Our group attended for the first time the European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering (ECCOMAS Congress 2022) in its 8th edition which took place in Oslo during the second week of June. This year’s congress is hosted by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), together with SINTEF and the Nordic Association for Computational Mechanics in Engineering (NOACM).
With almost 2000 delegates attending this year and up to 31 simultaneous parallel sessions ECCOMAS is one of the biggest European forums for computational mechanics researchers. The scope of the conference includes all research aspects of Numerical Methods and Computer Simulations in Engineering.
The range of research fields includes among others fluid dynamics, solid mechanics, fluid-solid interaction, digital twins, artificial intelligence, computational and theoretical aspects of the computations, and more related to fusion a whole mini-symposium entitled “Optimal Control and parameter estimation for plasmas” and several scattered talks on plasma, multi-physics and radiation.
Our team member Pedro Bonilla presented his talk “Multi-physics simulation of heat harvest in fusion reactors with Alya HPC software” emphasising the computational benefits of the strategy developed at Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) for coupling the fluid dynamics and the heat transfer modules. He also took the opportunity to introduce the group work to the community and the FusionCAT consortium, which is financing this work.
The FusionCAT project (001-P-001722) has been 50% co-financed with € 1.960.963,66 by the European Fund for Regional Development of the European Union within the framework of the 2014-2020 ERDF Operational Program of Catalonia, with the support of the Generalitat of Catalonia.