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Differential Equations, Continuum Mechanics and Numerical Methods
An Interdisciplinary Learning Seminar

The main aim of this seminar series is to bring together students and postdocs to share their knowledge and educate each other in their respective fields of specialization. The presentations will be self contained and should require little, if any, background in the subjects presented.

This seminar is on Tuesdays between 4:00 and 5:00 PM in 315 McAllister. For further information or suggestions, please contact James Brannick or Luca Heltai.


The seminar is sponsored by:


Center for Computational Mathematics and Applications
Laboratory for Parallel Computational Mechanics


Scheduled Appointments

April 17 Distributional Body Force Densities in Finite Element Approximations of Continuum Mechanics Problems
Dr. Luca Heltai (Dept. of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Pennsylvania State University)
April 24 Finite Element Implementation of a Linear Thermoelastic Material with Damage
Jonathan Pitt (Dept. of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Pennsylvania State University)
May 1 Convergence rates of the multigrid method on graded meshes for corner-like singularities
Hengguang Li (Dept. of Mathematics, Pennsylvania State University)
May 8 A Discontinuous Galerkin Space-Time Formulation for Linear Elastodynamics with Moving Surfaces of Strain Discontinuity
Prof. Francesco Costanzo (Dept. of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Pennsylvania State University)
June 7 Approximation of variationally posed eigenvalue problems
Prof. Daniele Boffi (Dept. of Mathematics, University of Pavia)