Modelling and Simulation: Practical Engineering Applications (17w2689)


(University of Calgary)

Zhenghe Xu (University of Alberta)

(Western University)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Modelling and Simulation: Practical Engineering Applications" workshop in Banff from September 1, 2017 to September 3, 2017.

Computational Science has been called a third branch of science, along with theory and experiment. In truth, it is part of theory and part of experiment, but it is different from either. Many theoretical problems can only be solved using a high performance computer. But modeling and simulation, the major component of computational science, is much more than simply elaborating pure theory. In the last few decades, the rapid developments of computer power and sophisticated computational techniques have permitted the application of high performance computing to modeling and simulation of unprecedented accuracy and scope applied to a wide range of important engineering and science problems, which contain comprehensive and emerging issues that require a thorough understanding of the underlining principles of physics, chemistry, mathematical modeling, numerical solution techniques, and computing infrastructure. These developments have had profound implications and applications in mathematics, science, engineering, and industry. Modeling and simulation is a critical tool for analyzing many different types of important phenomena such as fluid flow and transport, weather prediction, wave propagation, novel material design, computational chemistry, and genome sequencing and analysis.

This BIRS workshop will focus on several important topics that have fundamental scientific merits and significant application values in mathematics, science and engineers. It will bring together world first-rate, active researchers in modeling and simulation to discuss past, recent, and prospective advances in this area. The speakers will summarize important advances in the past two decades and will discuss current problems, the state-of-the-art techniques, and major challenges.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).