Mathematical modeling and quantitative study of biological motility (in particular, of motility at microscopic scales) is producing new biophysical insight and is offering opportunities for new discoveries at the level of both fundamental science and technology. These range from the explanation of how complex behavior at the level of a single organism emerges from body architecture, to the understanding of collective phenomena in groups of organisms and tissues, and of how these forms of swarm intelligence can be controlled and harnessed in engineering applications, to the elucidation of processes of fundamental biological relevance at the cellular and sub-cellular level. In this paper, some of the most exciting new developments in the fields of locomotion of unicellular organisms, of soft adhesive locomotion across scales, of the study of pore translocation properties of knotted DNA, of the development of synthetic active solid sheets, of the mechanics of the unjamming transition in dense cell collectives, of the mechanics of cell sheet folding in volvocalean algae, and of the self-propulsion of topological defects in active matter are discussed. For each of these topics, we provide a brief state of the art, an example of recent achievements, and some directions for future research.

VL - 2 UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.3934/mine.2020011 ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Accelerating the iterative solution of convection-diffusion problems using singular value decomposition JF - NUMERICAL LINEAR ALGEBRA WITH APPLICATIONS Y1 - 2018 A1 - Giuseppe Pitton A1 - Luca Heltai UR - https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.09467 ER - TY - JOUR T1 - An authenticated theoretical modeling of electrified fluid jet in core–shell nanofibers production JF - JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL TEXTILES Y1 - 2018 A1 - Rafiei, S. A1 - Noroozi, B. A1 - Luca Heltai A1 - Haghi, A. K. VL - 47 ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Certified Reduced Basis Approximation for the Coupling of Viscous and Inviscid Parametrized Flow Models JF - Journal of Scientific Computing Y1 - 2018 A1 - Immanuel Martini A1 - Bernard Haasdonk A1 - Gianluigi Rozza VL - 74 UR - https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85017156114&doi=10.1007%2fs10915-017-0430-y&partnerID=40&md5=023ef0bb95713f4442d1fa374c92a964 ER - TY - JOUR T1 - deal2lkit: A toolkit library for high performance programming in deal.II JF - SOFTWAREX Y1 - 2018 A1 - Alberto Sartori A1 - Nicola Giuliani A1 - Mauro Bardelloni A1 - Luca Heltai VL - 7 ER - TY - JOUR T1 - The deal.II Library, Version 9.0 JF - JOURNAL OF NUMERICAL MATHEMATICS Y1 - 2018 A1 - Giovanni Alzetta A1 - Arndt, Daniel A1 - W. Bangerth A1 - Boddu, Vishal A1 - Brands, Benjamin A1 - Denis Davydov A1 - Gassmöller, Rene A1 - Timo Heister A1 - Luca Heltai A1 - Kormann, Katharina A1 - Martin Kronbichler A1 - Matthias Maier A1 - Pelteret, Jean-Paul A1 - B. Turcksin A1 - David Wells UR - https://doi.org/10.1515/jnma-2018-0054 ER - TY - CHAP T1 - A distributed lagrange formulation of the finite element immersed boundary method for fluids interacting with compressible solids T2 - Mathematical and Numerical Modeling of the Cardiovascular System and Applications Y1 - 2018 A1 - Boffi, Daniele A1 - Gastaldi, Lucia A1 - Luca Heltai JF - Mathematical and Numerical Modeling of the Cardiovascular