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IMA Tutorial
Software for PDEs
April 21-25, 1997

Organizer: Petter E. Bjørstad (Stanford University)

Schedule

The purpose of this tutorial/workshop is to discuss actual software for the numerical solution of PDEs with realistic demonstrations of the software by international experts that have been directly involved in the software development.

Thus, the workshop will introduce and demonstrate the software to the IMA visitors, postdocs, and other participants as well as provide a forum for the exchange of ideas BETWEEN the workshop participants on the design of and user requirements for this type of software system.

The emphasis is NOT on large-scale commercial packages, such as, for example, NASTRAN and ANSYS (for structural analysis) but more on special and/or general purpose systems that can be used in research and development as well as in teaching at universities.

This workshop precedes the workshops

April 28--May 2: Grid Generation and Adaptive Algorithms, May 12--16: Parallel Processing of Discrete Problems, June 9--13: Parallel Solution of PDE

and should give the IMA HPC visitors and participants a good background for these events as well.

Each software system will be allocated a half day in the workshop. Each such session will contain:

  1. A lecture by one of the developers giving an overview of the software, its use and limitations.
  2. A demonstration of the software (advanced application) by one of the developers
  3. Some simple application exercise using the software that can be tried/carried out by the participants
  4. A general discussion among the participants of the software system, including Q/A based on the experience gained.

All SW packages will be installed on the IMA computer system before the workshop. An SGI workstation will be available in the auditorium with suitable projection to a large screen for the participants. It is assumed that the presentations will include `live' computer demonstrations.

The last day will be used to discuss future developments of SW for PDEs and summarize the first four days.

Tutorial Schedule

Text-only version of this schedule

SCHEDULE for MONDAY, APRIL 21
8:30 am Welcome  
8:45 am Stefan Turek ,
University of Heidelberg
The FEAT software
9:30 am Break  
9:45 am An Application example using FEAT  
10:15 am An exercise using FEAT  
10:30 am Individual work and discussions  
12:00 pm Lunch  
1:30 pm Review of the FEAT exercise  
1:45 pm Hans Petter Langtangen,
University of Oslo
The DIFFPACK software
2:30 pm Break  
2:45 pm An application example using DIFFPACK  
3:15 pm An exercise using DIFFPACK  
2:45 pm Individual work and discussions  
SCHEDULE for TUESDAY, APRIL 22
8:30 am Review of the DIFFPACK exercise  
8:45 am Olivier Pironneau,
University Pierre et Marie Curie
The FreeFEM software
9:30 am Break  
9:45 am An application example using FreeFEM  
10:15 am An exercise using FreeFEM  
10:30 am Individual work and discussions  
12:00 pm Lunch  
1:30 pm Review of the FreeFEM exercise  
1:45 pm Lars Langemyr,
COMSOL
The MATLAB PDE software
2:30 pm Break  
2:45 pm An Application example using MATLAB  
3:15 pm An exercise using MATLAB  
3:30 pm Individual work and discussions  
SCHEDULE for WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23
8:30 am Review of the MATLAB exercise  
8:45 am Hidehiro Fujio,
NEC
The FEEL software
9:30 am Break  
9:45 am An Application example using FEEL  
10:15 am An exercise using FEEL  
10:30 am Individual work and discussions  
12:00 pm Lunch  
1:30 pm Review of the FEEL exercise  
1:45 pm Barry Smith,
Argonne National Laboratory
The PETSc software
2:30 pm Break
 
2:45 pm An Application example using PETSc  
3:15 pm An exercise using PETSc  
3:30 pm Steven Parker,
University of UTAH
SCIRun
4:30 pm Individual work and discussions  
SCHEDULE for THURSDAY, APRIL 24
8:30 am Review of the PETSc exercise  
8:45 am Randy Bank ,
University of California at San Diego
The PLTMG software
9:30 am Break  
9:45 am An application example using PLTMG  
10:15 am An exercise using PLTMG  
10:30 am Individual work and discussions  
12:00 pm Lunch  
1:30 pm Review of the PLTMG exercise  
1:45 pm Henrik Rentz-Reichert,
University of Stuttgart
The UG software
2:30 pm Break  
2:45 pm An Application example using UG  
3:15 pm An exercise using UG  
3:30 pm Individual work and discussions  
SCHEDULE for FRIDAY, APRIL 25
8:30 am Review of the UG exercise  
8:45 am Lessons learned A 10 minute summary from each of the 8 software packages. Presented by the developers.
10:00 am Break  
10:30 am PDE software for the 21st century: A panel discussion  
11:30 am Tutorial/Workshop close  

 

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