Complex materials; Mathematical models and numerical methods
The present workshop is intended to be an arena where scientists with a background in numerical methods for partial differential equations, in particular finite element methods, meet the most recent development in the mathematics for material science.The purpose is to focus on mathematical models for complex materials, and how these models can be approximated by numerical methods. With complex materials we refer for example to materials that may admit both solid and fluid behavior. Possible examples are viscoelasticity, poroelasticity, gels, and liquid crystals. In particular, we will discuss variational principles for such models, and how these principles may lead to various numerical approaches. Properties of the corresponding discrete models will also be considered.
This workshop is part of ERC project n° 339643 which has received funding from the European Research Council under the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013)