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Upcoming Events

  • jun
    01
    wed
    2016
    Seminar
    06-01-2016, 12:15 I repentini cambiamenti globali nella società umana
    Fiorenzo Galli

    • SEMINAR ON
    • I repentini cambiamenti globali nella società umana
    • Fiorenzo Galli, Direttore Generale del Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia di Milano
    • Wednesday, june 1 2016 at 12:15, Aula B21, ed. 14 (Nave), Campus Bonardi, via Bonardi 9, Milano

    Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento di Matematica via Bonardi 9, 20133 Milano – Telefono: +39 02 2399 4505 – Fax: +39 02 2399 4568
  • jun
    01
    wed
    2016
    Seminar
    06-01-2016, 14:30 Inference on covariance operators via concentration inequalities
    Adam Kashlak

    • SEMINAR ON
    • Inference on covariance operators via concentration inequalities
    • Adam Kashlak , Cambridge University (PhD student of Faculty of Mathematics)
    • Wednesday, june 1 2016 at 14:30, Aula Seminari “Saleri” VI Piano Edificio 14, MOX-Dipartimento di Matematica, Politecnico di Milano
    • Abstract
      Inference on covariance operators is an important part of functional data analysis. Panaretos, Kraus, and Maddocks (2010) compare covariance operators for Gaussian process data. Pigoli, Aston, Dryden, and Secch.

      (2014) consider a variety of metrics over the space of covariance operators. In this talk, we propose a novel approach to the analysis of covariance operators making use of concentration inequalities. First, non-asymptotic confidence sets are constructed for such operators.
      Then, subsequent applications including a k sample test for equality of covariance, a functional data classifier, and an expectation-maximization style clustering algorithm are derived and tested on both simulated and phoneme data.

      contact: piercesare.secchi@polimi.it

    Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento di Matematica via Bonardi 9, 20133 Milano – Telefono: +39 02 2399 4505 – Fax: +39 02 2399 4568
  • jun
    01
    wed
    2016
    Seminar
    06-01-2016, 16:15 precise A meyers-serrin theorem for degenerate sobolev spaces with an application to degenerate $p$-laplacians
    Scott Rodney

    • SEMINAR ON
    • A meyers-serrin theorem for degenerate sobolev spaces with an application to degenerate $p$-laplacians
    • Scott Rodney, Cape Breton University, Canada
    • Wednesday, june 1 2016 at 16:15 precise, Aula seminari 3° piano
    • Abstract
      It is well understood that degenerate elliptic PDEs in divergence form play an important role in many areas of mathematics. For a non-negative definite measurable matrix valued function $A(x)$ and ?p<\infty$, the degenerate matrix-weighted Sobolev spaces $H^{1,p}_A(\Omega)$ (defined as a closure of $C^\infty(\Omega)$) and $W^{1,p}_A(\Omega)$ (defined as a collection of functions with locally integrable distributional derivatives) play a central role in regularity theory and applications. In this talk, I present joint work with D. Cruz-Uribe and K. Moen that gives a sharp condition on the matrix function A for the equality $H^{1,p}_A(\Omega) = W^{1,p}_A(\Omega)$.

    Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento di Matematica via Bonardi 9, 20133 Milano – Telefono: +39 02 2399 4505 – Fax: +39 02 2399 4568
  • jun
    16
    thu
    2016
    Seminar
    06-16-2016, 10:30 Comparison of numerical methods for reactive transport modeling in porous media
    Thibault Faney

    • SEMINAR ON
    • Comparison of numerical methods for reactive transport modeling in porous media
    • Thibault Faney , IFPEN, Parigi (Francia)
    • Thursday, june 16 2016 at 10:30, Sala Consiglio al VII Piano presso Dipartimento di Matematica, Politecnico di Milano
    • Abstract
      Reactive transport numerical models [1] are used to predict temperature and pressure variations, brine and gas phases displacement, and chemical effects of gas-water-rock interactions in porous media. One of the main challenges of these models is to accurately represent the coupling between transport phenomena and mass transfer occurring in sub-surface porous media. In a previous work [2], we have introduced a new mathematical formulation to handle the phase appearance and disappearance issues associated with multi-component, multi-phase flow combined with stoichiometric mass transfer. In this work, we compare our formulation with an implementation of a splitting scheme between flow, transport and chemical reactions [3] on a larger range of benchmark problems associated with complex chemical equilibria. Both formulations are implemented in a three-dimensional multi-phase flow code using the HPC numerical framework Arcane [4]. We discuss the gain in robustness, performance and accuracy for the fully implicit method relative to the more traditional splitting algorithm.

      References:
      [1] C.I. Steefel et al., Reactive transport modeling: An essential tool and a new research approach for the Earth sciences, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 240, 539–55, 2005.
      [2] T.Faney, A.Michel and Q.L.Nguyen, A mathematical formulation for reactive transport in porous media adapted to CO2 sequestration, SIAM 2015 Computational Geosciences.
      [3] C. de Dieuleveult, J.Erhel and M.Kern, A global strategy for solving reactive transport equations, Journal of Computational Physics, 228 6395-6410, 2009.
      [4] Grospellier, G. et al., The Arcane Development Framework, POOSC’09, Genova, Italy, 2009

      contatto: luca.bonaventura@polimi.it


    Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento di Matematica via Bonardi 9, 20133 Milano – Telefono: +39 02 2399 4505 – Fax: +39 02 2399 4568
  • jun
    17
    fri
    2016
    Seminar
    06-17-2016, 15:00 A geometric approach to confidence regions and bands for functional parameters
    Matthew Reimher

