Geometric Modelling, Numerical Simulation, and Optimization:
ThisbookpresentscurrentactivitiesoftheDepartmentofAppliedMathem- ics at SINTEF, the largest independent research organisation in Scandinavia. Thebookcontains?fteenpaperscontributedbyemployeesandfellowpartners from collaborating institutions. The research and development work within the department is focused on threemainsubjectareas,andthestructureofthebookre?ectsthisclustering: Part I Geometric Modelling Part II Numerical Simulation Part III Optimization Addressing Mathematics for Industry and Society, each contribution - scribesaproblemsettingthatisofpracticalrelevanceinoneofthethreeareas and communicates the authors’ own experiences in tackling these problems. The papers are written in a tutorial style, understandable for non-specialist researchers and students. The goal is to highlight the importance of ma- ematics for practical issues by providing material for educational purposes, such as a course or seminar on mathematical topics of industrial and societal relevance. To ensure the scienti?c quality of the contributions to this volume, each paper was carefully reviewed by several international experts. Special thanks go to all authors and referees, without whom making this book would not have been possible. Last but not least, the friendly and e?ective collabo- tion with Springer Verlag through Martin Peters and Ute McCrory is kindly appreciated.
Presents highlights from contract research at the Department of Applied Mathematics at SINTEFContributions are written in a tutorial style