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Advanced topics in particle based methods

Advanced topics in particle based methods
Date: 24.04.2014 9:00 - 25.04.2014 16:00
Location details: -
Language: english-language
lecturers: Stefan Luding
Falk Wittel
Tuomas Tallinen
Timo Kiviniemi
Sebastian von Alfthan
Jan Åström
Petri Käpylä
Price: -
The course is intended for researcher interested in plasma physics and/or particle based methods for strongly non-linear mechanics. The level of the course is suitable for advanced university students and both junior and senior level researchers. The courses is focused on both computational aspects and science. The course consist of two parts (i.e. days). The first day focus on the particle based methods, algorithms and implementations for the simulation of strongly non-linear mechanics like fragmentation, glacier calving, growth, granular material, etc.. The second day is devoted to dynamics of plasma and various methods for simulating the dynamics of interstellar matter, the Earth's magnetosphere, fusion plasma and stars. Lecturers are national and international top-level scientists within their own field of research.

Day 1:

11:00  Jan Åström (CSC Esbo):  Introduction to particle methods

12:00 Lunch

13:00 Tuomas Tallinen (JYU, Jyväskylä): Particle models for growth and deformation of membranes

14:00 Falk Wittel (ETH Zurich): Particle models for fracture, growth and non-linear mechanics

15:00 Stefan Luding (Univ Twente): Granular material: multi-scale models and theory - from particles to continuum

Day 2:

11:00 Timo Kiviniemi (Aalto Helsinki): Particle simulation of fusion plasmas

12:00 Lunch

13:00 Petri Käpylä (Univ. of Helsinki): Magnetohydrodynamics of stellar interiors

14:00 Sebastian von Alfthan (FMI Helsinki):  A hybrid-Vlasov model for plasma simulations