Andy Nonaka
OverviewI am a Research Scientist in the Center for Computational Sciences and Engineering at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. My research focuses on efficient, scalable algorithms for complex multiphysics applications described by time-dependent partial differential equations of interest to the U.S. Department of Energy. Current Projects
Recent Accomplishments
Selected Talks6/11/2015: "Using Math and Computing to Model Supernovae". This talk discusses results from end-to-end Type Ia supernovae simulations using both MAESTRO and CASTRO. Presented at the 2015 Computing Sciences Summer Student Lecture Series at LBNL. [pdf] 11/24/2014: "Efficient Modeling of Multicomponent Diffusive Mixing". This talk discusses a new efficient low Mach number model and algorithm suitable for diffusive mixing of fluids at length scales where thermal fluctuations are important. Presented at the American Physical Society 67th Annual DFD Meeting in San Francisco. [pdf] 10/18/2011: "A Deferred Correction Strategy for Advection-Diffusion-Reaction Systems with Complex Chemistry". This talk gives an overview of a new iterative coupling strategy for multiphysics applications with widely varying timescales. Presented at the DOE Applied Mathematics Program Meeting in Washington, D.C. [pdf] 7/26/2011: "How to Thread a Hydro Code with OpenMP". A 2-hour short course introducing the basics of OpenMP, including downloadable tutorials available at NERSC. Presented at the UC High-Performance AstroComputing Center Summer School on Computational Explosive Astrophysics at UC Berkeley / LBNL. [pdf] 5/8/2011: "Petascale Simulations of Type Ia Supernovae". This talk gives an overview of the importance of Type Ia supernovae and the role of MAESTRO in understanding the physics of such events, and also includes the latest scientific results. Presented at the Bay Area Scientific Computing Day at Stanford University. [pdf] 3/4/2011: "MAESTRO and CASTRO: Petascale AMR Codes for Astrophysical Applications". This talk includes a discussion of the parallel implementation of MAESTRO and CASTRO. Presented at the SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering in Reno, NV. [pdf] 1/19/2011: "Numerical Simulations of Type Ia Supernovae". This talk includes a discussion of the development of MAESTRO, particularly the treatment of time-dependent stratification in an AMR framework. Presented at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. [pdf] PublicationsM. Zingale, A. Jacobs, A. Almgren, J. Bell, A. Nonaka, C. Malone, S. Woosley "Understanding Ignition in Type Ia Supernovae", 25rd International Colloquium on the Dynamics of Explosions and Reactive Systems, Leeds, UK, August 2-7, 2015. A. Donev, A. Nonaka, A. K. Bhattacharjee, A. L. Garcia, and J. B. Bell, "Low Mach Number Fluctuating Hydrodynamics of Multispecies Liquid Mixtures", Phys. Fluids, 27, 3, 2015. [pdf] M. Zingale, C. M. Malone, A. Nonaka, A. S. Almgren, and J. B. Bell, "Comparisons of Two- and Three-Dimensional Convection in Type I X-ray Bursts," Astrophysical Journal, to appear, 2015 [arxiv] A. Nonaka, Y. Sun, J. B. Bell, and A. Donev, "Low Mach Number Fluctuating Hydrodynamics of Binary Liquid Mixtures", submitted for publication. [pdf] M. Cai, A. Nonaka, B. E. Griffith, J. B. Bell, and A. Donev, "Efficient Variable-Coefficient Finite-Volume Stokes Solvers", Commun. Comput. Phys., 16, 1263-1297, 2014. [pdf] Ann Almgren, John Bell, Andy Nonaka and Michael Zingale, "Low Mach Number Modeling of Stratified Flows," Finite Volumes for Complex Applications VII -- Methods and Theoretical Aspects, Springer Proceedings in Mathematics and Statistics, eds. J. Fuhrmann, M. Ohlberger, C. Rohde, Berlin, June 2014. [link] A. Donev, A. Nonaka, Y. Sun, T. Fai, A. Garcia and J. Bell, "Low Mach Number Fluctuating Hydrodynamics of Diffusively Mixing Fluids" Comm. App. Math. and Comp. Sci, vol. 9, no. 1, 2014. [pdf] C. M. Malone, M. Zingale, A. Nonaka, A. S. Almgren, and J. B. Bell, "Multidimensional Modeling of Type I X-ray Bursts. II. Two-Dimensional Convection in a Mixed H/He Accretor", Astrophysical Journal, 788, 115, 2014. [arxiv] C. M. Malone, A. Nonaka, S. E. Woosley, A. S. Almgren, J. B. Bell, S. Dong, and M. Zingale, "The Deflagration Stage of Chandrasekhar Mass Models for Type Ia Supernovae: I. Early Evolution", Astrophysical Journal, 782, 11, 2014. [iop]. C. Gilet, A.S. Almgren, J.B. Bell, A. Nonaka, S.E. Woosley and M. Zingale, "Low-Mach Number Modeling of Core Convection in Massive Stars", Astrophysical Journal, 773, 137, 2013. [pdf] M. Zingale, A. Nonaka, A. S. Almgren, J. B. Bell, C. Malone, and R. Orvedahl, "Low Mach Number Modeling of Convection in Helium Shells on Sub-Chandrasekhar White