Award for the Best Ph.D Thesis of 2004 on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering

The meeting of the Evaluation Committee for the ECCOMAS award for the best PhD thesis 2004 was held on June 13th., 2005 at CIMNE, Barcelona. The Committee was composed by: C. Mota Soares, B. Taylor, P. Wesseling, N.-E. Wiberg (chairman) and P. Díez (secretary).

As an answer to the call for tender, 18 theses were nominated by the ECCOMAS member associations.

After a detailed discussion, a secret voting was held in three phases in order to reduce the number of thesis from 18 to 8, then to 4 and then to 1. The outcome of this voting was very clear.

One thesis was ranking significantly higher than the remaining dissertations. Based on this result, the Committee decided unanimously to award Dr. Wulf Georg Dettmer(University of Wales Swansea, School of Engineering). This thesis is an outstanding work in Computational Methods for fluid structure interactions and free surface flows. The Award was handed over at the II International Conference on Adaptive Modeling and Simulation – ADMOS 2005 (Barcelona, Spain) held on 8 – 10 September, 2005.

All nominees were recognized by a special diploma.

The list of finalists selected by the local-regional ECCOMAS Associations is the following:

Author Title of the Thesis Association Country
Lourenço Beirão da Veiga Theoretical and numerical analysis of some problems in structural mechanics APMTAC Portugal
Gabriella Bretti Modeling and numerics for porous media and traffic flows SIMAI Italy
Wim-Paul Breugem The influence of wall permeability on laminar and turbulent flows NMC Netherlands
Evangéline Capiez-Lernout Dynamique des structures tournantes à symétrie cyclique en présence d’incertitudes aléatoires. Application au désaccordage des roues aubagées CSMA France
Wulf Georg Dettmer Finite element modelling of fluid flow with moving free surfaces and interfaces including fluid-solid interaction ACME UK
Eric Puntel Experimental and numerical investigation of the monotonic and cyclic behaviour of concrete dam joints AIMETA Italy
Yannis Fragakis High-performance solution methods for the static and dynamic analysis os structures discretized with finit elements GRACM Greece
Dirk Freßmann On single – and multi-material arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian approaches with application to micromechanical problems at finite deformations GACM Germany
Tony Lelièvre Multiscale models for viscoelastic fluids GAMNI France
Anders Logg Automation of Computational Mathematical Modelling NoACM Nordic Countries
John Patrick McGarry Continuum mechanics modelling of adherent cell-substrate contact under mechanical loading conditions ISSEC Ireland
Marcin Miczek Electronic properties of III-V semiconductor surfaces from computer-aided photoluminescence efficiency studies PACM Poland
Nicola Parolini Computational fluid dynamics for naval engineering problems BFIT Switzerland
Estefanía Peña Baquedano Biomechanical study of the healthy, injured and reconstructed human knee joint SEMNI Spain
Matjaž Ramšak Multidomain boundary element metehod for two equiton turbulence models CEACM Central Europe
María Luisa Rapún Numerical methods for the study of the scattering of thermal waves SEMA Spain
Bastiaan van Hal Automation and performance optimization of the wave based method for interior structural-acoustic problems BNCTAM Belgium
Boris Vexler Adaptive finite element methods for parameter identification problems GAMM Germany