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XFEM2011 ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Partition of Unity Enrichment and Applications

Dear colleagues,

Apologies for cross postings.

The second ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on the eXtended Finite Element
Method (XFEM) will take place in Cardiff (Cardiff University) in the
period 29 June - 1 July 2011. [see for

We would like to invite you and your students to submit original
research contributions in the area of partition of unity enrichment.
In particular, we welcome contributions to the following topics:

-         Mathematical foundations, a priori error estimates, modified
XFEMs, cut-off
-         Enforcement of constraints for enriched approximations, e.g.
boundary conditions on moving interfaces, hanging nodes, mixed
methods, coupling with moving meshes
-         Comparison with competing methods (meshless, discrete/lattice, damage)
-         Multiscale methods (e.g. coupling with molecular dynamics,
ab initio, etc.)
-         Preconditioners and iterative solvers, parallel and high
performance computing implementations in particular with domain
decomposition and model order reduction techniques
-         Coupled problems: fluid/fluid, fluid-structure, multi-field
-         (Goal oriented) error estimation and adaptivity
-         Space-time formulations
-         Generic implementation aspects
-         Applications of the method to structural
mechanics/materials/image based modeling, biomechanics, etc.
-         Industrial applications

Papers by PhD students will be considered separately within the Best
PhD Paper Competition. These will be judged based on the abstract as
well as the presentation provided on the day of the conference by the
Scientific Committee.

The deadline for early expression of interest is September 30th 2010.
Abstracts will be due on January 17, 2011.

IMPORTANT: The conference chairmen are interested in gauging the interest in a
two day pre-conference short course on the extended finite element
method and enriched meshfree methods for MSc and PhD students (to
continue the series of courses presented in

Please could you email stephane.bordas @ to
express interest before September 30th 2011.


Stéphane P.A. Bordas, Professor
Director Institute of Modelling & Simulation in Mechanics & Materials
School of Engineering
Cardiff University, Queen's Buildings
The Parade, CARDIFF CF24 3AA, Wales, UK.

Tel +44 (0)29 20875941.  Room number S/1.03.

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