In order to counterbalance the travel restrictions due to COVID-19, the DRIVEN team decided to transform some of the project activities into virtual ones. After several discussions between the University of Luxembourg and the University of Limerick, both partners defined a topic of high interest for their use of data-driven simulations, namely Iso-Geometric Analysis (IGA).
The original staff exchanges (WP1) have been therefore converted into a remote exchange of knowledge and a series of online lectures organised by the University of Luxembourg.
The event will take place on WebEx conferencing app the 7-9 of June 2021 and will consist of online lectures presented by our DRIVEN Coordinator, Professor Stéphane Bordas from the University of Luxembourg. The topics covered by the lectures are the following:
- introduction to partition of unity
- a priori error estimation and motivation for advanced discretisation techniques
- error bounds and enrichment
- advances in mesh generation – the state of the art
- limitations of standard elements
- motivation for IGA
- spline approximations and CAD
- continuity requirements
- interfaces and patch coupling
- boundary element approaches
- fracture mechanics applications
- moving beyond IGA and its limitations
- optimisation using IGA