Fragestellung und Motivation
Funded under 7th FWP (Seventh Framework Programme); Research area: FP7-PEOPLE-2009-IRSES Marie Curie International Research Staff Exchange Scheme (IRSES)
Computer simulation plays an increasing role in technical sciences and allows the detailed investigation of physical phenomena way beyond what can be achieved in the laboratory. It is used extensively in the industry for example for rapid prototyping or for reducing the risk in underground construction. The aim of the project is to bring together groups of scientists in Latin America and Europe that are working on innovative methods for the computer simulation of physical processes in technical sciences. There are several world -renowned groups working in Europe and Latin America on the development of innovative methods for simulation, for example Boundary Element methods and coupled methods that can save considerable time and effort. Notably, Brazil has played and is playing an important role in the development of Boundary Element methods. There have been some loose connections between some groups in the past but a considerable benefit for the ERA could be gained by a close collaboration, initiated through the exchange of staff. Some specific topics that will be addressed are: - Simulation of corrosion protection - Adaptive coupling of methods, depending on the physical phenomena to be modelled - High performance computing and fast methods - Computer graphics and mesh generation.