System and Applications PB - Springer International Publishing CY - Cham VL - 16 UR - https://arxiv.org/abs/1712.02545v1 ER - TY - ABST T1 - The Effort of Increasing Reynolds Number in Projection-Based Reduced Order Methods: from Laminar to Turbulent Flows Y1 - 2018 A1 - Saddam Hijazi A1 - Shafqat Ali A1 - Giovanni Stabile A1 - Francesco Ballarin A1 - Gianluigi Rozza ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Iterative map-making with two-level preconditioning for polarized cosmic microwave background data sets. A worked example for ground-based experiments JF - ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS Y1 - 2018 A1 - Puglisi, Giuseppe A1 - Poletti, Davide A1 - Fabbian, Giulio A1 - Baccigalupi, Carlo A1 - Luca Heltai A1 - Stompor, Radek VL - 618 UR - https://arxiv.org/abs/1801.08937 ER - TY - JOUR T1 - A Localized Reduced-Order Modeling Approach for PDEs with Bifurcating Solutions JF - ArXiv e-prints Y1 - 2018 A1 - Martin W. Hess A1 - A. Alla A1 - Annalisa Quaini A1 - Gianluigi Rozza A1 - M. Gunzburger KW - Mathematics - Numerical Analysis ER - TY - JOUR T1 - NURBS-SEM: A hybrid spectral element method on NURBS maps for the solution of elliptic PDEs on surfaces JF - COMPUTER METHODS IN APPLIED MECHANICS AND ENGINEERING Y1 - 2018 A1 - Giuseppe Pitton A1 - Luca Heltai VL - 338 UR - https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.08271 ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Predicting and Optimizing Microswimmer Performance from the Hydrodynamics of Its Components: The Relevance of Interactions JF - SOFT ROBOTICS Y1 - 2018 A1 - Nicola Giuliani A1 - Luca Heltai A1 - Antonio DeSimone VL - 5 UR - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6094362/ ER - TY - JOUR T1 - π-BEM : A flexible parallel implementation for adaptive , geometry aware , and high order boundary element methods JF - Advances in Engineering Software Y1 - 2018 A1 - Nicola Giuliani A1 - Andrea Mola A1 - Luca Heltai VL - 121 ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Advances in Reduced order modelling for CFD: vortex shedding around a circular cylinder using a POD-Galerkin method JF - Communication in Applied Industrial Mathematics Y1 - 2017 A1 - Giovanni Stabile A1 - Saddam Hijazi A1 - Stefano Lorenzi A1 - Andrea Mola A1 - Gianluigi Rozza KW - finite volume, CFD KW - Reduced order methods AB -Vortex shedding around circular cylinders is a well known and studied phenomenon that appears in many engineering fields. In this work a Reduced Order Model (ROM) of the incompressible flow around a circular cylinder, built performing a Galerkin projection of the governing equations onto a lower dimensional space is presented. The reduced basis space is generated using a Proper Orthogonal Decomposition (POD) approach. In particular the focus is into (i) the correct reproduction of the pressure field, that in case of the vortex shedding phenomenon, is of primary importance for the calculation of the drag and lift coefficients; (ii) for this purpose the projection of the Governing equations (momentum equation and Poisson equation for pressure) is performed onto different reduced basis space for velocity and pressure, respectively; (iii) all the relevant modifications necessary to adapt standard finite element POD-Galerkin methods to a finite volume framework are presented. The accuracy of the reduced order model is assessed against full order results.

