Steven  Goldy

Steven Goldy

Scholar Title

MIT AeroAstro | United Technologies Corporation Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar

Research Title

Benchmarks and Comparisons of Physics Based Finite Element Methods




Aeronautics and Astronautics

Research Areas
  • Aeronautics and Astronautics

Raul Radovitzky


The goal of this project is to improve upon a physics based finite element model for fragmentation. Tools currently used in industry do not have a high fidelity method for examining cases with many fragments, especially at a high strain rate. Using the fragment mechanics of the Summit code framework, we will develop a simulation that can compute the number, mass and kinetic energy of fragments. The process will be scalable to an arbitrary number of parallel processors so that it can rapidly run calculations on large, high detail meshes. This process will enable efficient examination of high risk scenarios in space travel and other applications.


I am very excited to be a part of SuperUROP. It is a great opportunity to continue the research that I am passionate about, take it to the next level of depth, and learn how to effectively communicate results and share my passion.

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