Distinguished Professor of Nuclear Engineering, Director of CNEC
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Dr. Yousry Azmy’s contributions to nuclear computational science include:
- development of the class of Arbitrarily High Order Transport (AHOT) methods in Cartesian geometry with two flavors—nodal and characteristic;
- Adjacent-cell Preconditioner (AP) acceleration of iterative solution algorithms for the transport equation;
- error analysis of the Nodal Integral Method for solving the neutron diffusion equation;
- error estimation and adaptive methods for transport methods;
- algorithm design, analysis, and parallel performance modeling for multiprocessing schemes for the transport equation;
- detailed modeling of nuclear systems via deterministic transport models and optimal shape design for nuclear components using search techniques.
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Dr. Azmy's research is focused on the development, implementation, and analysis of advanced methods and solution techniques for particle transport problems. This defines an area within the broader field of nuclear computational science whose ultimate purpose is to provide the community of nuclear scientists and engineers with advanced computational codes that comprise an enabling technology for addressing a multitude of problems involving particle and radiation transport phenomena. In this regard he contributed to Oak Ridge National Laboratory's DOORS code package that includes, among others, the renowned DORT and TORT codes, serving as lead developer of the latter in the late nineties.
- Recent studies on the asymptotic convergence of the spatial discretization for two-dimensional discrete ordinates solutions
- Barichello, L. B., Tres, A., Picoloto, C. B., & Azmy, Y. Y. (2016), Journal of Computational and Theoretical Transport, 45(4), 299–313.
- Comparison of spatial discretization methods for solving the S-N equations using a three-dimensional method of manufactured solutions benchmark suite with escalating order of nonsmoothness
- Schunert, S., & Azmy, Y. (2015), Nuclear Science and Engineering, 180(1), 1–29.
- Iterative stability analysis of spatial domain decomposition based on block Jacobi algorithm for the diamond-difference scheme
- Anistratov, D. Y., & Azmy, Y. Y. (2015), Journal of Computational Physics, 297, 462–479.
- Radiation source mapping with Bayesian inverse methods
- Hykes, J. M., & Azmy, Y. Y. (2015), Nuclear Science and Engineering, 179(4), 364–380.
- Using the Cartesian Discrete Ordinates code DORT for assembly-level calculations
- Schunert, S., & Azmy, Y. (2013), Nuclear Science and Engineering, 173(3), 233–258.
- A Robust arbitrarily high-order transport method of the characteristic type for unstructured grids
- Ferrer, R. M., & Azmy, Y. Y. (2012), Nuclear Science and Engineering, 172(1), 33–51.
- Newton's method for solving k-eigenvalue problems in neutron diffusion theory
- Gill, D. F., & Azmy, Y. Y. (2011). Newton’s method for solving k-eigenvalue problems in neutron diffusion theory. Nuclear Science and Engineering, 167(2), 141–153,
- Newton's method for the computation of k-Eigenvalues in S-N transport applications
- Gill, D. F., Azmy, Y. Y., Warsa, J. S., & Densmore, J. D. (2011). Newton’s method for the computation of k-Eigenvalues in S-N transport applications. Nuclear Science and Engineering, 168(1), 37–58,
- On the degradation of cell-centered diffusive preconditioners for accelerating S-N transport calculations in the periodic horizontal interface configuration
- Rosa, M., Azmy, Y. Y., & Morel, J. E. (2010), Nuclear Science and Engineering, 166(3), 218–238.
- Properties of the S-N-equivalent integral transport operator in slab geometry and the iterative acceleration of neutral particle transport methods
- Rosa, M., Azmy, Y. Y., & Morel, J. E. (2009), Nuclear Science and Engineering, 162(3), 234–252. https://doi.org/10.13182/NSE162-234
- Spatial convergence study of discrete ordinates methods via the singular characteristic tracking algorithm
- Duo, J. I., & Azmy, Y. Y. (2009), Nuclear Science and Engineering, 162(1), 41–55. https://doi.org/10.13182/NSE08-28
- TORT solutions to the NEA suite of benchmarks for 3D transport methods and codes over a range in parameter space
- Bekar, K. B., & Azmy, Y. Y. (2009), (Vol. 36, pp. 368–374).
- A posteriori error estimator and AMR for discrete ordinates nodal transport methods
- Duo, J. I., Azmy, Y. Y., & Zikatanov, L. T. (2009), (Vol. 36, pp. 268–273).
- Computational modelling of genome-side transcription assembly networks using a fluidics analogy
- Azmy, Y. Y., Gupta, A., & Pugh, F. (2008), PLoS One, 3(8).
- National Academy for Nuclear Training Fellowship Program 2014-2015
- National Academy for Nuclear Training(1/01/15 - 12/31/15)
- NUC Contract Proposal for FY 15 (2014-2015). Formerly ACE - Academic Center for Excellence
- US Dept. of Energy (DOE)(10/15/14 - 9/30/19)
- Faculty Development Program in Nuclear Engineering at North Carolina State University, 2014
- US Nuclear Regulatory Commission(8/01/14 - 7/31/19)
- Advanced Radiation Transport Methods on Unstructured Grids & Solution Algorithms for Multiprocessors
- US Dept. of Energy (DOE)(2/17/14 - 9/30/14)
- National Academy for Nuclear Training Fellowship Program 2013-2014
- National Academy for Nuclear Training(1/01/14 - 12/31/14)
- Joint Faculty Appointment Between UT-Battelle-ORNL and NC State University for Dr. John Mattingly
- Oak Ridge National Laboratories - UT-Battelle LLC(8/16/13 - 5/15/14)
- Proposal for a Consortium for Nonproliferation Enabling Capabilities
- US Dept. of Energy (DOE)(7/31/14 - 7/30/19)
- INEST Advisory Board Chair - North Carolina State University
- US Dept. of Energy (DOE)(3/04/13 - 9/30/13)
- Joint Faculty Appointment Between Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and NC State University for Dr. Nam Dinh Spring 2013 semester (1/1/2013-6/30/2013)
- US Dept. of Energy (DOE)(2/01/13 - 9/30/18)
- North Carolina State University's Graduate Fellowship In Nuclear Engineering (NCSU-GFINE)
- US Nuclear Regulatory Commission(8/01/13 - 7/31/19)