Virtual participation: Zoom details available here
Speaker: Professor Philip Cardiff, University College Dublin
Title: "The finite volume method for multiphysics applications"
Abstract: The quest for accurate, efficient and robust solutions to multiphysics problems is a paramount challenge in the ever-evolving landscape of scientific and engineering simulations. This talk delves into the foundational principles of the finite volume method for providing approximate solutions to boundary value problems, including grid arrangements, solution methodology, and spatio-temporal discretisation. Details of implementation in open-source software OpenFOAM are also discussed. Finally, the approach’s applicability is demonstrated in various multiphysics applications, such as additive manufacturing, fluid-solid interactions, and cardiovascular electro-mechanics.