Sergio R. Idelsohn

Sergio R. Idelsohn

Centre Internacional de Mètodes Numèrics a Enginyeria

Engineering Sciences

Date and place of birth: November 15, 1947, Paraná (Argentina). Marital status: Married. Three children. Education: Degree: Mechanical Engineer, Universidad Nacional de Rosario (Argentina) 1970. Postgraduate Studies: PhD in Applied Sciences, University of Liege (Belgium) 1974. Adviser: Prof. Fraeijs de Veubeke. Languages: Spanish, French and English. Research Interests: Computational Mechanics, Finite Element Methods in Structural Dynamics, Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer. Present Positions: ICREA Research Professor and Senior Researcher at the International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. Previously : Full-time Professor, National University of Litoral, Santa Fe, Argentina and "Investigador Superior" of CONICET, Argentina.

Research interests

He is a specialist in the numerical simulations of mechanical engineering problems, in particular, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). In the last ten years he developed a new method called the Particle Finite Element Method (PFEM) to solve fluid mechanics problems including free-surface flow, breaking waves and fragmentation. This method becomes very popular to solve problems like ship and harbour designs, melting of metals, erosion, and polymer combustion or magma analysis. Currently he works on solving CFD problems in Real Time using approximation techniques based on particles and solution of turbulent fluid flows via multi-scale approximations.

Selected publications

- Rainald Löhner, Harbir Antil, Sergio R. Idelsohn, Eugenio Oñate 2020, “Detailed simulation of viral propagation in the built environment” Computational Mechanics, 66:1093–1107.

- Rafael Bravo, Pablo Ortiz, Sergio R. Idelsohn, Pablo Becker 2020, “Sediment transport problems by the Particle Finite ElementMethod (PFEM)”. International Journal of Computational Particle Mechanics, 7, 1, 139 - 149.

- Sergio Idelsohn, Eugenio Oñate 2020. “Preface”International Journal of Computational Particle Mechanics, 7, 1.

- Cremonesi, Massimiliano; Franci, Alessandro; Idelsohn, Sergio; Onate, Eugenio 2020, 'A State of the Art Review of the Particle Finite Element Method (PFEM)', Archives Of Computational Methods In Engineering, 27, 1709–1735.

Selected research activities

- "Académico Correspondiente" of the National Academy of Sciences, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

- Elected Member of the Executive Council of the International Association of Computational Mechanics-IACM- for the period 2020-2026

- Elected to be Semi Plenary Lecturer at the World Congress on Computational Mechanics-WCCM-, Paris, France,  2021

- Co-Chair of the 3rd Panamerican Congress on Computational Mechanics-PANACM-21-, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2021

- Invited to be Plenary Lecturer at the VII International Conference on Particle-Base Methods -Particle 2021-, Hamburg, Germany, 2021

- Invited to be Distinguished Lecturer at the 5th Conference on Multi-Scale Computational Methods for Solid and Fluids-ECCOMAS-MSF- Split, Croacia, 2021.