Dynamics of discrete-continuum systems
The course is devoted to description of processes in materials for which the discreteness of internal structure is important. The examples include behavior of nanosized objects, chemical reactions, fracture, phase transitions, dynamics of granular materials, crowd dynamics, evolution of astrophysical systems, etc.
The course Dynamics of discrete-continuum systems consists of theoretical and practical parts. The theoretical part is devoted to fundamental aspects of mechanics of discrete media. Practical part is devoted to solution of applied problems and includes modern simulation techniques, such as molecular dynamics, particle dynamics, discrete element method, smoothed particles hydrodynamics, etc.