YIC GACM  July 20-23, 2015 | AC.CES July 23-24, 2015


The general and detailed structure of the program can be found here:

General Program
Detailed Program

Book of Abstracts (password protected, password was given by e-mail)

Conference Proceedings in the pre-conference version (password protected, password was given by e-mail)

List of Participants (password protected, password was given by e-mail)

Plenary Speakers YIC GACM

The following speakers have confirmed a plenary talk at YIC GACM:

Christian Meyer (TU Dortmund)
António Andrade-Campos (University of Aveiro)
Evan J. Pineda (NASA Glenn Research Center, USA)

Invited Speakers AC.CES

René de Borst (University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK):
Fracture modelling in fluid-saturated porous media using extended and isogeometric finite element analysis

Bernardo Cockburn (University of Minnesota, USA):
An overview of the evolution of the HDG methods

Thomas J.R. Hughes (University of Texas at Austin, USA):
Isogeometric Analysis: Ten Years After

Alfio Quarteroni (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland):
Reduced basis methods: principles, algorithms, applications

Klaus Regenauer-Lieb (School of Petroleum Engineering, UNSW, Australia):
Computational Reservoir Engineering and Unconventional Geomechanics

Jonathan Shewchuk (University of California, Berkeley, USA):
Dynamic Meshing for Finite Element Simulations with Radically Changing Geometry

Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory):
The Science of Big Bang

Parallel Sessions

PS01: Algorithms and Codes
PS02: Computational advances in composites
PS03: Computational biomechanics
PS04: Computational dynamic failure / fracture and damage mechanics
PS05: Computational engineering optimization
PS06: Computational engineering sciences and physics
PS07: Computational engineering sciences & solids
PS08: Computational fluid dynamics / combustion and energy
PS09: Computational fluid mechanics
PS10: Computational materials science
PS11: Computational nanotechnology / micromechanics and atomistics simulations
PS12: Computational NDE and wave propagation / Computational nonlinear dynamics
PS13: Computer simulation of processes and manufacturing
PS14: Computational solid and structural mechanics
PS15: Image processing
PS16: Multi‐scale physics and computation
PS17: Numerical and high‐order methods
PS18: Optimal Control
PS19: Parallel / High Performance Computing
PS20: Production Engineering
PS21: Reduced order methods
PS22: Uncertainty quantification


MS01: “Advanced Optimization Methods for Multi-disciplinary, Multi-scale, and Multi-physics Problems” by Kai-Uwe Bletzinger (TU München), Fabian Duddeck (TU München), Harvey Thompson (University of Leeds), Vassili Toropov (Queen Mary University of London).

MS02: “Advances in Numerical Methods for Structural Dynamics and Wave Propagation Phenomena” by Anton Tkachuk (University of Stuttgart), Radek Kolman (Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic).

MS03: “Computational Contact Mechanics” by Alexander Popp (Technical University of Munich), Christian Hesch (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology), Roger A. Sauer (RWTH Aachen University).

MS04: “Computational Methods for Kinetic Equations and Related Models” by Graham Alldredge (RWTH Aachen University), Stephan Martin (RWTH Aachen University).

MS05: “High-Fidelity Methodologies for Aero-Thermo Analysis of Combustor/Turbine Interaction in Aero-Engines” by Massimiliano Insinna (University of Florence), Stefano Vagnoli (von Karman Institute for Fluids Dynamics), Simone Salvadori (University of Florence), Tom Verstraete (von Karman Institute for Fluids Dynamics).

MS06: “Isogeometric methods for structural mechanics” by Wolfgang Dornisch (TU Kaiserslautern), Josef Kiendl (University of Pavia).

MS07: canceled

MS08: “Modeling microstructure and material instabilities across a range of scales” by Swantje Bargmann (Hamburg University of Technology), Akanksha Garg (Carnegie Mellon University), Thomas Hudson (Ecole des Ponts ParisTech/INRIA), Benjamin Klusemann (Hamburg University of Technology), Matthieu Maziere (MINES Paristech).

MS09: “Multiscale Modeling and Experimental Investigation of Damage Mechanisms in Composite Materials” by Evan J. Pineda (NASA Glenn Research Center), Bertram Stier (RWTH Aachen University).

MS10: “Numerical simulation of two-phase flows” by Sebastian Aland (TU Dresden), Christoph. Lehrenfeld (RWTH Aachen University).

Journal Club

You can either choose to be a regular Journal Club participant who works through a paper, or an author, who provides a paper. By providing a paper you will take the role of a moderator of an up-to-five person group, who will work through your paper under your moderation.
You will have the unique chance to guide fellow participants through your research and receive valuable feedback on your style of writing as you watch your group work its way through your paper.

The goal of this Journal Club is to extract the core points of your paper, put them into perspective and explain them to the audience on the next day by your colleagues in a plenum following the Journal Club reading event. There is no need to create extraordinary, beautiful slides. Bullet points should be enough, but you are welcome to be as creative as possible.

The format of the Journal Club paper presentation the following day is as follows: Each group is allowed to present a paper in five to ten minutes. While the author is not allowed to participate in the presentation itself. Though, s/he is allowed to participate in the discussion afterwards.

Please have a look at registration.yic.rwth-aachen for details!


Social Program

The scientific program of the YIC GACM 2015 is surrounded by a variety of social events, namely:

– a city tour and reception on Sunday, July 19 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.,

– a public lecture by Fabian Hemmert (Design Research Lab, Berlin University of the Arts) on Monday, July 20 in the evening,

– a movie night on Tuesday, July 21 at 8:00 p.m.,

– a science slam on Wednesday, July 22 at 8:00 p.m.,

– and the conference dinner on Thursday, July 23 at 8:00 p.m..

Please let us know during registration whether you would like to participate in these events, which are all included in your conference fee.

Child Care

Together with the „Family Services Center“ of RWTH Aachen University, we will be providing child care for conference participants who travel with children. During the scientific program, your children will be attended to. If you would like to use the childcare option, please let us know through your registration form. This service will be free of additional charge for you. Contact the conference secretariat if you have any questions.