Student Modelling Weeks

By Niall McInerney Study groups with industry can be an intimidating environment for early stage researchers. The unstructured nature of solving a real world problem in the company of Professors can be incredibly daunting, and often an MSc or early PhD student is not yet equipped with the skills necessary to contribute to the problems […]

Anisotropic meshes: challenging, but very practical

By Natalia Kopteva Being a theoretical numerical analyst, I’d like to think that our theoretical findings may be practical. After all, according to Ludwig Boltzmann, “nothing is more practical than a good theory”, so there is hope. Being a theoretical numerical analyst within the MACSI group, I manage to occasionally help my colleagues with […]

Happy St Patrick’s Day!

In honor of St Patrick’s Day (Lá Fhéile Pádraig), Ireland’s national holiday the next couple of posts will describe the experiences of two of new(ish) and new recruits to MACSI and Ireland. First up is Dr Cameron Hall a lecturer in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and Investigator at the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology Centre […]

Welcome to Limerick!

MACSI are delighted to be the featured node for the next couple of weeks where we will have posts on industry projects, the ECMI Math for the Digital Factory meeting takes place in Limerick next week (21-23rd March), the mathematics of batteries, and why distractions during your PhD are sometimes a good thing! First up is […]

Reduced models for the packaging industry

Model reduction techniques based on either geometrical multi-scale modeling (coupling of differential models operating at different spatial dimensions) or reduced order modeling (e.g. Proper Orthogonal Decomposition or Reduced Basis) have proved very successful for the simulation of complex integrated systems, such as the human cardiovascular system. The long-lasting experience at MOX in such type of […]

Statistical Analysis of High Dimensional & Complex Data

The last years have seen the advent and development of many devices able to record and store an always increasing amount of complex and high dimensional data: 3D images generated by medical scanners, satellite remote sensing, system control datasets, administrative databases, mobile phone data, etc. The analysis of these complex and high dimensional data poses […]

Modeling subsurface flows

The modelling of subsurface flow in complex heterogeneous and fractured media is relevant for several applications like oil recovery, CO2 sequestration, thermal energy storage, geothermy. In the compgeo activity group of the MOX Laboratory we have investigated various numerical techniques to tackle this complex phenomena: eXtended finite elements, mimetic finite differencing, embedded discrete fracture networks […]

Numerical methods for the design of rowing boats

  The dynamics of competition rowing boats is a complex fluid structure interaction phenomena where the complex dynamics of the rower-boat system interact with free surface flow. Energy is dissipated non only by viscous and wave drag forces but also by the surface waves radiated  from the boat because of the strong acceleration and deceleration […]

Physics-based numerical modeling for seismic risk mitigation

Mathematical and numerical modeling can be used to better understand the physics of earthquakes, improve the design of site-specific structures and facilities, and enhance seismic risk maps. The reliability of existing tools for earthquake and ground-motion prediction, i.e. Ground Motion Prediction Equations (GMPEs), which are based on empirical relations involving earthquake magnitude, source-to-site distance, fault […]