farhatMICDE Seminar: Charbel Farhat

Charbel Farhat is the Vivian Church Hoff Professor of Aircraft Structures, Chairman of the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Director of the Army High Performance Computing Research Center, and Director of the of the King Abdullah City of Science and Technology Center of Excellence for Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University. He is a member of the National Academy of engineering, a Fellow of AIAA, ASME, IACM, SIAM, and USACM, and a designated Highly Cited Author in Engineering by the ISI Web of Knowledge. He was knighted by the Prime Minister of France in the Order of Academic Palms and awarded the Medal of Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Academiques. He is also the recipient of many other professional and academic distinctions including the Lifetime Achievement Award from ASME, the Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Award from AIAA, the John von Neumann Medal from USACM, the Gauss-Newton Medal from IACM, the Gordon Bell Prize and Sidney Fernbach Award from IEEE, and the Modeling and Simulation Award from DoD. Recently, he was selected by the US Navy as a Primary Key-Influencer, flown by the Blue Angels during Fleet Week 2014, and appointed to the Air Force Science Advisory Board.

Recent Advances in Parametric Nonlinear Model Reduction
3:00 p.m., Friday, February 26, 2016
1200 EECS (1301 Beal Ave.)

Parametric, projection-based, Model Order Reduction (MOR) is a mathematical tool for constructing a parametric reduced-order model by projecting a given parametric high-dimensional counterpart onto a reduced-order basis. It is rapidly becoming indispensable for a large number of applications including, among others, computational-based design and optimization, multiscale analysis, statistical analysis, uncertainty quantification, and model predictive control. It is also essential for scenarios where real-time simulation responses are desired. During the last two decades, linear, projection-based, parametric MOR has matured and made a major impact in many fields of engineering including electrical engineering, acoustics, structural acoustics and structural dynamics, to name only a few. By comparison, nonlinear, projection-based, parametric MOR remains somehow in its infancy. Nevertheless, giant strides have been recently achieved in many of its theoretical, algorithmic, and offline/online organizational aspects. The main purpose of this lecture is to highlight some of these advances, discuss their mathematical and computer science underpinnings, and most importantly, report on their significant impact for an important class of problems in aerodynamics, fluid mechanics, nonlinear solid mechanics and structural dynamics, failure analysis, multiscale analysis, uncertainty quantification, and design optimization.


This seminar is Co-Sponsored by the U-M Department of Mechanical Engineering