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Center for Computing Research

Glen Hansen

Glen Hansen
Manager, Computational Multiphysics
Phone: 505/845-7193
Fax: 505/284-2518

Mailing address:
Sandia National Laboratories
P.O. Box 5800, MS 1321
Albuquerque, NM

Glen is the manager of the Computational Multiphysics Department which is home to the ALEGRA multiphysics application. He is a member of the ALEGRA code development team and the Trilinos project, a software framework for the solution of large-scale, complex multiphysics engineering and scientific problems. Glen also serves as a member of the leadership team of the Albany multiphysics code project, an agile components demonstration application focused on the rapid deployment of transformational engineering analysis capabilities and the FASTMath SciDAC Institute developing and deploying scalable mathematical algorithms and software tools for reliable simulation of complex physical phenomena. He is the project leader of MiniContact, a research software development project focused on implementing advanced contact algorithms using the Kokkos manycore programming model. 


Glen's background includes serving as the group and technical leader of the Multiphysics Methods Group at Idaho National Laboratory, PI of the Accelerated Strategic Computing Initiative (ASCI) meshing effort at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), and Deputy Group Leader of the Computational Science Methods Group at LANL.  He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Idaho, an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nebraska and a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Wyoming.

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Selected Publications & Presentations

  • Love, Edward, Thomas E. Voth, James R. Overfelt, Glen Hansen, "MPI+X Lagrangian Shock Hydrodynamics on Tetrahedral Meshes using Kokkos," Presentation, JOWOG34-ACS, February 2016.
  • Salinger, Andrew G., Roscoe Bartlett, Andrew Michael Bradley, Qiushi Chen, Irina Demeshko, Xujiao Gao, Glen Hansen, Alejandro Mota, Richard P. Muller, Erik Nielsen, Jakob Ostien, Roger P. Pawlowski, Mauro Perego, Eric T. Phipps, WaiChing Sun, Irina Kalashnikova Tezaur, "Albany: Using Component-based Design to Develop a Flexible, Generic Multiphysics Analysis Code," Journal Article, International Journal for Multiscale Computational Engineering, Vol. 14, No. 4, pp. 414–438, Accepted/Published July 2016.
  • Bradley, Andrew, Irina Demeshko, Brian Granzow, Glen Hansen, Alejandro Mota, Andrew Salinger, Irina Tezaur, "Progress on Manycore Multiphysics Simulation in Albany using the Kokkos Portable Hardware Abstraction Library," Presentation, US National Congress on Computational Mechanics, USNCCM-13, July 2015.
  • Hansen, Glen, Patrick G. Xavier, Samuel Peter Mish, Thomas E. Voth, Martin W. Heinstein, Micheal W. Glass, "An MPI+X Implementation of Contact Global Search Using Kokkos," Journal Article, Engineering with Computers, Accepted/Published October 2015.
  • Mahadevan, Vijay, Mark Shephard, Cameron Smith, Glen Hansen, "Introduction to Unstructured Mesh Technologies," Presentation, Argonne Training Program on Extreme Scale Computing, ATPESC-15, August 2015.
  • Chen, Qiushi, Jakob T. Ostien, Glen A. Hansen, "Development of a Used Fuel Cladding Damage Model Incorporating Circumferential and Radial Hydride Responses," Journal Article, Journal of Nuclear Materials, Accepted/Published January 2014.
  • Chen, Qiushi, Jakob T. Ostien, Glen A. Hansen, "Forward Automatic Differentiation for Numerically Exact Computation of Tangent Operators in Small- and Large-Deformation Computational Inelasticity," Conference Paper, Supplemental UE: TMS 2014 Conference Proceedings, February 2014.
  • Hansen, Glen, Samuel P. Mish, Patrick G. Xavier, "Implementation of Contact Global Search using Kokkos," Poster, Nuclear Explosives Code Development Conference (NECDC), October 2014.
  • Hansen, Glen, Brian Granzow, Dan Ibanez, Seegyoung Seol, Mark Shephard, "Integration of Albany and Mesh Adaptation for Parallel Applications," Presentation, SIAM Parallel Processing, February 2014.
  • Hansen, Glen A, Jakob Ostien, Remi P Dingreville, Qiushi Chen, "A Multiscale Metal/Hydride Mechanical Model for Used-Fuel Zircaloy Cladding under Long-Term Storage and Transport," Presentation, TMS 2013, March 2013.
  • Hansen, Glen A, Seegyoung Seol, James W Foulk, III, Mark Shephard, Ryan Molecke, "The Effective Combination of Mesh Adaptation and Non-linear Thermo-mechanical Solution Components for the Modeling of Weld Failure," Presentation, SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, February 2013.
  • Hansen, Glen A, "An Overview of the MOERTEL Package for Non-conformal Mesh Tying or Simple Contact Problems," Presentation, 2012 Trilinos User Group Meeting, October 2012.
  • Hansen, Glen A, "Reactor Fuel-Cladding Thermomechanical Contact using the MOERTEL Package," Presentation, RPI SCOREC Seminar, August 2012.
  • Owen, Steven J, Matthew L Staten, Glen Hansen, "Mesh Generation Tools and Algorithms for Multi-physics Applications," Presentation, SIAM: Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, March 2009.
  • Hansen, Glen, Steven J Owen, "Mesh Generation Technology for Nuclear Reactor Simulation; Barriers and Opportunities," Journal Article, Nuclear Engineering and Design, Vol. 238, No. 10, pp. 2590–2605, Accepted/Published October 2008.

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