We welcome our new employee in the computer-based simulation group

10 Juni 2024

We are pleased to welcome our new member to the Computer-based Simulation group (Prof. Popp):

Ms. Dharini Balachandran will work on the project "Stable discretization methods and scalable solvers for embedded fiber/solid coupling” funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft). In her research, she will investigate the construction of stable Lagrange multiplier spaces for the mixed-dimensional coupling of slender fibers embedded into three-dimensional solid continua. Furthermore, she will devise algebraic multigrid methods tailored to the arising saddle-point system to be used as scalable preconditioners for the resulting linear systems. This project builds upon our prior work on mixed-dimensional fiber/continuum coupling and will extend existing regularized constraint enforcement to the case of exact constraint enforcement with Lagrange multipliers.

We warmly welcome Dharini and wish her a successful start to her new job!