Dr. D. Matignon (Université Fédérale Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées, Frankreich)
Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 15:00
Online Event
TES-Seminar on Energy-based Mathematical Methods and Thermodynamics, --- ---
TES-Seminar on Energy-based Mathematical Methods and Thermodynamics
The numerical simulation of complex open multiphysics systems in Computational Science and Engineering is a challenging topic. Based on energy exchanges, the port-Hamiltonian formalism aims at describing physics in a structured manner. One of the major interests of this approach is its versatility, allowing for coupling and interconnection that preserve this structure. We propose a Finite Element based technique for the structure-preserving discretization of a large class of port-Hamiltonian systems (pHs). Assuming a partitioned structure of the system associated to an integration-by-parts formula, it is possible to derive a consistent weak-formulation sharing the main features of the original boundary-controlled PDE. This allows using Galerkin approximations to obtain finite-dimensional systems that mimic the properties of the original distributed ones; these systems are either ODEs or Differential Algebraic Equations (DAEs). Moreover, the Partitioned Finite Element Method producing sparse matrices enables the use of dedicated algorithms in scientific computing. Indeed, this method can be easily implemented using well-established and robust libraries. This strategy is illustrated by means of physically motivated PDEs with boundary control and observation, either in 2D or in 3D, both linear and non-linear: acoustic waves, Mindlin and Kirchhoff plates, heat equation, Shallow Water equation, Maxwell's equation. Interactive Jupyter notebooks are available, relying on the FEniCS open-source software. Advanced applications include multiphysics problems, e.g. fluid-structure interactions, thermoelasticity, and modular modelling of complex systems, e.g. multibody dynamics.
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