Selected Research Topics

  • Nonlinear finite element modelling of surface- and volume coupled problems
  • Fluid-structure interaction (FSI)
  • Thermo-structure interaction (TSI)
  • Coupled multi-physics problems with contact phenomena
  • Monolithic & partitioned coupling schemes
  • Non-matching interface discretizations / Mortar methods
  • Arbitrary-Lagrangian-Eulerian (ALE) methods
  • Fixed-Grid (XFEM, CutFEM) schemes
  • Electrochemistry, poroelasticity, ...
  • Iterative solvers & preconditioners for multi-physics problems


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Key Publications

  • Fang, R., Farah, P., Popp, A., Wall, W.A. (2018): A monolithic, mortar-based interface coupling and solution scheme for finite element simulations of lithium-ion cells, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, published online, DOI doi.png
  • Farah, P., Vuong, A.-T., Wall, W.A., Popp, A. (2016): Volumetric coupling approaches for multiphysics simulations on non-matching meshes, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 108:1550-1576
  • Klöppel, T., Popp, A., Küttler, U., Wall, W.A. (2011): Fluid-structure interaction for non-conforming interfaces based on a dual mortar formulation, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 200:3111-3126