Numerical methods for Conservation Laws and industrial applications

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Numerical methods for Conservation Laws and industrial applications

Who this event is for

  • Staff - research
  • Current students - undergraduate
  • Current students - postgraduate taught
  • Current students - postgraduate research


PG.2.01, PG Building, Wheatley Campus


Conservation laws describe the time evolution of physical system that does not change as the system evolves over time. They are central to many
applications, such as aerodynamics, design process of aircraft, simulation of meteorology, astrophysical modeling, and many others.


In this talk Dr Leonardo Scandurra, from University of Düsseldorf, presents several numerical methods for mathematical models of conservation laws. Leonardo will present the Piston problem, that has great relevance for mechanical applications, introducing the definition of Mach number and observing in which conditions the system can be considered adiabatic. Finally, he presents Asymptotic Preserving Property results to show how to model an incompressible fluid starting from a compressible fluid when the Mach number approaches to zero.