MOOSE workshop draws attendees from academia, industry

April 4, 2017

A training workshop for the Multiphysics Object-Oriented Simulation Environment (MOOSE) held in the Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering department drew great interest at Penn State and elsewhere with 45 attendees from academia and industry gathering at the Reber Building on the University Park campus recently.

MOOSE is an open source finite-element, multiphysics framework primarily developed by Idaho National Laboratory. It provides a high-level interface to some of the most sophisticated nonlinear solver technology on the planet and simplifies the process of developing state-of-the-art simulation tools.

 “The workshop provides an excellent introduction to the MOOSE framework. The students seemed engaged and excited throughout the two-and-a-half day training,” said Michael Tonks, assistant professor of nuclear and mechanical engineering and architect of the workshop.

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The presenters of the MOOSE workshop are, from left: Michael Tonks, assistant professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering and architect of the workshop; Cody Permann, leader of the MOOSE development team at Idaho National Laboratory; and Derek Gaston, Idaho National Laboratory staff scientist.



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