Coreform wins grant to develop simulation software for fusion energy

OREM, UTAH — Coreform LLC, developer of next-generation computer-aided engineering software, has won a competitive grant to develop a method for simulating complex fusion generator parts.

The US Department of Energy has announced Coreform’s receipt of a competitive SBIR grant to facilitate the design of fusion energy reactors. The funded project will allow for more efficient simulation of fusion reactor parts than is possible with existing software.

“As nuclear fusion advances continue, there is increasing demand for more efficient simulation workflows,” says Chief Strategy Officer Matthew Sederberg. “We look forward to continuing to make investments in our approach through this grant.”

Recent breakthroughs in fusion energy production have focused public attention on the potential for viable, clean, fusion energy. However, many significant fusion engineering challenges remain unsolved. The ability to evaluate designs via engineering simulation will help overcome those challenges and further the development of fusion energy.

“We are planning to use this grant to develop a CAD-centric fusion neutronics workflow,” reports Michael A. Scott, Coreform CEO. “This user-friendly, streamlined approach will make it easier and faster to test fusion reactor designs.”

Fusion reactor energy promises to be safe, environmentally friendly, and sustainable to a degree unmatched by any other potential energy source. This project will radically streamline and simplify the fusion reactor development process by enabling neutronics simulation to be performed directly on CAD geometry.

About Coreform LLC

Coreform develops next-generation computer-aided engineering software. Coreform’s founders are authorities in isogeometric analysis and are widely cited researchers. The Coreform IGA solver is based on smooth CAD spline geometry, offering greater accuracy than the faceted meshes used in legacy CAE software. Coreform is also the exclusive commercial distributor of the Cubit meshing software. Coreform was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Utah, USA.