NA Digest Tuesday, November 21, 2000 Volume 00 : Issue 47

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From: Ravi C Venkatesan <>
Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2000 13:07:17 +0530 (IST)
Subject: Two Point Boundary Value Problem With a Constraint

Dear Colleagues,

I have two second order ODE's which reqire a shooting method to solve the
two point BVP required for their solution.

They are:

[x1(t)^2 + x2(t)^2+l]*x1''(t) + [x1(t)*x1'(t) + x2(t)*x2'(t)]*x1'(t)=0


[x1(t)^2 + x2(t)^2+l]*x2''(t) + [x1(t)*x1'(t) + x2(t)*x2'(t)]*x2'(t)=0

Here, x1'(t)=d x1(t)/dt,. , x1''(t)= d^2 x1(t)/d t^2 = d x1'(t)/d t,..

Also, l is a constant. I would like to request pointers to codes in BOTH
C++ and F 77/90. Further, a description of using the concerned routines
would be GREATLY appreciated. Herein, we have a constraint that at EVERY
point along the trajectory, the relationship x1'(t)^2 + x2'(t)^2 = 1 MUST

Thanks for your time, and I look forward to recieving a reponse in the near




From: Allison Bogardo <>
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2000 14:40:23 -0500
Subject: SIAM/AAAS Media Fellowship


This program supports a fellowship in the AAAS Mass Media Science and
Engineering Fellows Program.

For a 10-week period in the summer, the AAAS Mass Media Science and
Engineering Fellows Program places advanced students in the natural
and social sciences and engineering at radio stations, television
stations, newspapers, and magazines throughout the United States.

The goal of the program is to strengthen the connections between
science and the media. The fellowship provides scientists and
engineers opportunities to: (1) observe and participate in the process
by which events and ideas become news; (2) improve their communication
skills by learning to describe complex technical subjects in a manner
comprehensible to nonspecialists; and (3) increase their understanding
of editorial decision making and the way in which information is
effectively disseminated. This program is for students pursuing
degrees in the natural and social sciences and engineering. Students
majoring in English, journalism, science journalism, or other
nontechnical fields are not eligible for these fellowships.


SIAM invites applications from advanced undergraduate and graduate
students and postdocs in applied mathematics and computational

An application form is available from Joanna Littleton in the SIAM office.
You may contact her via e-mail ( or telephone
(215-382-9800, Ext.303). In addition to the application form, the student
must also submit writing samples, resume, letters of recommendation, and
academic transcripts to be considered for the Fellowship.

The deadline for receipt of applications is JANUARY 15, 2001.

Please contact Joanna Littleton if you have any questions about this program.


From: Klaus Weihrauch <>
Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2000 18:21:02 +0100 (MET)
Subject: New Book on Computable Analysis

The topic of the following new textbook is "interdisciplinary"
in the gap between computability theory and numerical analysis.
So it might be of interest to members of the na-net mailing list.

Klaus Weihrauch
Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 2000
285 pp., 44 figs., more than 400 exercises.

For more information see the Springer page
or the author's page
with links to Chapters 1 and 4.

For immediate information, here are the blurb and the chapter titles.

The Blurb

Is the exponential function computable? Are union and intersection of
closed subsets of the real plane computable? Are differentiation and
integration computable operators? Is zero finding for complex
polynomials computable? Is the Mandelbrot set decidable? And in
case of computability, what is the computational complexity?
Computable analysis supplies exact definitions for these and many
other similar questions and tries to solve them.

Merging fundamental concepts of analysis and recursion theory to a
new exciting theory, this book provides a solid fundament for
studying various aspects of computability and complexity in analysis.
It is the result of an introductory course given for several years and is
written in a style suitable for graduate-level and senior students in
computer science and mathematics. Many examples illustrate the
new concepts while numerous exercises of varying difficulty extend
the material and stimulate readers to work actively on the text.


2.Computability on the Cantor Space
3.Naming Systems
4.Computability on the Real Numbers
5.Computability on Closed, Open and Compact Sets
6.Spaces of Continuous Functions
7.Computational Complexity
8.Some Extensions
9.Other Approaches to Computable Analysis


From: Daoqi Yang <>
Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2000 13:00:36 -0500 (EST)
Subject: New Book on C++ and Numeric Computing

I am glad to announce the publication of the book:

C++ and Object Oriented Numeric Computing for Scientists and Engineers
Daoqi Yang
Springer-Verlag, New York, 2001, ISBN:0-387-98990-0, 450 pages, $49.95

This book intends to be an easy, concise, but rather complete
introduction to the ISO/ANSI C++ language, with applications to
object oriented numeric computation for students and professionals
in science and engineering. It introduces concepts, techniques,
and standard libraries of C++ in a manner that is easy to understand
using examples such as vectors, matrices, complex numbers, and
integrals, which are familiar and useful to a typical student or
professonal in science and engineering.

