3:30 PM-5:30 PM
Room: Atlanta 3
The speakers in this minisymposium will discuss application of nonlinear optimization methods to research in explosives. Annually, we use approximatly 5 billion pounds of explosives just for rock blasting. The speakers willl describe an optimization modeling environment, based on the GLO (Global Local Optimizer) software package. GLO is coupled to large scientific software codes, running them in a loop, globally or locally optimizing the parameter that describe the response of materials to explosions. The difficulty of applying optimization methods to explosive response is the highly nonlinear behavior of materials at high pressure.
Organizers: Michael J. Murphy
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Ernest L. Baker