2017 - 2018 seminar series
All University of Bristol academics and researchers are welcome to attend the seminar series. Tea, coffee and cake is provided.
24.11.17 Radial basis function-generated finite differences (RBF-FD)
Radial Basis Function (RBF) methods are becoming increasingly popular as a meshfree methodology, from fitting data to numerically solving differential equations. These methods offer many inherent properties such as geometric flexibility, opportunities for non-uniform resolution and advantageous trade-offs between accuracy and computational costs.
In this talk, we introduce the use of RBFs for the solution of differential equations through the local formulation (also known as RBF-FD), which can be interpreted as a natural generalization of Finite Differences (FD). By supplementing multivariate polynomials with RBFs (or using RBFs only) to generate the stencil weights, structured grids become unnecessary. Instead, using scattered nodes greatly improves the geometric flexibility, allowing for local refinement and effective handling of curved boundaries. We discuss some of its features and provide examples of application.
31.08.17 - 01.09.17 Surface and Internal Waves Special Interest Group Conference
Programme of Events
- The key open questions in surface wave and internal wave physics
- Potential interaction between surface and internal wave sub-disciplines
- Drivers of industrial interest
10.30am - Discussion of industry priorities and their marriage to scientific goals
11am - Refreshments
11.30am - ‘Match-making for Grant-making’
12.30pm - Lunch
1.30pm - ‘If I might propose…’: 10-minute team talks presenting their EPSRC-relevant ideas
2.30pm - Round table discussion
3pm - Closing remarks & refreshments