The analysis and proper description of material behavior in multi-scales, ranging from molecular behavior to the continuum approach have become a regular engineering task. Multi-scale and multi-domain problems have extended enormously the range of problems that engineers are tackling. Computational mechanical engineers at the Center have been developing and writing FEM, BEM and DEM codes and other numerical schemes to describe a significant list of engineering problems, including:
- the dynamic response of multi-domain systems, such as soil-structure interaction, fluid-structure interaction, soil-fluid-structure interaction;
- wave propagation in fluids, elastic, viscoelastic and poro-elastic materials;
- vibration analysis of nano-facilities;
- problems at the interface between the biosphere and the fossil oil reservoirs in offshore operations.