    • SEMINAR ON
    • A geometric approach to confidence regions and bands for functional parameters
    • Matthew Reimher, Department of Statistics at Penn State University.
    • Friday, june 17 2016 at 15:00, Aula Seminari
    • Abstract
      Functional data analysis, FDA, is now a well established discipline of statistics, with its core concepts and perspectives in place. Despite this, there are still fundamental statistical questions which have received relatively little attention. One of these is the systematic development of techniques for constructing confidence regions for functional parameters. I will present new work that takes a geometric approach to developing, understanding, and visualizing such regions. Simulations and an application to Fractional Anisotropy will also be presented.

      contact: piercesare.secchi@polimi.it

    Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento di Matematica via Bonardi 9, 20133 Milano – Telefono: +39 02 2399 4505 – Fax: +39 02 2399 4568
  • jun
    22
    wed
    2016
    Seminar
    06-22-2016, 10:30 A two-phase solid&#92;fluid model for dense granular flows including dilatancy effects
    Enrique Fernandez Nieto

    • SEMINAR ON
    • A two-phase solid&#92;fluid model for dense granular flows including dilatancy effects
    • Enrique Fernandez Nieto , IMUS – Universidad de Sevilla (Spagna)
    • Wednesday, june 22 2016 at 10:30, Aula Seminari “Saleri al VI Piano MOX-Dipartimento di Matematica, Politecnico di Milano
    • Abstract
      We present in this talk a two-phase two-thin-layer model for fluidized debris flows that takes into account dilatancy effects. It describes the velocity of both the solid and the fluid phases, the compression/dilatation of the granular media and its interaction with the pore fluid pressure (see [Bouchut et al., 2016]).

      The model is derived from a 3D two-phase model proposed by [Jackson, 2000]. This system has 5 unknowns: the solid and fluid velocities, the solid and fluid pressures and the solid volume fraction. As a result, an additional equation inside the mixture is necessary to close the system. Surprisingly, this issue is inadequately accounted for in the models that have been developed on the basis of Jackson’s work [Bouchut et al., 2015]. In particular, in [Pitman-Le, 2005] authors replaced this closure simply by imposing an extra boundary condition at the surface of the flow. When making a shallow expansion, this condition can be considered as a closure condition. However, the corresponding model cannot account for a dissipative energy balance. We present in this talk (see [Bouchut et al., 2016]), an approach to correctly deal with the thermodynamics of Jackson’s model by closing the mixture equations by a weak compressibility relation following [Roux-Radjai, 1998]. This relation implies that the occurrence of dilation or contraction of the granular material in the model depends on whether the solid volume fraction is respectively higher or lower than a critical value. When dilation occurs, the fluid is sucked into the granular material, the pore pressure decreases and the friction force on the granular phase increases. On the contrary, in the case of contraction, the fluid is expelled from the mixture, the pore pressure increases and the friction force diminishes. To account for this transfer of fluid into and out of the mixture, a two-layer model is proposed with a fluid layer on top of the two-phase mixture layer. Mass and momentum conservation are satisfied for the two phases, and mass and momentum are transferred between the two layers. A thin-layer approximation is used to derive average equations. Special attention is paid to the drag friction terms that are responsible for the transfer of momentum between the two phases and for the appearance of an excess pore pressure with respect to the hydrostatic pressure.
      Finally, we present several numerical tests by comparing with the models proposed in [Pailha-Pouliquen, 2009] and [Iverson-George, 2014], and with experimental data for the case of uniform flows.

      References:
      [Bouchut et al., 2015] F. Bouchut, E.D. Fernandez-Nieto, A. Mangeney, G. Narbona-Reina, A two-phase shallow debris flow model with energy balance, ESAIM: Math. Modelling Num. Anal., 49, 101-140 (2015).

      [Bouchut et al., 2016] F. Bouchut, E. D. Fernandez-Nieto, A. Mangeney, G. Narbona-Reina, A two-phase two-layer model for fluidized granular flows with dilatancy effects, J. Fluid Mech., submitted (2016).

      [Iverson-George, 2014] R. M. Iverson and D. L. George. A depth-averaged debris-flow model that includes the effects of evolving dilatancy. I. Physical basis. Proc. R. Soc. A, 470:20130819, (2014).

      [Jackson, 2000] R. Jackson, The Dynamics of Fluidized Particles, Cambridges Monographs on Mechanics (2000).

      [Pailha-Pouliquen, 2009] M. Pailha and O. Pouliquen. A two-phase flow description of the initiation of underwater granular avalanches. J. Fluid Mech., 633:115–135, (2009)

      [Pitman-Le, 2005] E.B. Pitman, L. Le, A two-fluid model for avalanche and debris flows, Phil.Trans. R. Soc. A, 363, 1573-1601 (2005).

      [Roux-Radjai, 1998] S. Roux, F. Radjai, Texture-dependent rigid plastic behaviour, Proceedings: Physics of Dry Granular Media, September 1997. (eds. H. J. Herrmann et al.). Kluwer. Carge?se, France, 305-311 (1998).

      contatto: luca.bonaventura@polimi.it

    Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento di Matematica via Bonardi 9, 20133 Milano – Telefono: +39 02 2399 4505 – Fax: +39 02 2399 4568