Besides introducing basic and advanced features of C++, the book
contains an introduction and C++ programs for many numeric methods
such as polynomial interpolation, numerical integration, direct and
iterative algorithms for solving systems of linear equations in
real and complex domains, methods for solving nonlinear equations,
ordinary and partial differential equations with real and complex
coefficients. These methods are fundamental in scientific and
engineering computing.

This book gives numerous examples and techniques on how to reduce
(C and Fortran style) run-time overhead and improve program efficiency
and elegancy. Such techniques include function objects (to replace
function call overhead), deferred evaluation for operator overloading,
expression templates, template metaprograms, and replacing certain virtual
functions by templates. It also introduces tools on how to manage source
files, create libraries, and debug and profile programs.

The book can be used as a textbook for students in science and engineering
and a reference book for experienced scientific C++ programmers.

Daoqi Yang
Department of Mathematics
Wayne State University


From: Roland Krause <>
Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2000 11:20:42 -0600
Subject: LinAl, a C++/FORTRAN Linear Algebra Library

LinAl is a simple, easy to use and efficient linear algebra library.

LinAl was designed to bring together C++ and FORTRAN. After all, FORTRAN
is the one and only true language for numerical computations anyway ;-).

At the same time LinAl is supposed to be easy to use, fast and reasonably
save. With respect to the tradeoff between speed and safety, certain
compromises were made, whereby emphasis was put on simplicity and speed.

The library LinAl is based on STL techniques and uses STL containers for the
storage of matrix data and STL algorithms where feasible.

Low level, algebraic operators, linear solvers and eigenvalue solvers are
implemented, based on calls to BLAS, LAPACK and CGSOLX. Implementation of
a Lanzos eigensolver is planned.

LinAl features the following storage classes:

Matrix - pure virtual base class
MatrixC<Tp> - base class , column oriented
MatrixFD - full storage, column oriented , double precision
MatrixFI - full storage, column oriented , integer
MatrixSD - symmetrical , column oriented , double precision
MatrixBD - banded , column oriented , double precision
VectorD - vector , column oriented , double precision
VectorI - vector , column oriented , integer
MatrixSP - sparse , column compressed , double precision

The classes are reference counted and implemented with copy on write.

LinAl implements algebraic operators (+-*/) for its storage types where
they are meaningful. Additionally, functions to solve linear equation
systems are implemented. The implementation of all computationally intensive
operations is based on calls to LAPACK and BLAS.

LinAl is a small library with an emphasis on speed and ease of use. It does
not provide more than the above one- and two-dimensional arrays. LinAl is not
intended to provide storage container classes for arbitrary data types.
Instead the intention for LinAl is to have a small, fast set of classes that
interface well with existing software libraries such as LAPACK.

LinAl is not intended to compete with Blitz, TNT or Espresso, all of which are
excellent libraries that are strongly recommended to the interested reader.

LinAl was initially created as part of the p-version finite element code AdhoC.

If you are interested in LinAl, visit the LinAl homepage at where you can obtain information about how to
download and use LinAl. Additionally you will find "Open Source" infrastructure,
such as a mailing list and CVS access from the LinAl homepage.

LinAl is published under the LGPL, the lesser general public license of the
GNU project (see for details). If you need a more liberal
license so that you can incorporate LinAl into your own commercial or
non commercial projects, please drop me a line. LinAl is Copyright 1999-2000
by Roland Krause. LinAl comes with standard disclaimers, see the license
file for details.

Best regards
Roland Krause
Visiting Research Associate - Center for Computational Mechanics
Washington University, Saint Louis


From: Peter Jimack <>
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2000 09:20:51 GMT
Subject: Annual Meeting of UK and RoI Section of SIAM

The 2001 ANNUAL MEETING of the
UK and Republic of Ireland Section of SIAM
will be held on
Friday 5th January, 2001
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK.

