This book contains the Abstracts of the papers presented at ADMOS 2013, the sixth International Conference on Adaptive Modeling and Simulation, held at Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal, from June 3 to 5, 2013.

Numerical Modeling and Simulation is increasingly used as a complement to Experimental Modeling and Analysis and as a design or certification tool in engineering applications. However, after more than thirty years of worldwide research efforts around Adaptive Modeling and Simulation, the problem of properly assessing and controlling the quality of the numerical solutions is still relevant, as the design of sophisticated engineering systems requires increasingly complex and coupled modeling, which leads to increasingly time-consuming computations. Adaptive approaches, which provide reliable and cost efficient modeling and coherent coupling of different scales and mechanisms in a unique model, are more strategic and indispensable than ever.

The objective of the ADMOS 2013 conference is to provide a forum for presenting and discussing the current state-of-the-art achievements on Adaptive Modeling and Simulation, including theoretical models, numerical methods, algorithmic strategies and challenging engineering applications.

This book collects the contributions presented by the participants in the conference, which address a wide range of topics in adaptive modeling, from the classical theoretical aspects and numerical techniques to cutting edge problems and formulations, such as the determination of guaranteed error bounds and adaptive strategies for non-linear, transient or coupled problems, the application of adaptive techniques to reduced order models, the use of goal-oriented anisotropic error estimators and remeshing, as well as the application of adaptive techniques in the stochastic framework.

Advanced numerical techniques are also considered, for example XFEM, Discrete Galerkin, Meshless and Domain Decomposition, as well as the more classical methods. The domain of the applications covers a wide range of problems, from the traditional areas of structural and fluid mechanics, to quantum mechanics or biomechanics, with scales ranging from the nanoparticles, via the mesoscopic level, to those of industrial structures and civil engineering constructions, all studied with a focus on the main goal of adaptivity, seeking reliable and cost efficient modeling.

This book includes Abstracts sent directly by the authors, and the editors cannot accept responsibility for any inaccuracies, comments and opinions contained in the text. The organizers would like to take this opportunity to thank all the authors for submitting their contributions.

JP Moitinho de Almeida, Carlos Tiago
Instituto Superior Técnico
Technical University of Lisbon
Lisbon, Portugal

Pedro Díez, Núria Parés
Laboratory of Computational Methods
and Numerical Analysis (LaCàN)
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya Barcelona, Spain