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Advanced Computational Methods and Theories for Multi-scale and Multi-physics Problems in Solids and Fluids

Timon Rabczuk, Bauhaus-Universitaet Weimar

Jeong-hoon Song, University of Colorado

Thanks to the significant recent advances in computer science and computer hardware, the numerical simulation of many complex multi-physics and/or multi-scale problems in engineering, science, and medicine, which was believed to be unattainable only a few years ago, is now feasible. Accordingly, recent years have witnessed a growing research interest in designing new theoretical models and computational algorithms for these challenging problems. This mini-symposium is being organized to address these advanced computational methods and theories for multi-scale and multi-physics problems in solids and fluids. Targeted themes for this session include, but are not limited to, novel theoretical developments and computational approaches for: fluid-structure interaction, multi-phase flows, acoustics, electrohydrodynamic and magnetohydrodynamic systems, magneto-electro-mechanical systems, biomechanical problems such as cell crawling and hydrodynamics of lipid bilayers, and atomistic/continuum coupling. We specially welcome interdisciplinary contributions. In addition, new developments in software design, efficient implementation on high-performance computers, model order reduction for coupled scales and/or fields, verification and validation methods and numerical benchmarking for coupled scales and/or fields are also welcomed. The goal is to bring together experts and researchers from academia and industry to communicate the state-of-the-art of these different fields and to discuss the perspectives for future developments.