For further details, including the schedule for the day, please visit:
or e-mail:


From: Pablo Negron <>
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2000 15:05:58 -0400
Subject: Seminar in Puerto Rico on Research in the Mathematical Sciences

XVI Inter-University Seminar on Research in the Mathematical Sciences
February 23-24, 2001
University of Puerto Rico, Humacao, PR/USA
The 16th Inter-University Seminar on Research in the Mathematical Sciences
(SIDIM for its name in Spanish) will be held at the Humacao Campus of the
University of Puerto Rico during the 23 and 24 of February, 2001. The SIDIM
activities will include:
a) a talk by Joseph Gallian, University of Minnesota, Duluth, for students;
b) a poster session for undergraduate and graduate students;
c) plenary talks by J. Gallian and Susan Landau, Sun Microsystems
d) several parallel sessions of contributed talks in the general areas of
pure and applied mathematics, computer science, statistics and mathematics
e) exhibition booths with books, computers, and recruiters from universities
with graduate programs.
Abstracts for contributed talks or posters should be sent by email to in any one of the standard formats: TeX, Latex
(preferred), MS Word, Word Perfect, etc., or in diskette to the following
address: SIDIM 2001, Attn: Pablo V. Negr


From: Brigitte Toro <>
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2000 20:08:47 +0000
Subject: Short Course on Hyperbolic Conservation Laws


With application to:


Place: BARCELONA, Spain, Avenida Hotel Palace
Date: Monday 2nd to Friday 6th April 2001
Lecturer: Professor E. F. Toro, OBE
Organisers: Numeritek Limited UK

COST: students #450, academics #900, non-academics #1200.
There will be a 10% reduction if registered before 31st January 2001.
In addition to tuitions and a set of lecture notes, each participant will
receive, free of charge, a copy of the full software library
"NUMERICA, a Library of Source Codes for Teaching Research
and Applications", worth #1300. Details of the software are
found on

CONTENTS include: Basics on conservation laws and numerical
methods; exact and approximate Riemann solvers, the upwind
method of Godunov and high-order variants such MUSCL-
Hancock, PLM, GRP and WAF; TVD methods; approximate Riemann
solvers include: Roe's method, Osher-Solomon, Harten-Lax-van
Leer (HLL) and the HLLC variant; Flux Vector Splitting; Schemes
for source terms and multi-dimensions. Special topics include:
centred methods, non-coservative methods, ENO schemes, ADER
schemes,gridding approaches, implicit methods, application
to multi-phase flows.

PARTICIPANTS who would benefit from the course include: research
scientists and engineers in industry, research laboratories,
consultancy and academic orgainisations; post-doctoral research
assistants and PhD students;academics involved in teaching and
research on numerical methods,fluid dynamics and mathematical modelling.
The course may also be useful to scientists in managerial positions,
who would benefit from exposure to modern computational techniques
and their potential benefits to industry.

TUTORIALS. Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop to
actively participate in practical sesions using NUMERICA.

THE LECTURER is author of more than 100 research publications,
including two textbooks,e.g. "Riemann Solvers and Numerical Methods
for Fluid Dynamics". Second Edition, 624 pages. Springer-Verlag,
1999, ISBN 3-540-65996-8. See Amazon Customer Reviews:

FURTHER DETAILS on the course are available on
Please send inquiries to:

We look forward to hearing from you.

Brigitte Toro


From: Kai Helms <>
Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2000 17:58:54 +0100
Subject: GAMM Seminar on Construction of Grid Generation Algorithms

Second announcement
Dear colleagues,
on February 1st to 3rd, 2001, the=20

17th GAMM-Seminar Leipzig on
Construction of Grid Generation Algorithms

will be held at the Max-Planck-Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences.

Chairmanship: Wolfgang Hackbusch (Leipzig)
Ulrich Langer (Linz)

Location: Max-Planck-Institute
for Mathematics in the Sciences,
Leipzig, Germany

Invited speakers: Markus Gross (Z=FCrich, Switzerland)
Joachim Sch=F6berl (Linz, Austria)
Mark S. Shephard (Troy, USA)

For more information, please visit our website

With best regards,

Kai Helms


From: Dorothee Bonnet <bonnet@CERCA.UMontreal.CA>
Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2000 15:50:24 -0500
Subject: CFD Canada Training Seminar

CFD Canada will conduct training seminar for industrial engineers on Dec.
4th-6th, 2000 at CERCA.

