Section: Application Domains

Other applications

The software and numerical methods that we develop can also be applied to other fields of physics or of engineering.

  • For instance, we have a collaboration with the company AxesSim in Strasbourg for the development of efficient Discontinuous Galerkin (DG) solvers on hybrid computers. The applications is electromagnetic simulations for the conception of antenna, electronic devices or aircraft electromagnetic compatibility.

  • The acoustic conception of large rooms requires huge numerical simulations. It is not always possible to solve the full wave equation and many reduced acoustic models have been developed. A popular model consists in considering "acoustic" particles moving at the speed of sound. The resulting Partial Differential Equation (PDE) is very similar to the Vlasov equation. The same modeling is used in radiation theory. We have started to work on the reduction of the acoustic particles model and realized that our reduction approach perfectly applies to this situation. A new PhD with CEREMA (Centre d'études et d'expertise sur les risques, l'environnement, la mobilité et l'aménagement) has started in October 2015 (thesis of Pierre Gerhard). The objective is to investigate the model reduction and to implement the resulting acoustic model in our DG solver.