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 […]

From Rayleigh-Bérnard convection to atmospheric vertical vortices

By Henar Herrero (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha), in collaboration with Damián Castaño y María Cruz Navarro. There are different atmospheric phenomena with the common factor of vortex dynamics, from small events such as dust devils (figure 1) and tornadoes, to large events as hurricanes and cyclones [4,5]. Thermal convection is a relevant process involved in […]

Non-Fourier Heat Conduction

Fourier’s law has been used to successfully describe heat transport for over 200 years. However, it is known that it leads to inaccuracies at extremely short time scales or at very small length scales. For example, experiments of laser heating of ultrathin layers or simulations of heat transport in solids using molecular dynamics show dramatic […]

The ECMI Model Master at Sofia University – a student’s perspective

Written by Alexander Manov and Zdravka Nedylakova, students at the MSc Program “Computational Mathematics and Mathematical Modelling” at Sofia University If one is looking for capturing the insight of mathematical modeling and computational mathematics, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski Masters’ programme is a great beginning of his/her journey.  The masters’ programme  spans both theoretical and […]

Conference on Numerical Methods and Applications, NM&A’18 August 20 – 24, 2018, Borovets, Bulgaria

This event is the Ninth edition of a series of international conferences, held every 4 years in Bulgaria. They are organized on rotational principle by the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics and the Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences—all members […]