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Mathematics for the glass industry : computing and analysis

Objective

Industry as a whole is facing ever more complicated problems where mathematics appears a key technology in solving them. For the glass industry there is the additional problem that modeling has not been used enough as of yet. This proposal aims at stimulating mathematical modeling for this branch of industry. It appears moreover a rich and extremely interesting area, where mathematical research should be done, much to the benefit of both disciplines!
The objectives of this network therefore are :
( i) mapping out the research areas where mathematics and computing can contribute to obtaining a proper insight in glass manufacturing processes for innovation, improvement of optimization of the production of glass products,
(ii) training of young researchers in this area,
( iii) being a focal point for the stimulus for new exciting areas of research in applied mathematics and computing
( iv) dissemination and exploitation of the results both in academia and industry from a mathematical point of view, the research that is needed, relates to mathematical modeling, partial differential equations, asymptotic analysis, inverse problems and computational mathematics, in particular large scale computing for simulation. Through the industrial partners there will be clear impact from engineering as well. Typically questions are brought to the mathematics community at study groups and workshops. Some of those problems are quite generic in nature, others more typical for glass industry as such. To ensure a strong interaction between the partners there is a clear work plan and effective management for the network. An important aspect is the involvement of industry; in particular, two of the nodes are industries. There are two major instruments to achieve these goals: One is to employ intensive workshops for discussing problems and progress. The other is the way title training programme of the postdocs has been designed

Funding Scheme

NET - Research network contracts

Coordinator

EINDHOVEN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Address
2,Den Dolech 2
5600 MB Eindhoven
Netherlands

Participants (6)

FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Gottlieb-daimler Strasse
67663 Kaiserslautern
JOHANNES KEPLER UNIVERSITAET LINZ
Austria
Address
Altenbergerstrasse 69
Linz
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO*
Netherlands
Address
1,Stieltjesweg 1
2628 CK Delft
SCHOTT GLAS
Germany
Address
Hattenbergstrasse 10
55014 Mainz
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
Address
St Giles' 24-29
OX1 3LB Oxford
University of Cambridge
United Kingdom
Address
Silver Street
CB3 9EW Cambridge