Advanced School on Immersed Methods

An Eurotech and EMI workshop


WhenMonday 6 November - Thursday 9 November 2017
WhereTU/e Campus, Ceres Building, Room 0.31


Course description

The Advanced School on Immersed Methods aims to provide the participants with an introduction and comprehensive overview of the field of immersed methods (e.g., the finite cell method, cutFEM, immersogeometric analysis) and their applications in fluid and solid mechanics. Immersed methods are powerful tools for solving mechanical and multi-physics problems on complex domains. The pivotal idea of these methods is to embed the complex physical domain in a larger embedding domain of simple geometry, which allows for structured meshes on which the solution fields are interpolated using higher-order bases. This approach eliminates the time-consuming and error-prone process of generating conforming meshes. Special care is required for the numerical integration of elements that intersect the boundary by means of advanced quadrature schemes. Boundary conditions are weakly imposed as the traditional strong enforcement of boundary conditions is not possible.

The course has a workload of 2 ECTS


Alexander Düster  (Hamburg University of Technology)
Stefan Kollmannsberger (Technical University of Munich)
Mats Larson (Umeå University)
Ernst Rank (Technical University of Munich)
Martin Ruess (University of Glasgow)
Benedikt Schott (Technical University of Munich)
Ole Sigmund (Technical University of Denmark)
Clemens Verhoosel (Eindhoven University of Technology)

Poster session

A poster session will take place on the first day of the course and serves as an informal gathering to get acquainted with other participants. The poster should provide a clear view of the students' research project and challenges. Participation in the poster session is highly recommended and is open to all registrants.


The course fee is € 100 for students from universities in the EuroTech alliance (DTU, EPFL, TU/e, TUM) and € 150 for students from other universities. For participants from industry a fee of € 300 is charged. The fee includes participation, lunches, coffee breaks and the course dinner on the Tuesday evening.

The fee can be paid at IBAN NL42RABO0158249658. Please enter your registration name and the code 357001 otherwise we can not check your payment. You will receive a confirmation of payment.


 Registration is possible up to Friday 15 September 2017 through this Registration form.


 A booklet with all relevant information can be found here.