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

– Idelsohn SR, Gimenez JM & Nigro NM 2019, ‘Multifluid flows with weak and strong discontinuous interfaces using an elemental enriched space’, Int. J. For Num. Meth. In Fluids, 86, 12, 750 – 769.

– Reyes R, Codina R, Baiges J & Idelsohn S 2019, “Reduced Order Models for thermally coupled low Mach flows”, Advanced Modeling and Simulation in Engineering Sciences; 5.1, p. 28. issn: 2213-7467.

– Gimenez JM, Aguerre HJ, Idelsohn SR & Nigro NM 2019, ‘A second-order in time and space particle-based method to solve flow problems on arbitrary meshes’, Journal Of Computational Physics, 380, 295 – 310.

Idelsohn SR, Oñate E & Becker P 2019, ​“Particle Methods in Computational Fluid Dynamics”, ‘Encyclopedia of Computational Mechanics Second Edition’, edited by Stein E, de Borst R & Hughes TJR. John Wiley & Sons.

Selected research activities

Plenary Lecturer at the Congress on Advanced in Numerical Methods for Simulation, Optimization and Uncertainty Quantification of Coupled Physical Problems. Boulder, Colorado, USA.

Keynote Lecturer at the 6th European conference on computational mechanics (ECCM 6 )
and 7th European conference on computational fluid dynamics (ECFD 7), Glasgow, UK.

Plenary Lecturer at the  USACM Thematic Conference on Meshfree and Particle Methods: Applications and Theory. Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.

Keynote Lecturer at the 15th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics, Austin, Texas, USA.

Member of the Executive Council of the International Association of Computational Mechanics (1998-2020).

Panel Member of the Evaluation Committee for the Advanced Grants 2018 of the European Research Council (ERC), 2017-2019.

Honorary Chairman of the XXIV Congreso sobre Métodos Numéricos y sus Aplicaciones – ENIEF 2019. Santa Fe, Argentina, 5-7 November 2019.

Selected Semi-Plenary Lecturer to the next 14th World Congress on Computational Mechanics, Paris, France (2020).