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Friday, February 26, 2010 - 13:00 - 14:15
AGB Seminar Room, 3.01, Alexander Graham Bell Building, The King's Buildings

Can we sustain without computational techniques?

Prof. Rama Bhargava, Department of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India

This talk will emphasize the importance of computational techniques with special reference to CFD (computational fluid dynamics) and heat transfer. Designing advanced engineering systems requires use of CAD tools which rely heavily on finite difference and finite element techniques. Some typical applications are aerodynamics of vehicles, heat transfer analysis in engine pistons etc. In spite of a lot of commercial software, FEM still has a few important limitations. A description of FEM, “its goals and holes”, will be a part of the talk along with how this technique developed mathematically. A brief description of some of the meshfree techniques and their need will also be explained.

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