Dwarfs. I. Methodology", Astrophysical Journal, 764, 97, 2013. [pdf] A. Nonaka, J. B. Bell, M. S. Day, C. Gilet, A. S. Almgren, and M. L. Minion, "A Deferred Correction Coupling Strategy for Low Mach Number Flow with Complex Chemistry", Combustion Theory and Modelling, vol. 16, no. 6, pp. 1053-1088, 2012. [pdf] R. Sisneros, C. Malone, A. Nonaka, and S. Woosley, "Investigation of Turbulence in the Early Stages of a High Resolution Supernova Simulation", Proceedings of the Supercomputing 2012 Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, November 2012. [pdf] A. Nonaka, A. J. Aspden, M. Zingale, A. S. Almgren, J. B. Bell, and S. E. Woosley, "High-Resolution Simulations of Convection Preceding Ignition in Type Ia Supernovae Using Adaptive Mesh Refinement", Astrophysical Journal, 745, 73, 2012. [pdf] M. Zingale, A. Nonaka, A. S. Almgren, J. B. Bell, C. M. Malone, and S. E. Woosley, "The Convective Phase Preceding Type Ia Supernovae", Astrophysical Journal, 740, 8, 2011. [pdf] A. Nonaka, S. May, A. S. Almgren, and J. B. Bell, "A Three-Dimensional, Unsplit Godunov Method for Scalar Conservation Laws", SIAM J. Sci. Comput., vol. 33, no. 4, 2011. [pdf] A. Nonaka, A. S. Almgren, J. B. Bell, H. Ma, S. E. Woosley, and M. Zingale, "From Convection to Explosion: End-to-End Simulation of Type Ia Supernovae," Proceedings of SciDAC 2011, Denver, CO, July 2011. [pdf] S. May, A. Nonaka, A. S. Almgren, and J. B. Bell, "An Unsplit, Higher-Order Godunov Method Using Quadratic Reconstruction for Advection in Two Dimensions", Comm. App. Math. and Comp. Sci., vol. 6, no. 1, 2011. [pdf] C. M. Malone, A. Nonaka, A. S. Almgren, J. B. Bell, and M. Zingale, "Multidimensional Modeling of Type I X-ray Bursts. I. Two-Dimensional Convection Prior to the Outburst of a pure ^{4}He Accretor", Astrophysical Journal, 728, 118, 2011. [pdf] A. Almgren, J. Bell, D. Kasen, M. Lijewski, A. Nonaka, P. Nugent, C. Rendleman, R. Thomas, and M. Zingale, "MAESTRO, CASTRO and SEDONA -- Petascale Codes for Astrophysical Applications," Proceedings of SciDAC 2010, Chattanooga, TN, July 2010. [pdf] H. Ma, M. Zingale, S. E. Woosley, A. J. Aspden, J. B. Bell, A. S. Almgren, A. Nonaka, and S. Dong, "Type Ia Supernovae: Advances in Large Scale Simulation," Proceedings of SciDAC 2010, Chattanooga, TN, July 2010. [pdf] A. Nonaka, A. S. Almgren, J. B. Bell, M. J. Lijewski, C. M. Malone, and M. Zingale, "MAESTRO: An Adaptive Low Mach Number Hydrodynamics Algorithm for Stellar Flows", Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 188, 358, 2010. [pdf] A. S. Almgren, V. E. Beckner, J. B. Bell, M. S. Day, L. H. Howell, C. C. Joggerst, M. J. Lijewski, A. Nonaka, M. Singer, and M. Zingale, "CASTRO: A New Compressible Astrophysical Solver. I. Hydrodynamics and Self-Gravity", Astrophysical Journal, 715, 1221, 2010. [pdf]M. Zingale, A. S. Almgren, J. B. Bell, A. Nonaka, and S. E. Woosley, "Low Mach Number Modeling of Type Ia Supernovae. IV. White Dwarf Convection", Astrophysical Journal, 704, 196, 2009. [pdf] S.E. Woosley, A. S. Almgren, A.J. Aspden, J. B. Bell, D. Kasen, A.R. Kerstein, H. Ma, A. Nonaka, and M. Zingale, "Type Ia Supernovae: Advances in Large Scale Simulation ", SciDAC 2009, J. of Physics: Conference Series, 180, San Diego, CA, July 2009. [pdf] A. Nonaka, D. Trebotich, G. H. Miller, D. T. Graves, and P. Colella, "A Higher-Order Upwind Method for Viscoelastic Flow", Comm. App. Math. and Comp. Sci., vol. 4, no. 1, 2009. [pdf] A. S. Almgren, J. B. Bell, A. Nonaka, and M. Zingale, "A New Low Mach Number Approach in Astrophysics", Computing in Science and Engineering, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 24-33, March/April 2009. [link] M. Zingale, A. S. Almgren, J. B. Bell, C. M. Malone, and A. Nonaka, "Astrophysical Applications of the MAESTRO Code", SciDAC 2008, J. of Physics: Conference Series, 125, Seattle, WA, July 2008. [pdf] A. S. Almgren, J. B. Bell, A. Nonaka, and M. Zingale, "Low Mach Number Modeling of Type Ia Supernovae. III. Reactions", Astrophysical Journal, 684, 449, 2008. [pdf] A. Nonaka, "A Higher-Order Upwind Method for Viscoelastic Flow", PhD Thesis, UC Davis, 2007. [pdf] A. Nonaka, S. Gulati, D. Trebotich, G. H. Miller, S. J. Muller, and D. Liepmann, "A Computational Model with Experimental Validation for DNA Flow in Microchannels", Technical Proceedings of the 2005 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, 3, 712-715, Anaheim, CA, May 2005. [pdf] D. Trebotich, P. Colella, G. H. Miller, A. Nonaka, T. Marshall, S. Gulati, and D. Liepmann, "A Numerical Algorithm for Complex Biological Flow in Irregular Microdevice Geometries", Technical Proceedings of the 2004 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, 2, 470-473, Bostom, MA, March 2004. [pdf] |