Award for the Best Ph.D Thesis of 2003 on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering

The meeting of the Evaluation Committee for the ECCOMAS award for the best PhD thesis 2003 was held on May 24, 2004 at CIMNE, Barcelona. The Committee was composed by: Ch. Hirsch, E. Ramm, B. Schrefler, N.-E. Wiberg (chairman) and P. Díez (secretary).

As an answer to the call for tender, 14 theses were nominated by the ECCOMAS member associations.

The Committee decided unanimously to award Dr. Furio Lorenzo Stazi. This thesis has made several important contributions to the study of cracked and microcracked bodies. It has introduced new numerical methods for the treatment of multifield theories specialized for microcracking and new developments in the extended finite element methods (X-FEM). The prize was delivered during the European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering, ECCOMAS 2004, Jyväskylä, Finland, 24 – 28 July 2004.

All nominees were recognized by a special diploma.

The list of finalists selected by the local-regional ECCOMAS Association is the following:

Author Title of the Thesis Association Country
Alexandre Caboussat Analysis and Numerical Simulation of Free Surface Flows BFIT Switzerland
Pierre Gosselet Domain Decomposition and Acceleration Methods for Multifields Problems in Nonlinear Mechanics CSMA France
Volker Gravemeier The Variational Multiscale Method for Laminar and Turbulent Incompressible Flow GAMM Germany
Björn Hübner Simultaneous Analysis of Wind-structure Interactions GACM Germany
Irene Mazzitelli Turbulent Bubbly Flow J. M. Burgerscentrum Netherlands
Conor T. McCarthy Three-dimensional Finite Element Analysis of the Effects of Clearance on the Mechanical Behaviour of Composite Bolted Joints ISSEC Ireland
Eyal Moses Numerical Methods in Topology Optimization IACMM Israel
Esteban Samaniego Alvarado Contributions to the Continuum Modelling of Strong Discontinuities in Two-dimensional Solids SEMNI Spain
Miguel Pedro Tavares da Silva Human Motion Analysis Using Multibody Dynamics and Optimization Tools APMTAC Portugal
Anne Teughels Inverse Modelling of Civil Engineering Structures Based on Operational Modal Data BNCTAM Belgium
Gabriel Wecel Mathematical Modelling of Coupled Radiative and Convective Heat Transfer PACM Poland
Mathias Wallin Modeling of Plasticity at Large Strains NoACM Nordic Countries
K. Tsepoura Numerical Solution of Problems Taking into Account Microstructural Effects GRACM Greece