Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



We are experts in numerical methods, code development, and computer-based engineering design and analysis. We have discipline expertise in materials, mechanics, structures, fluids, heat transfer, combustion, energy systems, hydrodynamics, electromagnetics, and plasmas.

Douglas Faux

Section Leader, 925-423-9705


Computational Electromagnetics (CEM)

Computational Electromagnetics has discipline expertise in electromagnetics, acoustics, plasmas, high energy density physics, non-destructive evaluation, and inverse problems. They also have extensive knowledge of general applied mathematics, software development, and high performance parallel computing.

Computational Mechanics (CM)

Computational Mechanics develops the ALE3D code, which is a state-of-the-art simulation code for hydrodynamics and multiphsyics simulations. They also have expertise in algorithms, software development, solid mechanics, and fluid dynamics.

Defense Systems Analysis (DSA)

Defense Systems Analysis applies multiphysics solutions for the design and analysis of defense and civilian systems, with technical depth in reinforced concrete, composites, hypervelocity penetration mechanics, dynamic material response, and rotordynamics. We utilize state-of-the-art physics based codes and Paradyn for the solution to complex system response.

Energy Conversion and Storage (ECS)

Energy Conversion and Storage specializes in combustion, hydrogen storage, delivery, and safety, flywheel technology, and alternative energy analysis.

Materials Modeling and Simulation (MMS)

Materials Modeling and Simulation develops models and codes for understanding material behavior from micro to macro scales.

Structural and Applied Mechanics (SAM)

Structural and Applied Mechanics assesses the structural response of civilian and defense systems, designs mitigation and containment systems, and performs safety analysis. The group has particular expertise in evaluating the response and failure of complex systems to explosive detonations, fragment impact, seismic events, and other transient dynamic loadings.

Thermal Fluids (TF)

The Thermal Fluids Group specializes in fluid dynamics, turbulence, heat transfer, combustion and thermodynamics. Current projects include CFD and FEA modeling, wind turbine analysis, rocket design and reentry vehicle aerodynamics, efficient internal combustion engines, and laser fusion support.