The Diane and Arthur Belfer Chair of Mechanics and Bio-Mechanics
Incumbent: Prof. Isaac Harari
The research activity of the chair is in the
field of Computational Mechanics, which deals with the development and application of Numerical Methods to the solution of problems posed by Engineering and Applied Science. The focus is on the formulation of improved computational tools for wave propagation, fluid-solid interaction and biomedical engineering. Recent work includes spatial stabilization for transient analysis, discontinuous multiscale methods, the extension of structural reduction techniques to coupled problems with complex load patterns, enforcing Dirichlet constraints on embedded interfaces, and novel variational formulations for inverse problems arising from medical imaging, with potential application to the detection and diagnosis of cancer.