Tuesday, January 6, 2015

GW4 Workshop Functional Materials Far From Equilibrium - Cardiff, Wales, Jan 7, 2015

Please find below the programme for tomorrow. For directions to the Cardiff School of Mathematics, see http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/maths/aboutus/directions/index.html GW4 meeting 'Functional materials far from equilibrium', Cardiff 7 Jan 2015 The meeting will take place on 7 January in the Cardiff School of Mathematics in Senghennydd Road, Cardiff, in lecture theatre M/0.40 (ground floor) from 10 am-5 pm.. Lunch and coffee breaks will be in M/1.02 (first floor) 10:00-10:10 Welcome M/0.40 10:10-10:50 Stefano Leoni, Cardiff: “Computational Materials Science: Crystal Structure Prediction, Pathways to Materials Synthesis and the Anticipation of Properties 10:50-11:20 Coffee M/1.02 11:20-12:00 Jeroen S Van-Duijneveldt , Bristol: Colloids in and out of equilibrium 12:00-13:40 LUNCH M/1.02 13:40-14:00 J. Zimmer, Bath: Moving in homogeneities in solids: from lattice models to continuum descriptions) 14:00-14:40 Celian Reina , University of Pennsylvania: Maximum entropy production and the geometry of dissipative evolution equations 14:40-15:10 coffee M/1.02 15:10-15:50 Pierre Kerfriden, Cardiff: t.b.a. 15:50-16:30 Round-table discussion on follow-up initiatives.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Postdoc available - institute of advanced study on a tripple geographical site: Strasbourg/Luxembourg University/Cardiff University

One post-doctoral fellowship is available in RealTcut, funded by the Strasbourg Institute of Advanced Study http://www.usias.fr/fr/fellows-2013/

 The goal of the post-doc is to extend the preliminary results which can be seen here: http://youtu.be/KqM7rh6sE8s and will appear shortly in the journal Medical Image Analysis
 The candidate will be based in Strasbourg in the ICube laboratory http://icube.unistra.fr/en/
 She/he will be collaborating intensively with the University of Luxembourg, where I am based and with Cardiff University, where I hold an adjunct professorship.

 In Strasbourg, the collaboration will be with the ICube laboratory and with the SHACRA team led by Stéphane Cotin.

 In Luxembourg, the collaboration will be with the other ERC Starting Grant-funded RealTcut Post-docs, in particular Dr. Jack Hale.

 The successful candidate will have the chance to join a dynamic team of about 15 researchers at all level, and to contribute to the supervision of PhD students working in related areas.

 There are possibilities to extend the contract beyond the 48 months through applications to the Fonds National de la Recherche du Luxembourg (http://www.fnr.lu/fr/AFR-PhD-Postdoc-Grants/Postdoc-Grants), or through the ERC Starting Grant (RealTcut).
The candidate MUST be an expert C++ programmer.

The candidate is expected to have demonstrated successful research in computational biomechanics, if possible at the interface between computer science, mathematics and mechanics.
The candidate should have proven experience in at least two of the following technical areas:
- coding iterative solvers and preconditioners on advanced architectures (GPUs, MPI, etc.)
- real-time simulation
- coding advanced mesh generators
- simulation of evolving discontinuities
- image to mesh transition in biomechanics
- domain decomposition methods in mechanics
AND have experience in at least one of the following general fields:
- algebraic model reduction for non-linear problems
- a posteriori error estimation for non-linear problems
- advanced numerical methods (extended finite element methods, mesh free methods, Cartesian grids)
- multiscale methods
- constitutive modelling of soft tissues
it would be a plus if the candidate was proficient in SOFA and had some command of either French or German.
The general research themes in the ERC project include:
- advanced discretisation (XFEM, meshless, immersed boundaries etc.)
- multiscale methods for fracture/cutting
- model reduction techniques (POD, reduced basis, morphing)
The successful candidate will join a dynamic team, based in three geographical locations (Luxembourg, Strasbourg, Cardiff), formed of a dozen PhD students and post-docs and will have ample opportunities to develop their career through doctoral supervision, grant applications, etc.
Please contact stephane . bordas @ alum. northwestern. edu
bordasS @ cardiff . ac. uk
for details.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

CCP12 INSIST 1st UK Meshless Method Summer School

EPSRC CCP12 - INSIST 2013 Summer School on Meshless Methods at Cardiff University School of Engineering

July 29, 2013 - Starts 1100 - ends 1730
July 30, 2013 - Starts 9 - ends 1600


Prof. Timon Rabczuk, Weimar
Prof. Xiaoying Zhuang, Tongji, China
Prof. Nguyen-Xuan Hung, VNU HCM, Vietnam

Supporting Organisations

CCP12 http://www.ccp.ac.uk/
ITN INSIST http://www.itn-insist.com/index.php?id=6
UK Association for Computational Mechanics in Engineering
Cardiff University Institute of Mechanics and Advanced Materials http://www.engin.cf.ac.uk/research/resinstitute.asp?InstNo=13


July 29

1030 All            Coffee
1045 Stéphane Bordas     Opening
1100 Timon Rabczuk     Meshless methods for fracture (1)

1300 All            Lunch

1400 Timon Rabczuk     Meshless methods for fracture (2)
1600 Nguyen-Xuan Hung    Smoothed Finite Element Methods

1730 End

July 30

0900 All            Coffee

0930 Xiaoying Zhuang    Discontinuous deformation analysis of rock and 3D contact
1100 Xiaoying Zhuang    Meshless methods for fracture (3)
1200 Xiaoying Zhuang    Multiphysics modelling of compressed air energy geo-storage in hard rock cavern

1330 All            Lunch

1430 Nguyen-Xuan Hung    Duality in structural analysis

1600 End


Cardiff institute of Mechanics and Advanced Materials is organising the first UK Summer School on Meshless Methods in Mechanics on the 29th and 30th of July 2013. The schedule is below.

This summer school, supported by CCP12 and an FP7 ITN (INSIST: http://www.itn-insist.com/index.php?id=6) taught by three visiting professors is tailored to graduate students, researchers, academics and engineers working in industry. It aims at providing an overview of recent developments in methods alleviating the mesh burden, in particular meshless, gradient smoothing methods and dual/model reduction methods in structural mechanics. Applications will focus on areas where mesh-based methods are challenged by the complexity of topological changes or the limitations due to mesh distortion.

The school is completely free and includes lunches and coffee breaks.

Please contact the school coordinator: Dr Nguyen-Vinh Phu: <nvinhphu@gmail.com> in case you are interested in attending. Please provide your name, address, affiliation, and the reason why you are interested in this course.