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|