The Industrial Microwave Modeling Group - International Seminars

12th Seminar "Computer Modeling in Microwave Engineering and Applications"

Advances in Modeling of Microwave Sintering

March 8-9, 2010

Grenoble, France

Organized by

IMMG of the Department of Mathematical Science, WPI


Laboratoire de Science et Ingénierie des Matériaux et Procédés (SIMaP),
Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble / Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble-INP)

In cooperation with

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)


Endorsed by

Association for Microwave Power in Europe for Research and Education


Seminar Chair:

Vadim V. Yakovlev, IMMG, WPI

Seminar Vice-Chair:

Didier Bouvard, SIMaP Laboratory, Grenoble-INP

Seminar Secretary:

Erin Kiley, IMMG, WPI

Organizing Committee:

Claude Carry, Université Joseph Fourier, France
Kuruvilla Cherian, Spheric Technologies, Inc., USA
Marilena Radoiu, SAIREM, France
Sebastien Saunier, École Nationale Supérieure des Mines, France
Sébastien Vaucher, EMPA, Switzerland
Paolo Veronesi, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Suzanne Weekes, WPI, USA, SIAM representative

Seminar Site:

1130 rue de la Piscine
38402 St Martin d'Heres

General Profile:

The interdisciplinary forum brings together:

The attendees share their experience in the related fields aiming to work out the concepts and computational schemes which would help develop sufficiently adequate and accurate macroscopic models for microwave sintering.

Seminar Goals:

The Seminar invites contributions related to:

  1. modern advances in experimental development of the technology of microwave sintering - control over the process; measurable and non-measurable physical characteristics; design of associated microwave systems, etc.;
  2. state-of-the-art techniques of multiphysics simulation of microwave sintering - compatibility and applicability of numerical models representing electromagnetic, thermal, and structural processes; challenges in the related numerical mathematics and implementation of the algorithms; efficient use of computational resources (hardware and software), etc.;
  3. determination of effective media parameters of processed particulate materials - measurement techniques; non-destructive evaluation and microwave imaging;
  4. interaction of microwaves with dielectric and metallic powders: physics and mathematics.

Important Dates:

Submission of titles and abstracts: January 15, 2010
Notification of acceptance: January 25, 2010
Submission of summaries: February 12, 2010
End of advanced registration: February 19, 2009
Preliminary program: February 22, 2010
Seminar & Final program: March 8-9, 2010

Seminar Information:

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