From eardrums to electromagnetics, Demkowicz hears the problems
A good tool is both robust and accurate; it doesn’t break down easily, or give faulty readings or results. This standard applies to everything from a bathroom scale, or vending machine to a sniper rifle. It also rings true for computer code.
Industry and agencies use computer code to design products and test research in the digital realm. It cuts down and time and cost, and can allow a design to be tested in a variety of conditions. Teams of scientists and engineers at companies are dedicated to implementing codes that work efficiently and represent reality—codes that are robust and accurate. But sometimes, they get stuck. Read more.
ICES Director J. Tinsley Oden has been invited to give Stanford University’s 2012-2013 Timoshenko Lecture. The event hosts national leaders in mechanics to honor the memory of former Stanford University faculty member Stephen P. Timoshenko (1878-1972), a Russian-born engineer often called the father of applied mechanics. Oden, known for substantial contributions to computational mechanics, will speak from his work in the evolution of mechanics into the computer age. Oden has authored more than 500 scientific publications on the subject over the last three decades. Read more.Posted: Feb. 20, 2013
Jeffrey Haack, a postdoctoral researcher in the ICES Applied Mathematics Group and the ICES Center for Numerical Analysis, has been awarded $168,000 in a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation to study high performance computing in computational kinetic theory. The grant will support Haack's work with ICES professor Irene Gamba on computing the Boltzmann transport equation, which models the statistical dynamics of rarified, or low particle density, gases and plasmas at the microscopic level. The work has applications in atmospheric entry problems for aircraft and satellites, nano- and micro-scale engineering, shock wave structure, plasma interactions, and fusion modeling. Read more.Posted: Feb. 19, 2013
ICES is hosting the first winter school of the new National Science Foundation Research Network in Mathematical Sciences known as KI-Net: kinetic description of emerging challenges in multiscale problems of natural sciences.
Thanks to the NSF grant, participation in the graduate-level short courses are free and open to all Feb. 18-21.
KI-Net was created to encourage cross-fertilization between mathematics and other scientific disciplines, and bring the full range of mathematical techniques to bear on important scientific challenges in multiscale modeling of new phenomena in physical, biological and social sciences. Three universities administer the program: ICES; the Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling at the University of Maryland; and the Department of Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Read more.Posted: Feb. 14, 2013
In celebration of ICES' 10th anniversary, the Applied Computational Engineering and Sciences Building at The University of Texas at Austin, will be renamed the O’Donnell Building for Applied Computational Engineering and Sciences, to honor Peter and Edith O’Donnell, Jr. of Dallas, whose foundation built the building and gifted it to the university.
The Board of Regents of The University of Texas System unanimously approved the renaming Feb. 14. Read more.Posted: Feb. 13, 2013
Mary Wheeler has been selected to receive the Honorary Membership Award of the International Society for Porous Media, InterPore. The award is given in recognition of her achievements in the area of subsurface flow and contaminant transport, and in recognition of her great contribution in increasing the visibility, credibility and prestige of porous media research. The Honorary Membership Award is reserved for individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to porous media science and technology, who are world renowned in the porous media community, and whose contributions are consistent with the aims and ideals of InterPore. This award is given to only one individual per year. Read more.Posted: Feb. 13, 2013