Marie Curie Initial Training Network
in Advanced Techniques in Computational Mechanics
ATCoMe is a Marie Curie Initial Training Network in Computational Mechanics, funded under the Seventh Framework Program (FP7) of the European Comission.
See information on the partner institutions and research teams.
Motivation and objectives
As the range of phenomena that need to be simulated in engineering practice broadens, the limitations of conventional computational methods, such as finite elements (FE), finite volumes or finite difference methods, have become apparent. There are many problems of industrial and academic interest which cannot be easily treated with classical methods. To overcome the limitations of these methods, several advanced discretization techniques (mesh-free methods, extended/generalized FE or Dicontinuous Galerkin methods) have recently become very popular in the research community. However, despite their high potential and the important effort devoted to them in the last decade, advanced techniques still require much attention to reach the popularity of conventional techniques for industrial applications. In fact, engineers are usually not trained in these techniques.
The purpose of the ITN research project is to advance in the development and analysis of advanced techniques, with special attention to particular industrial applications of interest in the framework of computational mechanics.
The ITN training program is addressed to researchers that, in the future, may be incorporated in industry or research centers. It is based on training-through-research with individual research projects, active participation in network activities and a wide offer of specific courses.
The ATCoMe research project consists in six Research Subprojects (RSP) based on the applications of interest of the mentioned advanced techniques.
Information about the recruited ESRs can be found at link.
January 2010 [Kick-off meeting]
January 2011 [annual board meeting]
October 2011 [Mid-term review meeting]
January 2012 [2nd annual meeting]
January 2013 [3rd ITN annual meeting + 12th NMASE workshop]