ECCOMAS AWARD FOR THE BEST Ph.D THESES OF 2010 ON COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN APPLIED SCIENCES AND ENGINEERING
The meeting of the Evaluation Committee for the ECCOMAS award for the best PhD theses 2010 was held on April 8th, 2011 at CIMNE, Barcelona. As an answer to the call for tender, the ECCOMAS member associations nominated 18 theses. The Evaluation Committee was composed by N.E. Wiberg (chairman), B. Koren, J. Eberhardsteiner, P.-H.. Maire and P. Díez (secretary).
After a detailed discussion, a voting process was held in two phases. First, after a secret voting the number of thesis was reduced from 18 to 8. Then the committee ranked the 8 theses evaluating the different aspects of each and unanimously agreed on selecting 2 out of these 8 theses as the winners.
The two winners are:
- Dr. Damien Kah (France) for the thesis “Taking into account polydispersity in the framework of a coupled Euler-Lagrange approach for the modeling of liquid fuel injection in internal combustion engines“
- Dr. Frans Van der Meer (Netherlands) for the thesis “Computational Modeling of Failure in Composite Materials“
These theses are outstanding works in Computational Methods combining excellent knowledge of both theory and practice.
All nominees will be recognized by a special diploma that will be sent directly to the candidate.
The list of finalists selected by the local-regional ECCOMAS Association is the following:
|Author||Title of the Thesis||Association||Country|
|Lucia Mirabella||Numerical methods for cardiovascular problems: computational electrocardiology and fluid dynamics in moving domains||SIMAI||Italy|
|Keijo Mattila||Implementation Techniques for the Lattice Boltzmann Method||FMS||Finland|
|Adrian R. Goldenthal||Implicit Treatment of Constraints for Cloth Simulation||IACMM||Israel|
|Frans van der Meer||Computational Modeling of Failure in Composite Laminates||NMC||Netherlands|
|Adam Klimanek||Numerical Modeling of Heat, Mass and Momentum Transfer in Natural Draft Wet-cooling Tower||PACM||Poland|
|John Healy||Numerical Approximation of the Linear Canonical Transform||ISSEC||Ireland|
|Sarah Levy||Exploring the Physics behind Dynamic Fragmentation through Parallel Simulations||SWICCOMAS||Switzerland|
|Christian F. Janßen||Kinetic approaches for the simulation of non-linear free surface||GACM||Germany|
|flow problems in civil and environmental engineering|
|Monica de Mier||Numerical Simulation Of Multi-Fluid Flows with the Particle Finite Element Method||SEMNI||Spain|
|Damien Kah||Taking into account polydispersity in the framework of a coupled Euler-Lagrange approach for the modeling of liquid fuel injection in internal combustion engines||GAMNI/SMAI||France|
|Thiago G. Ritto||Numerical analysis of the nonlinear dynamics of a drill-string with uncertainty modeling||CSMA||France|
|Robert Vertnik||Heat and fluid flow simulation of the continuous casting of steel by a meshless method||CEACM||Central Europe|
|Shervin Bagheri||Analysis and control of transitional shear flows using global modes||NoACM||Northern Europe|
|Alexandre Miguel Prior Afonso||Further developments on theoretical and computational rheology||APMTAC||Portugal|
|Carmen Rodrigo Cardiel||Geometric Multigrid Methods on Semi-Structured Triangular Grids||SEMA||Spain|
|Fotis Karaoulanis||Multisurface elastoplastic yield criteria. Numerical implementation in principal stress space and application in Geotechnical Engineering problems||GRACM||Greece|
|Joris Degroote||Development of Algorithms for the Partitioned Simulation of Strongly Coupled Fluid Structure Interaction Problems||NCTAM||Belgium|
|Michele Conti||Finite Element Analysis of Carotid Artery Stenting||AIMETA||Italy|