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Postgraduate Courses

The Institute of Computational Mechanics and Optimization (Co.Mec.O) supports undergraduate and postgraduate courses (Professor Georgios E. Stavroulakis). Description of the postgraduate courses:

Advanced Topics in Computational Mechanics (MPD 157)

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Description

Advanced topics in computational mechanics. Variational formulations, linear and nonlinear finite element methods, introduction to boundary element techniques. Homework and laboratory with the usage of commercial and open source software.

Various topics for diploma and graduate theses are available on request.

Literature

Lecture notes and homework assignments, using MATLAB codes or other open source software, are partially available through the e-class page of the T.U.C.

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Optimal design for materials and structures (MPD 177)

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Description

Classical and modern structural optimization techniques. Model parametrization, sensitivity analysis, elements of numerical optimization, structural optimization and applications. Extension to inverse analysis and parameter identification, design of active structures and topology optimization.

Various topics for diploma and graduate theses are available on request.

Literature

Lecture notes and homework assignments, using MATLAB codes or other open source software, are partially available through the e-class page of the T.U.C.

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Nonsmooth mechanics and optimization (MPD 158)

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Description

Nonsmooth analysis, and optimization with applications on mechanics. Nonsmoothness means the lack of derivative in the classical sense. The models are connected with convex and nonconvex analysis, variational and hemivariational inequalities as well as linear and nonlinear complementarity problems. The results are used for the study of unilateral contact problems, elastoplasticity, semipermeability problems, financial models of options and derivatives etc.

Literature

Several research publications of Prof. George E. Stavroulakis are related with this course and are used as lecture notes. Homework assignments and lecture notes are partially available through the e-class page of the T.U.C.

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Further information about the Postgraduate Courses and the admission to an M.S. program you can find to the Graduate Student Handbook of the Dept. of Production and Management Engineering.