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Section: Research Program

Multiphysics coupling

Within our project, we start from the conception and analysis of models based on partial differential equations (PDEs). Already at the PDE level, we address the question of coupling of different models; examples are that of simultaneous fluid flow in a discrete network of two-dimensional fractures and in the surrounding three-dimensional porous medium, or that of interaction of a compressible flow with the surrounding elastic deformable structure. The key physical characteristics need to be captured, whereas existence, uniqueness, and continuous dependence on the data are minimal analytic requirements that we seek to satisfy. At the modeling stage, we also develop model-order reduction techniques, such as the use of reduced basis techniques or proper generalized decompositions, to tackle evolutive problems, in particular in the nonlinear case, and we are also interested in developing reduced-order methods for variational inequalities such as those encountered in solid mechanics with contact and possibly also friction.