UR - https://arxiv.org/abs/1701.03424 ER - TY - JOUR T1 - The deal.II Library, Version 8.5 JF - JOURNAL OF NUMERICAL MATHEMATICS Y1 - 2017 A1 - Arndt, Daniel A1 - W. Bangerth A1 - Denis Davydov A1 - Timo Heister A1 - Luca Heltai A1 - Martin Kronbichler A1 - Matthias Maier A1 - Pelteret, Jean-Paul A1 - B. Turcksin A1 - David Wells VL - 25 UR - https://www.dealii.org/deal85-preprint.pdf ER - TY - CHAP T1 - Model Reduction Methods T2 - Encyclopedia of Computational Mechanics Second Edition Y1 - 2017 A1 - Francisco Chinesta A1 - Antonio Huerta A1 - Gianluigi Rozza A1 - Karen Willcox AB -This chapter presents an overview of model order reduction – a new paradigm in the field of simulation-based engineering sciences, and one that can tackle the challenges and leverage the opportunities of modern ICT technologies. Despite the impressive progress attained by simulation capabilities and techniques, a number of challenging problems remain intractable. These problems are of different nature, but are common to many branches of science and engineering. Among them are those related to high-dimensional problems, problems involving very different time scales, models defined in degenerate domains with at least one of the characteristic dimensions much smaller than the others, model requiring real-time simulation, and parametric models. All these problems represent a challenge for standard mesh-based discretization techniques; yet the ability to solve these problems efficiently would open unexplored routes for real-time simulation, inverse analysis, uncertainty quantification and propagation, real-time optimization, and simulation-based control – critical needs in many branches of science and engineering. Model order reduction offers new simulation alternatives by circumventing, or at least alleviating, otherwise intractable computational challenges. In the present chapter, we revisit three of these model reduction techniques: proper orthogonal decomposition, proper generalized decomposition, and reduced basis methodologies.} preprint = {http://preprints.sissa.it/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1963/35194/ECM_MOR.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

JF - Encyclopedia of Computational Mechanics Second Edition PB - John Wiley & Sons ER - TY - JOUR T1 - A natural framework for isogeometric fluid-structure interaction based on BEM-shell coupling JF - COMPUTER METHODS IN APPLIED MECHANICS AND ENGINEERING Y1 - 2017 A1 - Luca Heltai A1 - Kiendl, J. A1 - Antonio DeSimone A1 - Alessandro Reali VL - 316 UR - http://cdsads.u-strasbg.fr/abs/2017CMAME.316..522H ER - TY - JOUR T1 - POD-Galerkin reduced order methods for CFD using Finite Volume Discretisation: vortex shedding around a circular cylinder JF - Communications in Applied and Industrial Mathematics Y1 - 2017 A1 - Giovanni Stabile A1 - Saddam Hijazi A1 - Andrea Mola A1 - Stefano Lorenzi A1 - Gianluigi Rozza PB - Walter de Gruyter {GmbH} VL - 8 UR - https://doi.org/10.1515/caim-2017-0011 ER - TY - CONF T1 - A Spectral Element Reduced Basis Method in Parametric CFD T2 - Numerical Mathematics and Advanced Applications - ENUMATH 2017, Springer, in press Y1 - 2017 A1 - Martin W. Hess A1 - Gianluigi Rozza JF - Numerical Mathematics and Advanced Applications - ENUMATH 2017, Springer, in press ER - TY - CHAP T1 - A Spectral Element Reduced Basis Method in Parametric CFD T2 - Numerical Mathematics and Advanced Applications - ENUMATH 2017 Y1 - 2017 A1 - Martin W. Hess A1 - Gianluigi Rozza AB -We consider the Navier-Stokes equations in a channel with varying Reynolds numbers. The model is discretized with high-order spectral element ansatz functions, resulting in 14 259 degrees of freedom. The steady-state snapshot solu- tions define a reduced order space, which allows to accurately evaluate the steady- state solutions for varying Reynolds number with a reduced order model within a fixed-point iteration. In particular, we compare different aspects of implementing the reduced order model with respect to the use of a spectral element discretization. It is shown, how a multilevel static condensation in the pressure and velocity boundary degrees of freedom can be combined with a reduced order modelling approach to enhance computational times in parametric many-query scenarios.

