2012: Continuum Mechanics
The 2012 Winter School will take place from Sunday January 22nd to Friday January 27th at Dr. Holms Hotel, Geilo, Norway. The winter school is the twelfth in a series of fifteen winter schools organized by SINTEF.

Introduction to Continuum Mechanics

The 2012 winter school (flyer) will give an introduction to the use of continuum mechanics for mathematically modeling physical phenomena: from identifying the governing equations of the physics, to the numerical discretization and simulation. Many graduate students and young researchers within eScience have a good background in mathematics, statistics, and computer science but lack important information about how the models they study arise. This year’s winter school will give a lecture series on computational modeling with emphasis ofn continuum mechanics, within industrial and biomedical problems.


  Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
07:00 - 09:00   Breakfast
09:00 - 10:30   Lecture Lecture Lecture Lecture Lecture
10:30 - 12:30   Break (lunch 12:30 - 14:00) Lecture
12:30 - 14:45   Lunch, End
15:00 - 16:30   Lecture Lecture Lecture Lecture  
16:30 - 17:00   Coffee  
17:00 - 18:30 Lecture Lecture Lecture Lecture / Poster Lecture  

This year's winter school will be given by four distinguished researchers. The winter school starts on Sunday afternoon, and ends on Friday after lunch. Each day has three lecture sessions, with a long lunch break, which can be spent socializing, skiing, and using the hotel facilities. The school starts with an advanced introduction to continuum mechanics with programming examples given by Joakim Sundnes and Anders Logg. Towards the end of the week, more advanced topics including nonlinear calculations will be covered by Trond Kvamsdal and Kjell Magne Mathisen. New this year is a poster session with light refreshments scheduled for Wednesday, in which participants can present their own research.



Extended registration deadline was: December 20th. The registration is now closed

The participants are expected to stay at Dr. Holms Hotel, where we have reserved a limited number of rooms.

Published September 1, 2011