Brian Thomas

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign



K. Jin, S.P. Vanka, R.K. Agarwal, and B.G. Thomas (2017): GPU Accelerated Simulations of Three-Dimensional Flow of Power-Law Fluids in a Driven Cube, International Journal of Computational Fluid Dynamics, Informa UK Limited, Vol 31, Num 1, pp36--56


K. Jin, P. Kumar, S. P. Vanka, and B. G. Thomas (2016): Rise of an Argon Bubble in Liquid Steel in the Presence of a Transverse Magnetic Field, Physics of Fluids, AIP Publishing, Vol 28, Num 9, pp093301
Kai Jin, Surya P. Vanka, and Brian G. Thomas (2016): Large Eddy Simulations of the Effects of EMBr and SEN Submergence Depth on Turbulent Flow in the Mold Region of a Steel Caster, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B, Springer Nature, Vol 48, Num 1, pp162--178
Cho, Seong Mook and Thomas, Brian G. and Lee, Hyoung Jun and Kim, Seon Hyo (2016): Effect of nozzle port angle on mold surface flow in steel slab casting, Proceedings of the Iron and Steel Technology Conference (AISTech 2016), Association for Iron and Steel Technology (AISTECH), Vol 3, pp2651--2662, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Kai Jin, Surya P. Vanka, Brian G. Thomas, and Xiaoming Ruan (2016): Large Eddy Simulations of the Effects of Double-Ruler Electromagnetic Braking and Nozzle Submergence Depth on Molten Steel Flow in a Commercial Continuous Casting Mold, Wiley-Blackwell, CFD Modeling and Simulation in Materials Processing 2016, pp159--166
Seong-Mook Cho, Brian G. Thomas, and Seon-Hyo Kim (2016): Transient Two-Phase Flow in Slide-Gate Nozzle and Mold of Continuous Steel Slab Casting with and Without Double-Ruler Electro-Magnetic Braking, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B, Springer Nature, Vol 47, Num 5, pp3080--3098


Kai Jin, Brian G. Thomas, and Xiaoming Ruan (2015): Modeling and Measurements of Multiphase Flow and Bubble Entrapment in Steel Continuous Casting, Metall and Materi Trans B, Springer Science + Business Media, Vol 47, Num 1, pp548--565
K. Jin, S. P. Vanka, and B. G. Thomas (2015): Three-Dimensional Flow in a Driven Cavity Subjected to an External Magnetic Field, Journal of Fluids Engineering, ASME International, Vol 137, Num 7, pp071104


L. C. Hibbeler, B. G. Thomas, R. C. Schimmel, and H. H. Visser (2014): Simulation and Online Measurement of Narrow Face Mold Distortion in Thin-slab Casting, presented at the 8th European Continuous Casting Conference (ECCC 2014), Graz, Austria

NCSA Grants $2.6M in Blue Waters Awards to Illinois Researchers

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has awarded 3,697,000 node hours (NH) of time on the Blue Waters supercomputer to Illinois researchers from Spring 2017 proposal submissions.The combined value of these awards is over $2.6 million dollars, and through the life of the Blue Waters program, NCSA has awarded over 43 million node hours to UI researchers—a value of nearly $27 million. Some of the time allocated for Blue Waters will go to projects that focus on HIV research, Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) simulations, genomics and global warming research..

Blue Waters Symposium a success

The symposium, held May 13-15 in Champaign, Ill., gathered many of the country’s leading supercomputer users to share what they have learned using Blue Waters and discuss the future of supercomputing.On May 13, 2014, Blue Waters supercomputer users and many of the NCSA staff who support their work converged in Champaign, Ill., for the second annual Blue Waters Symposium. The ensuing three days were filled with what many of them would later refer to as a wonderful variety of science talks and opportunities for networking and collaboration..

18 general, 9 exploratory allocations on Blue Waters awarded to Illinois researchers

Eighteen researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign received allocations on the Blue Waters petascale supercomputer at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). A portion of available time on Blue Waters is reserved for University faculty and staff projects like these that require the system’s unique capabilities.Ten of the awards will continue projects already running on Blue Waters, related to a wide variety of topics like tornadoes, steel casting, and cell function, among others. Eight allocations are for new projects..