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Dr. Khosronejad Receives National Institute of Health (NIH) Grant (sub-award) to Model the Transport of Particulate Matter in Urban Environments  

Dr. Khosronejad will collaborate with three other US-based partner institutes to develop the capability of the Virtual Flow Simulator (VFS-Geophysics) code for simulating a large number of particles using the Lagrangian method tracking the motion of each particle. They will focus on improving the parallelization efficiency and scalability of the Lagrangian approach. The VFS-Geophysics model is an in-house fully-parallelized code that runs on thousand of CPUs. Dr. Khosronejad and his graduate students will use the Zagros super-computing cluster at Stony Brook University to conduct this research. The capability of the VFS- Geophysics code for simulating utility-scale particle transport will be validated using the measurements from both full and intermediate-scale experiments carried out in the M-Field test range and Ambient Breeze Tunnel (ABT) of the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC), located on Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. This project will help us to gain physical insights into the transport and spreading of various pollutions in populated metropolitan areas such as New York City.