Dave Corson, M.S.

AcuSolve Program Manager, Altair Engineering, Inc.

AcuSolve – A Finite Element Based CFD Solver for HPC Applications

As compute power increases and HPC resources are more readily available, Computational Fluid Dynamics analysis is steadily gaining popularity as a design tool in various industries. With this technology in hand, engineers now have the ability to simulate all aspects of their design; from detailed structural models that determine stresses and strains, to highly accurate aerodynamic and hydrodynamic models of their system. CFD technology plays an important role in predicting component/system level performance without the need for testing, but also serves as input for optimization packages that can be used to guide engineers towards more suitable solutions to their design challenges.

In this presentation, a brief overview of the suite of simulations tools available from Altair Engineering is presented. For the purpose of HPC applications, the computational fluid dynamics solver, AcuSolve is focused upon. The presentation proceeds with a discussion of the use of AcuSolve on HPC platforms and representative applications of the software within industry.


Mr. Corson currently holds the position of AcuSolve Program Manager at Altair Engineering, Inc. In this role, Mr. Corson provides technical expertise for the application and development of AcuSolve. Mr. Corson maintains an active role in CFD applications in various engineering disciplines including wind power, oil and gas, atmospheric sciences, and external aerodynamics. Mr. Corson previously held the position of Senior Analyst at ACUSIM Software. This role focused his efforts on high end CFD analyses involving methods development, consulting, and validation.

Before coming to ACUSIM, Dave spent 8 years working at Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory applying CFD to the design of naval nuclear propulsion systems.

Mr. Corson has a Master of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Workshop Program
updated: 2011-10-19