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ECMI2012-Selected papers on Mathematics in Industry

Edited by: Magnus Fontes, Michael Günther

The 17th European Conference on Mathematics for Industry, ECMI2012, was held in Lund, Sweden in July 2012. During this conference ECMI, the European Consortium on Mathematics for Industry, celebrated its 25th anniversary. The conference covered mathematics in a wide range of applications and methods, from circuit and electromagnetic devices, environment, fibers, flow, medicine, robotics and automotive industry, further applications to methods and education.

This Special Issue contains eight selected papers based on work discussed at ECMI 2012, which reinforce the role of mathematics as being a catalyst for innovation as well as an overarching resource for industry and business.

Three papers deal with mathematical modelling and efficient numerical simulation of fiber production and flow in production processes: Marheineke et al. concentrate ‘On simulations of spinning processes with a stationary one-dimensional upper convected Maxwell model’, Svenning et al. discuss the ‘Simulation of a highly elastic structure interacting with a two-phase flow’, and Maringer et al. are concerned with the ‘Application of a three-dimensional fiber lay-down model to non-woven production processes’.

A second bunch of papers contributes to mathematical challenges in Automotive and Aircraft industry: Othmer gives a Survey on ‘Adjoint Methods for Car Aerodynamics’, Petukhova et al. discuss a ‘Numerical approach for airframe assembly simulation’, and Kaufmann et al. propose an ‘Efficient frequency-transient co-simulation of coupled heat-electromagnetic problems’.

This issue is completed by two contributions from medical and electronics applications: papers by Marheineke et al. on ‘Optimal control of glucose balance in ICU patients based on GlucoSafe model’, and Prins et al. on ‘An inverse method for colour uniformity in white LED spotlights’.

  1. Authors: Magnus Fontes and Michael Günther
    Citation: Journal of Mathematics in Industry 2014 4:9
  2. The paper describes the methodology of contact problem solving that is used for simulation of aircraft assembly process.

    Authors: Margarita V Petukhova, Sergey V Lupuleac, Yulia K Shinder, Alexander B Smirnov, Sergey A Yakunin and Bertrand Bretagnol
    Citation: Journal of Mathematics in Industry 2014 4:8
  3. The adjoint method has long been considered as the tool of choice for gradient-based optimisation in computational fluid dynamics (CFD). It is the independence of the computational cost from the number of desi...

    Authors: Carsten Othmer
    Citation: Journal of Mathematics in Industry 2014 4:6
  4. Color over Angle (CoA) variation in the light output of white phosphor-converted LEDs is a common problem in LED lighting technology. In this article we propose an inverse method to design an optical element t...

    Authors: Corien Prins, Jan ten Thije Boonkkamp, Teus Tukker and Wilbert IJzerman
    Citation: Journal of Mathematics in Industry 2014 4:5
  5. In this work we present the industrial application of fiber lay-down models that enable an efficient simulation of non-woven structures. The models describe the deposition of fibers on a moving conveyor belt w...

    Authors: Martin Grothaus, Axel Klar, Johannes Maringer, Patrik Stilgenbauer and Raimund Wegener
    Citation: Journal of Mathematics in Industry 2014 4:4
  6. Model-based medical decision support in terms of computer simulations, predictions and optimization gains increasing importance in health care systems worldwide. This work deals with the control of the glucose...

    Authors: Nicole Marheineke, Thomas Martin Cibis, Stefan Schiessl and Ulrike Pielmeier
    Citation: Journal of Mathematics in Industry 2014 4:3
  7. This work deals with the behavior of viscoelastic jets under gravitational forces described by an asymptotic upper convected Maxwell (UCM) model, system of partial differential equations. Considering fiber spi...

    Authors: Maike Lorenz, Nicole Marheineke and Raimund Wegener
    Citation: Journal of Mathematics in Industry 2014 4:2
  8. With the recent advent of inductive charging systems all major automotive manufacturers develop concepts to wirelessly charge electric vehicles. Efficient designs require virtual prototyping that accounts for ...

    Authors: Christof Kaufmann, Michael Günther, Daniel Klagges, Michael Knorrenschild, Matthias Richwin, Sebastian Schöps and E JanW ter Maten
    Citation: Journal of Mathematics in Industry 2014 4:1