Scientific Computing: An Introductory Survey

Engineering at Illinois Engineering at Illinois

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The cover images show results from a numerical simulation of the solid rocket booster for the U.S. Space Shuttle. Shown is a cutaway view of the forward segment at a sequence of four times shortly after ignition. Colors show stress in the solid propellant (purple to red), isosurfaces of gas temperature (blue to red), and cones indicating gas velocity (black to beige). Visualization produced by Robert Fiedler and John Norris from data produced by Amit Acharya, Prasad Alavilli, Xiangmin Jiao, Ali Namazifard, and Dennis Parsons, all of the Center for Simulation of Advanced Rockets at the University of Illinois, of which the author is Director.