computational research

This area involves study and research on theoretical and implementational aspects of numerical simulations: applied mathematics (functional analysis, partial differential equations, dynamical systems), numerical analysis (a- priori and a-posteriori error estimation, adaptive algorithms, stochasticity), computer science (high performance linear algebra, parallel computing), software engineering (programming in Fortran 90, C, C++ , data structures),visualization and geometry modeling, and mathematical modeling (multiscale, multiphysics problems).

Applications span across all disciplines of mechanics and related coupled, multiphysics problems: computational solid mechanics (fractures, phase transitions, plasticity, pattern formation), computational fluid mechanics and transport, semiconductor modeling, subsurface (multiphase flow in porous media) and surface flows, environmental modeling and remediation, computational wave propagation (elastodynamics, acoustics, electromagnetics), bioinformatics and bioengineering, computational material science. The program is closely related to graduate programs in Engineering Mechanics and the interdisciplinary programs in Computational and Applied Mathematics and Computational Engineering Sciences.

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Oden Institute Establishes New $10M Center for Applied Mathematics Research

Professors Karen Willcox and J. Tinsley Oden are leading efforts on a joint university-DOE program to create the "AEOLUS" center for applied mathematics research in experimental design, optimal control, and learning.

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TACC to Build Fastest Supercomputer at any University

The National Science Foundation has awarded $60 million to the Texas Advanced Computing Center to build a new supercomputer that will be the fastest at any U.S. university and among the most powerful in the world.

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Hurricane Harvey: Predicting the Storm Surge and Planning for Future Disasters

Learn how Texas ASE/EM researchers, in conjunction with UT Austin’s Center for Space Research, put their work to practice when Harvey hit the coast and their plans to mitigate future storms.

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