Creating a multi-disciplinary team for a reliable solution
of nonlinear problems of mechanics

ESF project no. CZ.1.07/2.3.00/20.0070, 2011 - 2014

The goal of the project is to create an excellent research team working in the important field of the reliable modelling of nonlinear problems of mechanics and geomechanics. Members of our team will be participating in international cooperation and their results will be presented to academic and scientific workers as well as students in the Czech Republic and abroad.

Our team consists of young researchers (postdocs) and PhD students working under the guidance of two foreign specialists: doc. Jan Valdman, who is a reintegrating Czech scientist and an expert in the field of reliable numerical solutions of nonlinear problems in mechanics, and Prof. Marek Kwasniewski, who is a world respected expert in the field of laboratory material research.

Three international workshops and a conference will be organized by the SPOMECH project in the period from July 2011 to June 2014 bringing together local and foreign specialists from the project research areas. The qualification of academic and scientific workers will be increased by organizing courses provided by leading experts. University students with interests in mathematical modelling will be invited to participate in courses and series of lectures. Members of SPOMECH will also guide MSc and PhD students from Ostrava.