The ECCOMAS Schools have as the main focus to allow young
researchers working on their doctoral thesis to have an
"immersion" into a specific field of research in computational
methods in applied sciences, while certainly being open to all
other scientists from academia and industry.
This "immersion" will be achieved by attending a specifically
designed lecture series by well known specialists in this field,
and having the opportunity to present and discuss their specific
research problem with these specialists and the other
In this way young researchers and other scientists working to
enter a specific field will be able to quickly obtain an overview
and become acquired with the state of the art and relevant
techniques in this field, see connections to other fields, and
be able to identify promising areas of research.
Additionally, these schools help in creating a European network
of researchers in a specific field, and thus aid in advancing
the state of the art.
In many problems in the engineering and natural sciences,
the behaviour of fluids and solids/ structures has to be
considered jointly, as neglecting the interactions may lead to
completely erroneous results. There are abundant applications
in aerospace marine, civil, industrial and mechanical engineering,
as well as in areas such as biotechnology, medical
Most of these problems are not amenable to exact or
analytical solutions, and approximative numerical techniques
resulting in computational models have to be used.
These techniques, the coupling and interaction, numerical
procedures, consistency and stability, efficient and fast
solvers, as well as the implementational, computational and
informatics backgrounds are the focus of this school.