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Published: 04 Sep, 2014

Computer simulation for a more efficient construction process

NEWS Model based testing and simulations does not only provide opportunities to show that the system works as intended, they can also be used to find new designs. Fotios Kasolis combines in his dissertation, computer simulation and optimization algorithms to design acoustic components. Kasolis defends his findings Friday, 19 September at Umeå University.

Computer simulation is today a time and cost effective complement to prototypes. Optimization algorithms involves finding the "best", the maximum or minimum solution to a problem, where the problem is formulated in mathematical terms and is solved with the help of computers.Fotios Kasolis has in his thesis developed and analyzed methods that automate the traditionally manual design process through a combination of computer simulation and optimization algorithms. An important part of Fotios Kasolis thesis is about the design of acoustic components."The method that I have developed can be used for design optimization of, for example, acoustic horns, which are used in sound systems (PA systems) at concerts and cinemas", says Fotios Kasolis.
This thesis work is performed at UMIT Research Lab at Umeå University. It brings together some 50 scientists and engineers for basic research in computational science and new applications. In collaboration with industry partners new digital tools are explored and developed for design, simulation, control and optimization.

The thesis has been published digitally

For more information, please contact:

Fotios Kasolis, Department of Computer ScienceTelephone:+46(0)73-973 36 20
E-mail: fotios@cs.umu.se

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About the public defence:

On Friday September 19 Fotios Kasolis, Department of Computer Science, Umeå University, defends his thesis with the title: The materialdistribution method: analysis and acoustics applications. Swedish title: Materialdistributionsmetoden: analys och akustiktillämpningar.

The public defence takes place at a.m. 10:15 in room MC413 in MIT-huset, Umeå University. Faculty opponent is Professor Volker Schulz, Department of mathematics, Trier University.

Fotios Kasolis comes from Greece and has studied at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Lund University.

Editor: Ingrid Söderbergh