JF - Numerical Mathematics and Advanced Applications - ENUMATH 2017 PB - Springer VL - 126 ER - TY - RPRT T1 - Time quasi-periodic gravity water waves in finite depth Y1 - 2017 A1 - P Baldi A1 - Massimiliano Berti A1 - Emanuele Haus A1 - Riccardo Montalto AB - We prove the existence and the linear stability of Cantor families of small amplitude time quasi-periodic standing water wave solutions - namely periodic and even in the space variable x - of a bi-dimensional ocean with finite depth under the action of pure gravity. Such a result holds for all the values of the depth parameter in a Borel set of asymptotically full measure. This is a small divisor problem. The main difficulties are the quasi-linear nature of the gravity water waves equations and the fact that the linear frequencies grow just in a sublinear way at infinity. We overcome these problems by first reducing the linearized operators obtained at each approximate quasi-periodic solution along the Nash-Moser iteration to constant coefficients up to smoothing operators, using pseudo-differential changes of variables that are quasi-periodic in time. Then we apply a KAM reducibility scheme which requires very weak Melnikov non-resonance conditions (losing derivatives both in time and space), which we are able to verify for most values of the depth parameter using degenerate KAM theory arguments. UR - http://preprints.sissa.it/handle/1963/35296 U1 - 35602 U2 - Mathematics ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Wet and Dry Transom Stern Treatment for Unsteady and Nonlinear Potential Flow Model for Naval Hydrodynamics Simulations JF - Journal of Ship Research Y1 - 2017 A1 - Andrea Mola A1 - Luca Heltai A1 - Antonio DeSimone AB -We present a model for the fast evaluation of the total drag of ship hulls operating in both wet and dry transom stern conditions, in calm or wavy water, based on the combination of an unsteady semi-Lagrangian potential flow formulation with fully nonlinear free-surface treatment, experimental correlations, and simplified viscous drag modeling. The implementation is entirely based on open source libraries. The spatial discretization is solved using a streamline upwind Petrov‐Galerkin stabilization of an iso-parametric, collocation based, boundary element method, implemented using the open source library deal.II. The resulting nonlinear differential-algebraic system is integrated in time using implicit backward differentiation formulas, implemented in the open source library SUNDIALS. The Open CASCADE library is used to interface the model directly with computer-aided design data structures. The model accounts automatically for hulls with a transom stern, both in wet and dry regimes, by using a specific treatment of the free-surface nodes on the stern edge that automatically detects when the hull advances at low speeds. In this case, the transom stern is partially immersed, and a pressure patch is applied on the water surface detaching from the transom stern, to recover the gravity effect of the recirculating water on the underlying irrotational flow domain. The parameters of the model used to impose the pressure patch are approximated from experimental relations found in the literature. The test cases considered are those of the U.S. Navy Combatant DTMB-5415 and the National Physical Laboratory hull. Comparisons with experimental data on quasi-steady test cases for both water elevation and total hull drag are presented and discussed. The quality of the results obtained on quasi-steady simulations suggests that this model can represent a promising alternative to current unsteady solvers for simulations with Froude numbers below 0.35.

VL - 61 ER - TY - JOUR T1 - The deal.II Library, Version 8.3 JF - ARCHIVE OF NUMERICAL SOFTWARE Y1 - 2016 A1 - W. Bangerth A1 - Timo Heister A1 - Luca Heltai A1 - G. Kanschat A1 - Martin Kronbichler A1 - Matthias Maier A1 - B. Turcksin VL - 4 UR - http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:bsz:16-ans-231226 ER - TY - JOUR T1 - The deal.II library, Version 8.4 JF - JOURNAL OF NUMERICAL MATHEMATICS Y1 - 2016 A1 - W. Bangerth A1 - Denis Davydov A1 - Timo Heister A1 - Luca Heltai A1 - G. Kanschat A1 - Martin Kronbichler A1 - Matthias Maier A1 - B. Turcksin A1 - David Wells VL - 24 UR - https://www.math.clemson.edu/ heister/preprints/deal84-preprint.pdf ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Error Estimates of B-spline based finite-element method for the wind-driven ocean circulation JF - JOURNAL OF SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING Y1 - 2016 A1 - Rotundo, N. A1 - Kim, T. -Y. A1 - Jiang, W. A1 - Luca Heltai A1 - Fried, E. VL - 69 ER - TY - RPRT T1 - Isogeometric analysis-based reduced order modelling for incompressible linear viscous flows in parametrized shapes Y1 - 2016 A1 - Filippo Salmoiraghi A1 - Francesco Ballarin A1 - Luca Heltai A1 - Gianluigi Rozza AB - In this work we provide a combination of isogeometric analysis with reduced order modelling techniques, based on proper orthogonal decomposition, to guarantee computational reduction for the numerical model, and with free-form deformation, for versatile geometrical