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Dynamic Target Surveillance under Ballistic Threat
Dynamic Target Surveillance under Ballistic Threat

The Army has the challenge of monitoring a collection of targets while under line-of-sight ballistic threat. Uncertainties in both the environment and the behavior of threat sources make it difficult to develop optimal surveillance strategies for such missions.  The goal of this research is to develop a planning framework for target surveillance that accounts for these uncertainties.


Under Body Blasts
Under Body Blasts

The main objective of this research project is two-fold: (1) to develop predictive High Performance Computational (HPC) models for underbody blast and its effects on personnel and vehicles, and (2) to develop nonlinear Model Order Reduction (MOR) methods that are applicable to these and other HPC models in order to enable parametric studies in a reasonable

Enabling Battlefield Decision-Making
Enabling Battlefield Decision-Making in the Tactical Cloud

This research will explore the use of tactical cloud computing to get closer to the reality of the Warfighter having the “right” information, at the “right” time, at the “right” place, and displayed in the “right” format. Using cloud computing in battlefield scenarios can be challenging for several reasons: (1) Applications have dif

LisztFE for Exascale
LisztFE Finite Element Codes for Exascale Computers

New HPC machines have many more processors than previous architectures but have much smaller local memories associated with each processor and more levels of memory hierarchy, at least some of which need to be explicitly managed by software.  Along with these changes in the computing platform, the increase in problem size and complexity of the simulations requires changing many of the numerical methods that have been traditionally adopted in

2D Nano-Electromechanical Devices
2D Nano-Electromechanical Devices

Among the biggest challenges in harnessing the power of nanotechnology is achieving dynamic control of mechanical, chemical and electronic properties of nanoscale devices.  Many devices stand to benefit from such control including transistors, sensors, actuators, energy harvesters, motors, robots and other locomotive devices.


Blood Transfusions on the Battlefield and Inhalation of Toxic Agents
Blood and Lungs

This project has two components.  One component is to study the adhesion of blood platelets to an injured vessel site. This is a critical initial stage for the formation of a platelet plug to stop bleeding.  The second component is to study the deposition of aerosol particles in the lungs to help study the effects of airborne pollutants, and infective and toxic agents.

Enabling Battlefield Decision-Making
Enabling Battlefield Decision-Making in the DoD Cloud

The goal of this research is to explore the use of cloud computing to get closer to the reality of the Warfighter having the “right” information, at the “right” time, at the “right” place, and displayed in the “right” format.  Often battlefield scenarios require computation that must be completed in a bounded time-to-solution in order to meet warfare objectives.



Charbel Farhat has been selected as one of only two International Fellows with the 2016 class at the Royal Academy of Engineering for "pioneering research contributions in the area of fluid–structure interaction and for the application of this research to the solution of problems in aeronautical, naval, and mechanical engineering, as evidenced by high-impact publications and software developed for use by major industries.”  For more information see:

AHPCRC congratulates Maurizio Chiaramonte who recently won the Robert J. Melosh Medal

Charbel Farhat, chairman of Stanford's Aeronautics and Astronautics department, was nominated by the Navy recruiters of San Francisco as the Primary Key-Influencer to fly with the Blue Angels during Fleet Week 2014.  See his photos here.

Mr. Jyugi Hewitt, Deputy Director, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, visited the AHPCRC on June 2, 2014.  He was briefed on Center activities and toured AHPCRC laboratories.  Presentations given during his visit can be found here.

Welcome Message
by Charbel Farhat
Welcome to the Army High Performance Computing Research Center. We are a consortium of universities that includes Stanford University as the lead, The University of Texas, El Paso, New Mexico State University, and Morgan State University. We are working in cooperation with the Army Research Laboratory on advancing the field of Computation-Based Engineering Science. Our primary focus is on capabilities and solutions relevant to the technical needs of the U.S. Army. Continue Reading