The Special Semesters at RICAM focused on new mathematical and methodological challenges that appear recently in Computational Mechanics.
Novel Discretization and Solver Techniques in Mechanics
The efficient solution of large-scale direct field problems requires novel adaptive discretization and solver techniques. We organized tutorials, lectures, workshops and panel discussions for young researchers, in particular PhD students and young postdocs, on the following new computational methods with different applications to solid and fluid mechanical problems including coupled field problems (Fluid-Structure Interaction, Magneto-mechanics, Piezo-electrics), Biomechanics etc.:
A posteriori estimates and adaptivity in solid mechanics:
Organizer: Sergei Repin (Steklov Institute of Mathematics at St. Petersburg, Russia)
Co-organizer: Jan Valdman (SFB013, Austria)
Robust parallel algebraic multigrid and multilevel techniques:
Organizer: Svetozar Margenov (BAS, Bulgaria)
Co-organizer: Johannes Kraus (RICAM, Austria)
Inverse, Control, and Optimization Problems in Mechanics
Inverse problems and model identification in mechanics
Organizer: Barbara Kaltenbacher (Uni Erlangen, Germany)
Co-organizer: Martin Burger (JKU, Austria)
Conversion from imperfection-sensitive into imperfection-insensitive elastic structures
Organizer: Herbert Mang (Vienna University of Technology and ÖAW, Austria)
Co-organizer: Roman Stainko (SFB F013, Austria)
Challenging Problems in Mechanics
We invited scientists who presented new challenging models and problems in Mechanics and gave introductory lectures.
Hartmut Bremer (Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria):
"Rekursive Methoden in der nichtlinearen Mehrkörperdynamik" (Abstract, PDF)
Helmut Ennsbrunner and Kurt Schlacher (Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria):
"Infinite dimensional port controlled Hamiltonian systems -geometric description and interconnection" (Abstract, HTML)
Johannes Gerstmayr (Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria, currently on leave at "Instituto Superior Técnico", Lisboa, Portugal):
"Large Scale Simulation of Flexible Multibody Systems"
Christian Hellmich (Vienna University of Technology, Austria):
Biomechanics: "Nano-to-macro biomechanics of bone and wood: experiments-theory-computation"
Günther Hofstetter (University Innsbruck, Austria):
Civil Engineering: "Numerical simulation of selected geotechnical and structural problems" (Abstract, PDF)
Alexander Kainz (Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria):
"Numerical offline rolling simulations with special emphasis on profile, flatness and roughness transfer" (Abstract, PDF)
Hans Irschik (Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria):
"Mechanics of Growing Materials: Non-Classical Equations of Balance and Jump"
Sergei Repin (Steklov Institute of Mathematics at St. Petersburg, Russia):
"Mathematical modeling of perfectly elasto-plastic problems" (Abstract, HTML)
Rudolf Scheidl (Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria):
"Challenges in the simulation of hydraulic actuation systems"
Markus Schoeberl and Kurt Schlacher (Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria):
"Nonlinear Control of Mechanical Systems based on their Geometric Description" (Abstract, HTML)
Talks with the emphasis on problems which require the development of new or significantly enhanced computational techniques were presented at the Challenges Day.
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