Burgerscentrum course "Upscaling techniques and
Nov. 14-18, 2011
Room 3, Multi Media Pavilion*
Eindhoven University of Technology
Den Dolech 2, 5612 AZ, Eindhoven
*you can find here
a route planner
The course presents basic mathematical techniques for upscaling of
models posed in complex domains, or involving highly oscillatory
characteristics. Such problems appear as mathematical models for
many real-world applications. Typical examples in this sense are
the flow, diffusion, reaction and adsorption in porous media (e.g.
in the sub-surface).
The series of lectures provide appropriate techniques for a
rational derivation of macro-scale models (effective coefficients
and equations) starting from the micro scale level. A particular
emphasis is on asymptotic and numerical homogenization. In the
first instance, these techniques are applied to relevant
mathematical models describing diffusion in layered and perforated
media; diffusion, convection, reaction and adsorption in media
with a complex microstructure; fluid flow through porous media
(Darcy law). Next, more complex situations as encountered in
micromechanics (elastic composite materials), concrete corrosion,
or enhanced oil recovery will be considered.
The lectures are given by Dr. Nicolas
Neuß (Karlsruher Institut für Technologie), Dr.ir. Ron
Adrian Muntean and Dr.
Sorin Pop (Eindhoven University of Technology) and Dr. Tycho
van Noorden (University of Erlangen).
The course is addressed to PhD students and postdoctoral
researchers working on fluid-mechanics, chemical and mechanical
engineering as well as geo-sciences, informatics or mathematics.
It requires the standard mathematical background (calculus,
differential equations) as taught at undergraduate/MSc level.
Detailed information on the course content and the exact schedule
will be given later. Here you can
find a tentative schedule.
The course conditions can be found on the dedicated JMBC
page. To register please visit the registration
We strongly encourage the participants to bring their own (multi
scale) problems to the attention of all participants. To this aim,
poster sessions will be organized. These are open for all
participants. The poster sessions are not only ideal ways to learn
about the specific interest of the course attendees, but help the
organizers to shape the last day of the course. This day is
dedicated to selected applications, with the aim of addressing
some of the particular questions coming from the participants.
Therefore when registering we would like to ask you kindly to send
you an email including the title and a short abstract of your
poster, and some keywords. We are welcoming your suggestions
concerning particular subjects.
The participants are expected to make the necessary hotel
arrangements individually (please check
http://www.vvveindhoven.nl/en/hotels/, or other standard booking
sites). Possible options are:
Please also check following (in particular the last one is
If you need help/assistance, or for urgent matters please contact
the organizers, Sorin Pop and Adrian Muntean (I.Pop@tue.nl,
We look forward to meet you in Eindhoven!