Title: Solving Industrial Problems using Advanced Engineering Software for
Fluid Flow, Heat, Chemical and Stress Analysis

Location: Center for Research on Computation and its Applications -
5160 D=E9carie Blvd., suite 400, Montr=E9al,
Qu=E9bec H3X 2H9, CANADA

This training course provides three days of hands-on training for industrial
engineers and scientists on use of latest software technologies for heat,
flow, stress and transport related problems. Course instructor has over 10
years experience of solving such problems in industrial, consulting and
academic settings. CFD-ACE+ software package from CFDRC
( will be extensively utilized during training. The
registration fee is $ 1450 (CAD) or $970 (USD) which includes supplementary
training materials.

to download tentative program and registration form.

To sign up please fill out registration form fill out registration form on
the back and mail or fax it to CERCA at (514) 369-3880.
For additional information please contact Doroth=E9e Bonnet at=
or email to


From: Bette Byrne <>
Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2000 14:27:07
Subject: ICFD Conference and Bill Morton Prize

26-29 MARCH 2001


Two page abstracts for contributed papers should be submitted by

27 NOVEMBER 2000

stating a preference for oral or poster presentation.

Notification of acceptance will be given by 23 January 2001. Papers accepted
For oral presentation will be required at the meeting for publication in the proceedings,
immediately after the Conference.

For further information see:


From: Roman Wyrzykowski <>
Date: Sat, 18 Nov 2000 00:27:45 +0100
Subject: Conference in Poland on Parallel Processing and Applied Mathematics



Naleczow, Poland
September 9-12, 2001

* Organized in-cooperation with the Society for Industrial and Applied
Mathematics (SIAM).

* PPAM'2001 is a Satellite Event to the FIRST SIAM-EMS Conference,
September 3-6, 2001 Berlin, Germany.

The format of the Fourth International Conference on Parallel Processing and
Applied Mathematics (PPAM'2001) will follow the pattern set by its successful
predecessors, the PPAM'94, PPAM'97 and PPAM'99 conferences, which were held in
Czestochowa, Zakopane and Kazimierz Dolny, respectively. PPAM'2001 is dedicated
to a broad variety of subject areas within parallel and distributed processing,
including theory and applications. The Conference is also intended as an open
forum in the field of applied mathematics. An important goal of PPAM'2001 is to
foster communication and cooperation between communities studying problems
in this field and communities involved in parallel/distributed computations.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited) to:

* Models of parallel/distributed computation
* Parallel/Distributed architectures
* Parallel/Distributed algorithms
* Parallelization and mapping techniques
* Object-oriented methods in parallel/distributed computing
* Software tools and environments for parallel/distributed processing
* Cluster computing and grids
* Numerical methods in general
* Numerical linear algebra
* Methods of solving differential equations
* Optimization methods in general
* Genetic algorithms
* Mathematical and computer methods in mechanics, material processing, biology
and medicine, physics, chemistry, business, environmental modeling, etc.
* Numerical and non-numerical applications of parallel/distributed processing
* HPC for business enterprise computing

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS (tentative list)

- Viktor Decyk University of California, USA
- Ewa Deelman University of Southern California, USA
- Jack Dongarra University of Tennessee and ORNL, USA
- Andrzej Goscinski Deakin University, Australia
- Fred Gustavson IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
- Janusz Kowalik Boeing Company, USA
- Timothy Mattson Intel Corporation, USA
- Charles Norton Jet Propulsion Laboratory of NASA, USA
- Marcin Paprzycki University of Southern Mississippi, USA
- Yousef Saad University of Minnesota, USA
- Horst D. Simon Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
- Boleslaw K. Szymanski Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
- Kevin Theobald University of Delaware, USA
- Denis Trystram University of Grenoble, France
- Jerzy Wasniewski Technical University of Denmark

TUTORIALS (preliminary list)

- Performance analysis and prediction by: Pallas, Germany
- Numerical interval arithmetic by: Bill Walster, SUN, USA
- OpenMP by: Timothy Mattson, Intel Corporation, USA
- Numerical linear algebra, LAPACK


Institute of Mathematics & Computer Science
Technical University of Czestochowa
Dabrowskiego 73
42-200 Czestochowa
Tel./Fax +(48)(34) 3250-331


From: Don Goldfarb <>
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2000 20:30:21 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Faculty Positions at Columbia University

Industrial Engineering and
Operations Research Department
Faculty Positions

The Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research invites
applications for two tenure-track faculty appointments starting July 1, 2001.

