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The European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry (ECMI) was founded in 1986 by leading groups of mathematicians in Europe for the following scopes:
i) direct involvement of mathematicians in R&D activities;
ii) international cooperation at a European scale;
iii) education of industrial mathematicians to meet the growing demand for such experts.
ECMI 2000 shows that ECMI has offered a unique example of effective international cooperation thanks to the financial support of the European Framework programmes. In particular they have helped ECMI establishing a set of Special Interest Groups to favour interaction with industry. This volume includes minisymposia about their activities, in particular microelectronics, glass, polymers, finance, traffic, and textiles. Applied mathematicians and other professionals working in academia or industry will find the book to be a useful and stimulating source of mathematical applications related to industrial problems.
Why do we do “Industrial Mathematics”? Some Comments on Reasons once Given by Alan Tayler.- From Nucleation to Large Aggregates: the Growth of Filamentary.- State of the Art Simulations of High Intense Particle Beams in Complicated Accelerator Structures.- Effective Buckley-Leverett Equations by Homogenization.- Trading Volume in Models of Financial Derivatives.- Two-Scale Asymptotics for Shastic Volatility Models.- Non-Probabilistic Jump Modelling for Financial Derivatives.- Mass Gravity Flows Modelling.- Recent Results in the Dynamics of Liquid Dispersions.- Some New Results on the Flow of Waxy Crude Oils in a Loop.- Image Restoration Problems for New-Generation Telescopes.- Image Processing for Digital Still Cameras.- Multiwavelets and Image Processing.- ICT and Effective Learning.- An Advanced Tool for Authoring Multimedia Presentation.- Evolutionary Music and Fitness Functions.- The User “InterActs” with the Web: Integrating Active Study Tools in a Web-Based Instruction System.- Applications of the Self-Organizing Networks in Document Categorization.- On a Class of Large Size Planar Discrete Velocity Models for Gas Mixtures.- Time-Depending Solutions to Spherical Harmonic Equations for Semiconductor Devices.- A Comparison Between Bulk Solutions to the Boltzmann Equation and the Spherical Harmonic Model for Silicon Devices.- An Extended Fluid-Dynamical Model Describing Electron Transport in Semiconductors.- Monte Carlo Verification of an Extended Hydrodynamic Model Describing Charge Carrier Transport in Semiconductors.- Modeling of Quantum Ballistic Transport in Electron Waveguide Devices.- Carrier Transport in Silicon Dioxide using the Spherical-Harmonics Expansion of the BTE.- Front-Fixing Modeling of Directional Solidification in Microgravity Conditions.- Computational Model for Solidification Process of a Binary Alloy.- Numerical Study for Solutal Convection in Liquid Alloy by Spectral and Finite Volume Approximations.- Equipment and Process Modelling of Industrial Crystal Growth Using the Finite Volume Codes CrysVUn and STHAMAS.- Optimal Design of Thermo-Electrical Flanges.- Numerical Simulation of the Plunger Velocity.- Advanced Transport Modelling in a Microelectronics Company: Status and Perspectives.- Energy Transport Model for Silicon Semiconductors Derived from the Non Parabolic Band Hydrodynamical Model Based on the Maximum Entropy Principle.- Neural Networks with Higher Level Architecture for Bipolar Device Modeling.- Multirate Methods in Electrical Circuit Simulation.- An Accelerated Poincaré-Map Method for Finding the PSS of Autonomous Oscillators.- Iterative Solution of Linear Systems in Circuit Simulation.- Travelling Waves in a Linearly Stable, Optimal-Velocity Model of Road Traffic.- Discovering of Synchronized Flow as a New Traffic Phase and Related Problems for Traffic Flow Modeling.- Gipps’ Model of Highway Traffic.- Asymptotic Methods for Air-Flow Around Fibers.- A Continuum Model for the Carding Machine.- Central Schemes for Balance Laws.- High Resolution Nonoscillatory Central Difference Schemes for the 2D Euler Equations via Artificial Compression.- Numerical Solution of the Non Homogeneous Fokker-Planck-Landau Equation.- Multiscale Hyperbolic Equations: Numerical Approximation and Applications.- Similarity and Numerical Analysis of a Singular Moving Boundary Hyperbolic Problem.- Quantum Kinetic Equation Including Phonon Scattering.- On a Variational Approach to the Time Evolution of the Mean Field Polaron.- Wavefronts in Photoexcited Semiconductor Superlattices.- Nonlinear Transport in Semiconductor Superlattices.- Periodic Recycling and Motion of Wavefronts in a Model of the Gunn Effect with Saturating Current Characteristics.- Shastic Simulation of Nonisothermal Crystallization of Polymers.- Modeling and Simulating the Crystallization of Polymers via a Many-Particle System.- Flow-Induced Deformation of Drops.- Expanding the Industrial Use of Linear Viscoelastic Material Functions.- Postponing Polymer Processing Instabilities.- Thermally Induced Flow Front Instabilities in Injection Moulding.- Estimation of Flood Risks in Urban Areas — The Curb as a Challenge for SWE.- Towards a Two-dimensional Modelling Element in River Flow Simulation Systems.- The Lattice Boltzmann Method for Two-Phase Flows and Applications to Filtration Processes.- Mathematical Modelling — a Challenging Course.- Solving Industrial Problems — Learning by Doing.- Recent Developments and Open Problems in Composites Materials Manufacturing.- Non—Isothermal Mathematical Model of Wood and Paper Drying.- Tuning of Fuzzy Systems as an Ill-Posed Problem.- Estimation Problems for a Crystallization Process Modelled by a Dynamic Germ-Grain Model.- Some Mathematical Problems in the Designing of Subsoil Decontamination by Bioventing.- Power Invariant Vector Compaction Based on Bit Clustering and Temporale Partitioning.- Production Planning in a Multiproduct Batch Plant Under Uncertainty.- Programming Numerical Sensitivity Analysis of Ordinary Differential Equations.- Fast-Marching Approach for the Simulation of Directional Etching Processes.- Coupled Frequencies of a Fluid in Closed Circular Cylindrical Rigid Tank with an Elastic Annular Plate in its Roof.- Numerical Treatment of Optimal Control Problems with Differential-Algebraic Equations and Applications to Virtual Test-drives.- Different Collision-Dominated Regimes for Chemically Reacting Gases.- Optimal Shape Design and Optimal Sizing of Industrial Components.- Mathematical and Numerical Modelling of Three-Phase Flows in Pipelines.- A Fast Nearest Neighbour Algorithm.- Mathematical Modelling of LD-Steelmaking Process.- Efficiency Analysis of Production Systems.- A New Finite Difference Scheme for the Boltzmann — Poisson System on Semiconductor Devices.- An Explicit Kinetic Model for Traffic Flow.- A Nonlinear Nonviscous Hydrodynamical Model for Change Transport Derived from Kinetic Theory.- A Penalty Scheme for Solving American Option Problems.- Evaporative and Topographical Effects in Coating Flows.- Homogenization for Viscoelastic Composites with Prescribed Interface Jumps in Displacements and Stresses.- Inverse Modeling of Sedimentary Basins.- Nonlinear Pulse Propagation in Blood Flow Problems.- A Numerical Method for Quantum Billiards with an Application to Waveguides.- Inverse Design of an Axis-Symmetric Diffuser.- Blended Lobatto Methods with Variable Numerical Damping in Multibody Dynamics.- An Asymptotic Method for a Conjugate Heat Transfer Problem.- Relations Between the Motion-Responses Caused by Fixed and Moving Loads Acting on Discretely Supported Strings and Beams.- Color Plates.