We teach numerical methods and computational mechanics in the following UPC schools and faculties:

E.T.S. d'Enginyers de Camins, Canals i Ports de Barcelona (Civil Engineering School of Barcelona)

Facultat de Matemàtiques i Estadística (Faculty of Mathematics and Statistics)

Escola Universitària d'Enginyeria Tècnica Industrial de Barcelona (College of Industrial Engineering of Barcelona)


The Master of Science in Computational Mechanics (Erasmus Mundus programme) is offered by a consortium of CIMNE, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Swansea University, Ecole Centrale Nantes and Universität Stuttgart

We also participate in several UPC masters such as



Discontinuous Galerkin (DG) methods are a variant of the Finite Element Method which considers an element-by-element discontinuous approximation. They can be interpreted as a generalization of Finite Volume (FV) methods, but providing a natural framework for high-order computations and p-adaptivity. DG methods inherit several of the properties that make FV widely used in CFD, such as, inherent stabilization with proper definition of numerical fluxes, local conservation properties and efficiency for parallel computing. Despite the first DG methods were proposed in the early 1970’s, DG methods have gained special attention from academy and industry in the last years, thanks to the recent developments and new trends.

The objective of this summer School is providing a background in DG methods and current trends, including formulation, analysis, implementations issues and applications, with special interest in aeronautical applications.

It is structured in 10 modules of 1h:30 teaching, divided in 5 theoretical modules on the foundations, new trends and efficient implementation of DG methods, and 4 modules in Computer Laboratory for hands-on experience in DG methods.

The school is addressed to an international audience of graduates in Engineering and Applied Sciences, and is mainly targeting PhD students, as well as professionals from the public or private sector, seeking an introduction or a deeper knowledge of DG methods and its applications. A solid background in numerical methods for partial differential equations and computational mechanics is necessary to properly follow the course.

This summer school is funded by the Erasmus Mundus Programme managed by the Education, Culture and Audiovisual Executive Agency. EACEA on behalf of European Commission

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