Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Monday March 23, 2015

How GPUs Help the U.S. Army Build Better Blast-Proof Vehicles

Among the greatest concerns for soldiers in conflict areas: hidden improvised explosive devices (IEDs), and the harrowing risks they pose. It’s the mission of CertaSIM, a northern California startup, to help protect them, said its founder Wayne Mindle, who spoke at our recent GPU Technology Conference. CertaSIM uses GPU technology to develop simulation programs that help design blast-proof vehicles, such as Humvees and Joint Light Tactical Vehicles deployed by the U.S. Army. GPUs are well suited to computing the physics of discrete particle interaction آ–the way dirt, rocks, and shrapnel move آ– when a blast occurs. The solver technology is called the discrete particle method (DPM) which is a strong predictive tool for simulating blasts.

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