and hazard management officials worldwide. The toolset integrates best available mathematical models, advanced numerical methodology with geographical information science to produce simulations that are very useful for hazard analysis. A recent development is the characterization of the effect of uncertain input parameters on model outputs. Others involved in this project are M. Sheridan, E. B. Pitman, M. Bursik, E. Calder, T. Kesavadas.