We seek individuals with a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering, Operations
Research, or a related field with strong methodological training
and outstanding research ability and potential. Candidates with research
and teaching interests in logistics, electronic commerce and supply chain
management are particularly encouraged to apply. Exceptional candidates
with research and teaching interests in other
areas of industrial engineering and operations research such as
optimization, stochastic systems and financial engineering will also be
considered. Senior candidates must have a distinguished record of achievement.

The appointee is expected to teach both graduate and undergraduate courses,
be actively involved in research, and supervise doctoral students.
Information about the Department is available on our World Wide Web site:

Columbia University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and
especially welcomes applications from qualified women and minorities.
Applicants should send a current resume, at least three reference letters
and copies of publications by January 15, 2001 to:

Chairman, Search Committee, Department of Industrial Engineering and
Operations Research, 331 S.W. Mudd, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027.


From: Jennifer Zhao <>
Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2000 10:44:55 -0500
Subject: Faculty Position at University of Michigan, Dearborn

Tenure Track Position in Applied Mathematics

The University of Michigan-Dearborn ( plans to
fill a tenure-track position starting in September 2001, at the Assistant
Professor level. The position requires a Ph.D. in an area of applied or
computational mathematics by September 2001. A research area of applied
discrete modeling is preferred. Teaching capability in applied mathematics is
required. Excellence in research and teaching are required for tenure.
Interest in developing undergraduate and graduate curricula in applied mathematics,
especially computational mathematics, is desired. The teaching load is 18 credit
hours per academic year. Assistant professors receive one course released time per
year for each of the first three years.


From: Bob Ward <>
Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2000 13:27:06 -0500
Subject: Faculty Position at University of Tennessee

Department of Computer Science
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-3450

The Department of Computer Science seeks to fill a tenure-track
faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate
Professor beginning Fall 2001. Applicants must have a doctoral
degree in Computer Science or a related area. Applicants must
have a strong interest in research. Although preference will be
given to research areas that complement the department's existing
programs, applicants with research interests in any major field in
computer science will be considered.

The Department has numerous, fully networked workstations (SUN,
IBM, SGI, DEC, DELL) for students and faculty. In addition, the
department has parallel computers of various architectures available
in-house, as well as several clusters of high-performance
workstations and Pentium processors connected via high speed
communications. NSF has awarded the department a $2 million grant
to establish a campus-wide computational grid for research on
middleware and applications. The department is or has been a member
of several national consortia including the NSF Science and
Technology Center for Research in Parallel Computing, the DOE
Partnership in Computational Science, and NSF=92s National Partnership
for Advanced Computational Infrastructure. Faculty members
collaborate with scientists at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and
have access to their facilities.

Please respond to The mailing address is Search
Coordinator, Department of Computer Science, 203 Claxton Complex,
1122 Volunteer Blvd., The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
37996-3450. Additional information about the department is available
from URL

UTK is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution
in the provision of its education and employment programs and services.

Bob Ward * Phone: 865-974-5067 *


From: Peter Arbenz <>
Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2000 13:42:28 +0100
Subject: Research Positions at University of Neuchatel and ETH Zurich


Applications are invited for a Ph.D. studentships (research
assistantship) in the Department of Computer Science, University
of Neuchatel and ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

The project aims to extend recent research in the development of
parallel algorithms and efficient numerical tools for solving
large-scale econometric estimation problems. The various
aspects of the research include:

o Development of numerically efficient methods for solving
econometric estimation problems.

o The computational efficient solution of the various matrix
problems arising in the estimation methods.

o Parallelization of the algorithms.

Research is expected to be pursued in the three areas listed
above. The weight of research carried out into each topic will
depend on the skills of the researcher(s).

Applicants should be able to demonstrate good knowledge in two
of the following: Parallel Computing, Numerical Linear Algebra,
and Econometrics & Statistics (Linear Models). The working
language will be English.

Requests for further details and application in the form of CV
(ascii, ps or pdf files - NO word documents) should be directed

Erricos J. Kontoghiorghes <>
Peter Arbenz <>


From: Bruno Sportisse <>
Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2000 15:39:54 +0100
Subject: Postdoctoral Positions at Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees

Two postdoctoral positions.
INRIA Cooperative Research Action COMODE (COupling MOdels and Data for Environment)
Web site:

Two postdoctoral positions of ten months are opened in the INRIA C.R.A
COMODE from November 2000. The objective of the action is to investigate the
use of adjoint models and to develop new methods for inverse modeling and data
assimilation mainly in atmospheric sciences. The generic theme is the search for
"optimal observations" (how to choose the location of a measurement
network ? what measurements to do ?).

