Center for Computing Research (CCR)

Center for Computing Research

John Henry Niederhaus

[photo not uploaded] John Henry Niederhaus
Computational Multiphysics
Phone: 443/682-7825
Fax: 505/284-5451

Mailing address:
Sandia National Laboratories
P.O. Box 5800, MS 1323
Albuquerque, NM

Modeling and simulation research background:

  • High-velocity and hyper-velocity impact.
  • Explosives and blast loading.
  • Fracture and fragmentation.
  • Exploding wires and spark discharges.
  • Magnetohydrodynamics.
  • Gas dynamics and shock-accelerated flows.


  • 2007 University of Wisconsin-Madison, Engineering Physics - PhD
  • 2003 Pennsylvania State University, Nuclear Engineering - MS
  • 2001 Virginia Military Institute, Physics - BS

Selected Publications & Presentations

  • Aydelotte, B., John Henry Niederhaus, "Numerical Study of Ring Fragmentation," Presentation, Society for Experimental Mechanics Annual Conference, June 2019.
  • Chen, Kenneth C., Larry K. Warne, Roy E. Jorgenson, John Henry Niederhaus, "TATB Sensitivity to Shocks from Electrical Arcs ," Journal Article, Propellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics , Accepted/Published June 2019.
  • Coppinger, Matthew J., W. C. Uhlig, John Henry Niederhaus, "Simulating Lateral Drift of a Shaped Charge Jet in ALEGRA," Conference Paper, Hypervelocity Impact Symposium, April 2019.
  • Doney, Robert, John Henry Niederhaus, Timothy Jesse Fuller, M. J. Coppinger, "Effects of EOS and constitutive models on simulating copper shaped charge jets in ALEGRA," Conference Paper, HVIS2019, April 2019.
  • Niederhaus, John Henry, Pin Yang, Christopher DiAntonio, George B Vunni, "Finite-element modeling for an explosively loaded ferroelectric generator," SAND Report, October 2019.
  • Portone, Teresa, John Henry Niederhaus, Jason James Sanchez, Laura Painton Swiler, "Bayesian model selection for metal yield models in high-velocity impact.," Conference Paper, Proceedings of the 2019 Hypervelocity Impact Symposium, HVIS2019, April 2019.
  • Portone, Teresa, John Henry Niederhaus, Jason James Sanchez, Laura Painton Swiler, "Bayesian model selection for metal yield models in high-velocity impact ," Presentation, Hypervelocity Impact Symposium, Destin, FL, April 2019.
  • Bettencourt, Matthew Tyler, Janine Camille Bennett, Aram Markosyan, Eric Christopher Cyr, Richard Michael Jack Kramer, Christopher Hudson Moore, Roger P. Pawlowski, Edward Geoffrey Phillips, Allen C. Robinson, John N. Shadid, John Henry Niederhaus, "Performance portable multi-species plasma code," Conference Paper, IEEE 44th International Conference on Plasma Science, May 2017.
  • Grinfeld, Michael, John Henry Niederhaus, "ALEGRA-MHD Simulations for Magnetization of an Ellipsoidal Inclusion," Report, US Army Research Laboratory Technical Report, August 2017.
  • Niederhaus, John Henry, Roy E. Jorgenson, Larry K. Warne, Kenneth C. Chen, "Radiation-MHD simulations for the development of a spark discharge channel," SAND Report, April 2017.
  • Voth, Thomas E., Stewart John Mosso, Richard Michael Jack Kramer, Christopher Bernard Luchini, John Henry Niederhaus, "XFEM for 2- and 3-D Multi-Material Eulerian Hydrodynamics in ALEGRA," Poster, MultiMat 2017, September 2017.
  • Doney, Robert, Christopher Siefert, John Henry Niederhaus, "Improved Solver Settings for 3D Exploding Wire Simulations in ALEGRA," Report, U.S. Army Research Laboratory Technical Report ARL-TR-7748,, August 2016.
  • Grinfeld, Michael, John Henry Niederhaus, Andrew Porwitzky, "Assessment of ALEGRA Computation for Magnetostatic Configurations," Journal Article, ACES Express Journal, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 40–43, Accepted/Published February 2016.
  • Shadid, John N., Eric Christopher Cyr, Roger P. Pawlowski, Timothy Michael Wildey, Guglielmo Scovazzi, Xianyi Zeng, Edward Geoffrey Phillips, Sidafa Conde, Jehanzeb Chaudhry, David M. Hensinger, Koa Fisher, Allen C. Robinson, William J. Rider, John Henry Niederhaus, Jason James Sanchez, "Towards an IMEX Monolithic ALE Method with Integrated UQ for Multiphysics Shock-hydro," SAND Report, September 2016.
  • Shadid, John N., Edward Geoffrey Phillips, Eric Christopher Cyr, Roger P. Pawlowski, Matthew Tyler Bettencourt, Keith Cartwright, Paul Lin, Richard Michael Jack Kramer, John Henry Niederhaus, Gregg Arthur Radtke, Allen C. Robinson, "Towards Scalable and Efficient Solution of Full Maxwell Electromagnetics - Multifluid Plasma Systems," Abstract, NECDC 2016 in Livermore, CA, USA from 10/17/2016 - 10/21/2016 , October 2016.
  • Meehan, B. T., J. H. J. Niederhaus, "Fully Three-dimensional Simulation and Modeling of a Dense Plasma Focus," Journal Article, Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation, Vol. 13, No. 2, pp. 153–160, Article No. 1403.1503, Accepted/Published October 2014.