Silicon Anodes in Lithium-ion Batteries

By Ian Roper Lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) are used in mobile phones, laptops and electronic vehicles and thus make up a large proportion of the energy storage industry. The performance of an LIB depends heavily on the materials used for the anode and the cathode. Graphite has been the industry’s most common anode material for a […]

Joint meeting of the Italian Mathematical Union, the Italian Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics and the Polish Mathematical Society

Joint meeting of the Italian Mathematical Union, the Italian Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics and the Polish Mathematical Society (http://umi-simai.ptm.org.pl/) was held at the University of Wroclaw and Wroclaw University of Science and Technology on 17-20 September 2018. The conference was the next of a series of bilateral meetings between Polish Mathematical Society and […]

Local damage detection related to a gearbox operating in industrial conditions

The problem of local damage detection is widely discussed in the literature. There are many methods which can be applied, however there is still a need for new techniques addressing specific diagnostic issues. In particular, the case of complex multiple-component vibration signal is a challenging problem. In this case we focus on such a problem […]

One million electric vehicles in Poland – insights from an agent-based model

In agent-based modeling (ABM), a (usually) complex system is modeled as a collection of autonomous entities called agents. Agents interact with each other and their environment, asses their situation and make decisions based on some given set of rules. Those decisions may then trigger different actions of the entities. In the last decades, ABM has […]

Using physics to speed up reservoir simulation

By Øystein Klemetsdal, PhD student at NTNU and SINTEF Digital, and Olav Møyner, Postdoc at NTNU and SINTEF Digital. Reservoir simulation can in broad terms be described as simulation of fluids flowing in porous rock formations underground. Applications range from simulating the flow of oil and gas in petroleum reservoirs to determine optimal production strategies, […]

IMF/Ethiopia-Project: The Hawassa Math&Stat Conference 2019

Hawassa University, Ethiopia and the Department of Mathematical Sciences at NTNU (IMF) have during the last decade cooperated in establishing MSc- and Phd-Programmes in Math&Stat in Ethiopia. The initiative is funded by Norad – and the Project will end in 2019. The completion of the Project is celebrated with: The Hawassa Math&Stat Conference 2019 – […]

Future PhD education at NTNU

  NTNU has initiated a process for reforming and all aspects of PhD education in mathematics and ICT. The main principle behind this process is the qualification framework principle. Where the content of the PhD training is determined starting from a set of professional qualities of the graduated doctoral researcher. This process is based on recommendations […]

One million electric vehicles in Poland – insights from an agent-based model

In agent-based modeling (ABM), a (usually) complex system is modeled as a collection of autonomous entities called agents. Agents interact with each other and their environment, asses their situation and make decisions based on some given set of rules. Those decisions may then trigger different actions of the entities. In the last decades, ABM has […]

Local damage detection related to a gearbox operating in industrial conditions

The problem of local damage detection is widely discussed in the literature. There are many methods which can be applied, however there is still a need for new techniques addressing specific diagnostic issues. In particular, the case of complex multiple-component vibration signal is a challenging problem. In this case we focus on such a problem […]

Modelling and Simulation in Life and Materials Sciences (MSLMS) group at Basque Center for Applied Mathematics – BCAM

by Mario Fernández-Pendás, Simone Rusconi, Elena Akhmatskaya, BCAM In the recent decades the widespread availability of powerful computers allowed to numerically solve problems arising in Materials Sciences, Biosciences, Geophysics, Economics, that will eventually contribute to public health, medicine, industry, environment and society.  Addressing these tasks has been the mission of Modelling and Simulation in Life and […]