parametrization. We apply it to computational fluid dynamics problems considering a Stokes flow model. The proposed reduced order model combines efficient shape deformation and accurate and stable velocity and pressure approximation for incompressible viscous flows, computed with a reduced order method. Efficient offine-online computational decomposition is guaranteed in view of repetitive calculations for parametric design and optimization problems. Numerical test cases show the efficiency and accuracy of the proposed reduced order model. PB - Springer, AMOS Advanced Modelling and Simulation in Engineering Sciences UR - http://urania.sissa.it/xmlui/handle/1963/35199 U1 - 35493 U2 - Mathematics U4 - 1 U5 - MAT/08 ER - TY - JOUR T1 - LinearOperator – a generic, high-level expression syntax for linear algebra JF - COMPUTERS & MATHEMATICS WITH APPLICATIONS Y1 - 2016 A1 - Matthias Maier A1 - Mauro Bardelloni A1 - Luca Heltai VL - 72 ER - TY - CHAP T1 - Model Order Reduction: a survey T2 - Wiley Encyclopedia of Computational Mechanics, 2016 Y1 - 2016 A1 - Francisco Chinesta A1 - Antonio Huerta A1 - Gianluigi Rozza A1 - Karen Willcox JF - Wiley Encyclopedia of Computational Mechanics, 2016 PB - Wiley UR - http://urania.sissa.it/xmlui/handle/1963/35194 U1 - 35470 U2 - Mathematics U4 - 1 U5 - MAT/08 ER - TY - CONF T1 - Ship Sinkage and Trim Predictions Based on a CAD Interfaced Fully Nonlinear Potential Model T2 - The 26th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference Y1 - 2016 A1 - Andrea Mola A1 - Luca Heltai A1 - Antonio DeSimone A1 - Massimiliano Berti JF - The 26th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference PB - International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers VL - 3 ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Towards a gauge theory interpretation of the real topological string JF - Phys. Rev. D Y1 - 2016 A1 - Hayashi, Hirotaka A1 - Nicolò Piazzalunga A1 - Uranga, Angel M. AB -We consider the real topological string on certain noncompact toric Calabi-Yau three-folds $\mathbb{X}$, in its physical realization describing an orientifold of type IIA on $\mathbb{X}$ with an O4-plane and a single D4-brane stuck on top. The orientifold can be regarded as a new kind of surface operator on the gauge theory with 8 supercharges arising from the singular geometry. We use the M-theory lift of this system to compute the real Gopakumar-Vafa invariants (describing wrapped M2-brane Bogomol’nyi-Prasad-Sommerfield (BPS) states) for diverse geometries. We show that the real topological string amplitudes pick up certain signs across flop transitions, in a well-defined pattern consistent with continuity of the real BPS invariants. We further give some preliminary proposals of an intrinsically gauge theoretical description of the effect of the surface operator in the gauge theory partition function.

PB - American Physical Society VL - 93 UR - https://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevD.93.066001 ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Benchmarking the Immersed Finite Element Method for Fluid-Structure Interaction Problems JF - Computers and Mathematics with Applications 69 (2015) 1167–1188 Y1 - 2015 A1 - Roy Saswati A1 - Luca Heltai A1 - Francesco Costanzo AB - We present an implementation of a fully variational formulation of an immersed methods for fluid-structure interaction problems based on the finite element method. While typical implementation of immersed methods are characterized by the use of approximate Dirac delta distributions, fully variational formulations of the method do not require the use of said distributions. In our implementation the immersed solid is general in the sense that it is not required to have the same mass density and the same viscous response as the surrounding fluid. We assume that the immersed solid can be either viscoelastic of differential type or hyperelastic. Here we focus on the validation of the method via various benchmarks for fluid-structure interaction numerical schemes. This is the first time that the interaction of purely elastic compressible solids and an incompressible fluid is approached via an immersed method allowing a direct comparison with established benchmarks. U1 - 34633 U2 - Mathematics U4 - 1 U5 - MAT/08 ER - TY - BOOK T1 - Certified Reduced Basis Methods for Parametrized Partial Differential Equations T2 - Springer Briefs in Mathematics Y1 - 2015 A1 - Jan S Hesthaven A1 - Gianluigi Rozza A1 - Benjamin Stamm KW - a posteriori error bounds KW - empirical interpolation KW - parametrized partial differential equations KW - reduced basis methods, greedy algorithms AB -This book provides a thorough introduction to the mathematical and algorithmic aspects of certified reduced basis methods for parametrized partial differential equations. Central aspects ranging from model construction, error estimation and computational efficiency to empirical interpolation methods are discussed in detail for coercive problems. More advanced aspects associated with time-dependent problems, non-compliant and non-coercive problems and applications with geometric variation are also discussed as examples.

