IACM’s long tradition in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing research is focused on both fundamental research as well as on applied, industrial applications. Our aim is the development, implementation, evaluation and analysis of numerical methods for the accurate and efficient simulation of challenging continuum and stochastic mathematical models. Our expertise spans on a variety of computational methods and alternative methodologies. Specific applications the team is actively involved with are: computational fluid dynamics, numerical simulation of crack propagation, methods for conservation laws, dispersive wave propagation, viscous flow through heterogeneous media, large scale convective flows, and drift-diffusion systems with applications in solar cells, to name a few.
A considerable effort will be made to pitch as many as current fundamental research projects as possible into potentially interested industrial partners in Greece and abroad, aiming to expand their applicability and to facilitate their transition from enquiry-driven research into technological innovation.
Scientific Computing: We develop algorithms and software for the numerical modelling of complex systems and phenomena. Specific applications group members are actively involved with are: computational fluid dynamics, numerical simulation of crack propagation, methods for conservation laws, dispersive wave propagation, viscous flow through heterogeneous media.
Some recent activities:
The simulation and prediction of past and possible future tsunamis in the Aegean and neighbouring seas, and the estimation of tsunami hazard along Greek coasts. Tsunamis are long surface waves of small amplitude and their propagation in the open sea is efficiently modelled by the Shallow Water (SW) equations over variable bottom topography.