Symposium Focuses on Computational Mechanics

Posted: March 17, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The field of computational mechanics has matured rapidly over the last three decades and has become a major engine of discovery and innovation in many areas of science and engineering.

Subfields such as computational structural dynamics, computational fluid dynamics, computational electromagnetics and molecular dynamics represent a few of many research areas of computational mechanics that have blossomed into large disciplines.

A symposium, “Computational Mechanics: The Next Decade,” will examine the near future of these growing fields. The program will be held at Mason on Friday, March 27, in the Johnson Center Dewberry Hall on the Fairfax Campus.

Organized by Rainald Löhner, Mason professor of computational and data sciences, the symposium seeks to cover a broad range of topics across many disciplines.

Each of the 20 speakers will give a short overview of current developments in their area and then will focus explicitly on expectations for the coming decade.

The speakers hail from Mason, U.S. government agencies and universities and research centers around the world.

Among the presenters are two associate professors from Mason’s Center for Computational Fluid Dynamics. Chi Yang will talk on “The Future of CFD in Ship Hydrodynamics – Prediction and Optimization,” and Juan Cebral will discuss “Clinical Applications of Computational Hemodynamics.”

For more information, e-mail Löhner.

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