The first post-doc deals with atmospheric chemistry (common project
between the Air team at ENPC, Paris, and CERFACS in Toulouse). The second
post-doc deals with radiative transfer (common project between the Air Project, INRIA
Paris, and the Air Team, ENPC, Paris).

Motivated candidates must have experience in any or all of the following
computational science
atmospheric sciences
differentiation tools
adjoint modeling

These positions are immediately available.

For consideration, send a complete CV by e-mail to :
Bruno Sportisse
Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees
Cite Descartes
F 77455 Champs sur Marne, FRANCE
tel : 33 1 64 15 35 77
fax : 33 1 64 15 37 64


From: E. F. Toro <>
Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2000 16:04:59 +0000
Subject: Postdoctoral Position at Manchester Metropolitan University


A post-doctoral research fellow/assistant is required for a period of
18 months, to carry out research on numerical methods for two-phase flows,
in the context of nuclear reactor safefy.

The position has arisen as a result of a succesful bid for a FRAME V European
project. This involves nine European partner organizations. The project, called
ASTAR, has the objective of developing advanced three-dimensional two-phase flow
simulation tools for application to reactor safety. Periodic progress meetings
will be held in various European countries and thus some travelling will be involved.

Candidates are expected have completed a PhD in applied/computational mathematics,
with a strong component on the numerical analysis of hyperbolic conservation laws.
It also expected that candidates be familiar with the physics of compressible
flows, shock waves and mathematical modelling of multiphase flows. The ideal
candidate will have experience with finite volume high-resolution upwind methods
of the Godunov type and as well as a good, recent, publication record in reputable
international journals.

Further particulars can be obtained from Professor E. F. Toro,
Department of Computing and Mathematics, Manchester Metropolitan
University, Manchester, M1 5GD, UK. Tel. +44 (0) 161 247 3593


From: Klaus Rheinberger <>
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2000 15:15:06 +0100
Subject: Thesis at the Univ.-Clinic Innsbruck

Thesis at the Univ.-Clinic Innsbruck
Financial support: 800 Euro per month + social security
Topic: "Flow and Pressure Simulation in the Lungs"

Candidates background: The candidate for this thesis should have a good
programming background. Knowledge on aerodynamics is desirable but not condition.

Additional information: Different simulation models of the lungs should
be investigated (a lumped parameter model and an aerodynamic model of
the upper airways based on CT-data and V-p-measurements of the lung
segments). We use ACSL and FIDAP-FLUENT for our simulations. Previous
knowledge about these software packages is not necessary. Flow
experiments in pig lungs will be used to validate the simulations.

Contact: Prof. Dr. Anton Amann, University Clinic for Anesthesia and
General Intensive Care, Anichstr. 35, A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria, phone
+43-512-504-4636, e-mail


From: George Anastassiou <>
Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2000 14:07:55 -0600
Subject: Contents, Journal of Computational Analysis and Application

Table of Contents:JoCAAA,Vol.2,No.4,2000

1)"A new critical behavior for nonlinear Wave Equations",Qi S.Zhang,277.

2)"A new ADI scheme for solving three-dimensional Parabolic Equations
with first-order derivatives and variable coefficients",W.Dai and

3)"Stability of Spherical Hermite Interpolation using Radial basis
functions",Z.Luo and J.Levesley,.....309.

4)"Computing eigenvalues of Lommel type equations by the sampling

5)"The Sampling Theorem and Several Equivalent Results in Analysis",
J.R.Higgins,G.Schmeisser,and J.J.Voss,...333.


From: Oleg Burdakov <>
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2000 12:45:28 +0100 (MET)
Subject: Contents, Optimization Methods and Software

Table of Contents
Optimization Methods and Software (OMS)
Volume 14, Number 3 (December, 2000) - a part of the 2001 subscription block

Z.-Q. Luo, J.F. Sturm and S. Zhang,
Conic convex programming and self-dual embedding

C. Zopounidis and M. Doumpos
Building additive utilities for multi-group hierarchical
discrimination: the M.H.DIS method

Forthcoming papers and complete table of contents for the journal OMS:

Instructions for authors, subscription information, free sample copies:

Latex style files:


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