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Cooperation of SUSU and the Russian Federal Nuclear Centre

October 13, 2020

The Computational Mechanics Department of South Ural State University, a Project 5-100 participant (SUSU) and the Federal Nuclear Centre - E. I. Zababakhin All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Technical Physics are implementing a joint project “Mathematical modelling of high-speed processes in the multicomponent heterogeneous environment”.

The University Department will launch the two areas of study for Master’s degree students within the scope of the project: “Physical and Mathematical Modelling of High-speed Processes with Phase and Chemical Transformations,” and “Software Solutions for Modelling the Behaviour of Continuous Media in Dynamic Loading Conditions.”

SUSU students and their colleagues from the Federal Nuclear Centre will design new methods for behavioural mathematical models of the environment in dynamic loading conditions, carry out experiments to develop power materials with certain properties and design unique complex computations software. The research team will be able to predict the behaviour of certain structures under the wave impact load.

The SUSU Professor Yury Kovalyov, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences says: “The existing software packages are either highly specialised or commercial. Nearly all of them were designed abroad. Also, the accuracy and veracity of employed numerical methods on which information are often doubtful”.

Consequently, developing domestic software for modelling continuous environment and the behaviour of objects therein helps the important import substitution objective.

A combination of mathematical and physical modelling in developing and researching complex materials contributes towards implementing the Strategy for the Scientific and Technological Development of the Russian Federation, while the development of inter-university programmes to train researchers meets the requirements of the national project “Science”.