COURSE - Isogeometric analysis: recent advances with applications to complex and coupled problems

Isogeometric Analysis (IGA) is a successful simulation framework originally proposed by T.J.R. Hughes et al., in 2005, with the aim of bridging Computational Mechanics and Computer Aided Design. In addition to this, thanks to the high-regularity properties of its basis functions, IGA has shown a better accuracy per degree-of-freedom and an enhanced robustness with respect to standard finite elements in many applications - ranging from solids and structures to fluids, as well as to different kinds of coupled problems - opening also the door for the approximation in primal form of higher-order partial differential equations. This short course aims at providing a concise introduction of the basic isogeometric concepts and at presenting an overview of some recent advances in IGA with a special focus on complex and coupled problems where the characteristics of IGA seem to be of great advantage. In particular, applications that will be discussed include, among others, the simulation of fluid-structure interaction in different contexts like, e.g., biomechanical problems, studies on the effect of mechanically-induced stresses on prostate cancer growth, thermo-mechanical simulations of additive manufacturing processes, electro-mechanical simulations for biological tissues, and the use of phase-field modeling for fracture and topology optimization problems or for predicting the polarization evolution in ferroelectric materials.

April 18, 2024, 4:00pm-6:00pm and April 19, 2024, 11:00am-1:00pm

The course will take place in blended mode: in presence at the Aula Seminari Capannone C, Faculty of Architecture, via Gramsci 53, Rome and online via Zoom.

For all courses supplied by the PhD Program of the DISG credits are not provided: a certificate of attendance will be produced upon request (only after a check of the effective presence)

© Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza" - Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, 00185 Roma