Simulations in Science and Engineering" is pleased to announce a Winter School for PhD
and prospective/current/enrolled master students in the fields of modern mathematics and computational science:
Mesh Generation



The Institute of Computational Science (ICS) at the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) announces two talks about mesh generation given by Prof. Suzanne M. Shontz
The seminars are supported and organized by the Swiss Graduate School FOMICS - "Foundations in Mathematics and Informatics for Computer Simulations in Science and Engineering”, which is located at ICS.

 Mesh Generation, Dynamic Mesh Generation and Optimization 


 Time Speaker & Place

October 20th

2:30-3:30 pm


Dr. Suzanne M. Shontz

(Kansas University/USI)

Room: A-22 Red Building

October 27th

10:30-11:30 am

Dr. Suzanne M. Shontz 

(Kansas University/USI)

Room: A-12 Red Building 

November 10th

10:45-11:45 am


Dr. Suzanne M. Shontz 

(Kansas University/USI)

Room: Online Meeting ID: 952 4972 2173 Passcode: 312601

Speaker: Suzanne M. Shontz,  University of Kansas and USI

Introduction to Mesh Generation



In this talk, we will provide an overview on the mesh generation process and will cover several mesh generation algorithms of interest.  Our focus will be on the generation of unstructured volume meshes using triangular/quadrilateral elements (in 2D) or tetrahedral/hexahedral elements (in 3D).  The talk will be based on Steve Owen’s International Meshing Roundtable short course on mesh generation algorithms.  



Speaker: Suzanne M. Shontz,  University of Kansas and USI 

The Role of Optimization in Dynamic Mesh Generation


In this talk, we will explore several related meshing problems in which optimization plays a key role.  Problems we will explore include mesh quality improvement, untangling, adaptivity, warping.  Some open questions in these areas will also be highlighted.  





Speaker: Suzanne M. Shontz,  University of Kansas and USI 


An Overview on Space-Time Meshes  


Space-time meshes have been used in the numerical solution of parabolic and hyperbolic PDE problems.  They provide a natural method of discretization for problems involving moving and deforming meshes.  In this talk, we will provide an overview on space-time meshes and discuss how such meshes are generated.  As time permits, we will discuss their use in dynamic applications.


Classes will take place in the RED BUILDING and online 
Rolf Krause,  Suzanne M. Shontz,   Maria Nestola 


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