Center for Computing Research (CCR)

Center for Computing Research

Thomas M. Smith (Tom)

Thomas M. Smith (Tom)
Computational Science
Email: tmsmith@sandia.gov
Phone: 505/844-4241
Fax: 505/845-7442

Mailing address:
Sandia National Laboratories
P.O. Box 5800, MS 1320
Albuquerque, NM
87185-1320

My research and development interests center around two major topics.  The first is discretizations of PDEs for unstructured grids such as; finite element, finite volume and discontinuous Galerkin methods.  The second topic is modeling and simulation fluid flows such as; incompressible, compressible, turbulent, reacting,  and wave propagation.

Education/Background

Recieved a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the Pennyslvania State University,

M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology,

PhD in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.

Thesis: "Unsteady Simulations of Turbulent Premixed Reacting Flows"

Software

Selected Publications & Presentations

2015
  • Sondak, David, John N. Shadid, A. A. Oberai, Roger P. Pawlowski, Eric Christopher Cyr, Thomas M. Smith, "A New Class of Finite Element Variational Multiscale Turbulence Models for Incompressible Magnetohydrodynamics," Journal Article, Journal of Computational Physics, Vol. 295, pp. 596–616, Accepted/Published January 2015.
2014
  • Smith, Thomas M., John N. Shadid, Roger P. Pawlowski, Eric Christopher Cyr, Timothy Michael Wildey, "Thermal Hydraulic Simulations, Error Estimation and Parameter Sensitivity Studies in Drekar::CFD," SAND Report, September 2014.
2010
2007
  • Smith, Thomas M., M. F. Barone, R. B. Bond, A. A. Lorber, "Aspects of Reconstruction Schemes on Unstructured Mesh Flow Solvers," Conference Paper, SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, February 2007.
  • Smith, Thomas M., Mathew F. Barone, Ryan B. Bond, Alfred A. Lorber, David G. Baur, "Comparison of Reconstruction Techniques for Unstructured Mesh Vertex Centered Finite Volume Schemes," Conference Paper, 18th AIAA Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics, June 2007.
2006
  • Hooper, Russell, Curtis C Ober, Thomas M Smith, "Enabling Fluid-Structural Strong Thermal Coupling Within a Multi-Physics Environment," Conference Paper, Presentation at American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Conference, Reno, NV, January 2006.
  • Smith, Thomas M., Russell Hooper, Alfred A. Lorber, Curtis C. Ober, "Intelligent Nonlinear Solvers for Computational Fluid Dynamics," Conference Paper, AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, January 2006.
2005
  • Smith, Thomas M, Russell Hooper, Alfred A Lorber, Curtis C Ober, "Premo - An Unstructured Mesh Compressible Flow Solver," Conference Paper, Presentation at the Sixth Bienniel Tri-Laboratory Engineering Conference, Monterrey, CA, September 2005.
  • Smith, Thomas M., Russell Hooper, Curtis C. Ober, Alfred A. Lorber, "A Comparison of Edge-Based Scheme Newton-Krylov Method Operators for Solving Compressible Flows," Presentation, SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, February 2005.
  • Smith, Thomas M., Russell Hooper, Alfred A. Lorber, Curtis C. Ober, "Premo - An Unstructured Mesh Compressible Flow Solver," Conference Paper, Sixth Bienniel Tri-Laboratory Engineering Conference, September 2005.
2002