The U.S. Air Force needed a high-fidelity simulation package for determining the risks posed to humans from the ever-increasing number of devices that emit electromagnetic (EM) radiation.
We helped Engility Corp develop a physics-level simulation software package for investigating the thermal, chemical, and mechanical response of biological tissue to incident EM radiation. The Scalable Effects Simulation Environment (SESE) enables researchers to simulate arbitrary 3D objects with heterogeneous material properties, and includes the ability to model photochemical and thermal damage. SESE accounts for changes in optical, physical, thermodynamic, and chemical parameters as a function of the material and environment state, implements nonlinear changes in material shape on a dynamic computational mesh, and accounts for the effects of ablated material plumes.
BENEFIT TO CLIENT
SESE provides an ethical, cost-effective alternative to animal testing for investigating response of biological tissue to incident EM radiation. SESE has a parallel implementation suitable for High-Performance Computing (HPC) applications requiring high-fidelity, high-throughput multi-physics simulations.