JF - Springer Briefs in Mathematics PB - Springer CY - Switzerland SN - 978-3-319-22469-5 ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Deal2lkit: a Toolkit Library for High Performance Programming in deal.II Y1 - 2015 A1 - Alberto Sartori A1 - Nicola Giuliani A1 - Mauro Bardelloni A1 - Luca Heltai AB - We present version 1.0.0 of the deal2lkit (deal.II ToolKit) library. deal2lkit is a collection of modules and classes for the general purpose finite element library deal.II. Its principal aim is to provide a high level interface, controlled via parameter files, for those steps that are common in all finite element programs: mesh generation, selection of the finite element type, application of boundary conditions and many others. Each module can be used as a building block independently on the others, and can be integrated in existing finite element codes based on deal.II, drastically reducing the size of programs, rendering their use automatically parametrised, and reducing the overall time-to-market of finite element programming. Moreover, deal2lkit features interfaces with the SUNDIALS (SUite of Nonlinear and DIfferential/ALgebraic equation Solvers) and ASSIMP (Open Asset Import Library) libraries. Some examples are provided which show the aim and scopes of deal2lkit. The deal2lkit library is released under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) and can be retrieved from the deal2lkit repository https://github.com/mathLab/deal2lkit. PB - SISSA UR - http://urania.sissa.it/xmlui/handle/1963/35006 U1 - 35235 U2 - Mathematics U4 - 1 U5 - MAT/08 ER - TY - JOUR T1 - The deal.II Library, Version 8.2 JF - Archive of Numerical Software, vol. 3, n. 100, (2015), pages : 1-8 Y1 - 2015 A1 - W. Bangerth A1 - Timo Heister A1 - Luca Heltai A1 - G. Kanschat A1 - Martin Kronbichler A1 - Matthias Maier A1 - B. Turcksin A1 - T. D. Young AB - This paper provides an overview of the new features of the finite element library deal.II version 8.2 UR - http://urania.sissa.it/xmlui/handle/1963/34464 U1 - 34637 U2 - Mathematics U4 - 1 U5 - MAT/08 ER - TY - JOUR T1 - FEM SUPG stabilisation of mixed isoparametric BEMs: application to linearised free surface flows JF - Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements 59 (2015), pp. 8-22 Y1 - 2015 A1 - Nicola Giuliani A1 - Andrea Mola A1 - Luca Heltai A1 - L. Formaggia AB -In finite element formulations, transport dominated problems are often stabilised through the Streamline-Upwind-Petrov–Galerkin (SUPG) method. Its application is straightforward when the problem at hand is solved using Galerkin methods. Applications of boundary integral formulations often resort to collocation techniques which are computationally more tractable. In this framework, the Galerkin method and the stabilisation may still be used to successfully apply boundary conditions and resolve instabilities that are frequently observed in transport dominated problems. We apply this technique to an adaptive collocation boundary element method for the solution of stationary potential flows, where we solve a mixed Poisson problem in boundary integral form, with the addition of linearised free surface boundary conditions. We use a mixed boundary element formulation to allow for different finite dimensional spaces describing the flow potential and its normal derivative, and we validate our method simulating the flow around both a submerged body and a surface piercing body. The coupling of mixed surface finite elements and strongly consistent stabilisation techniques with boundary elements opens up the possibility to use non conformal unstructured grids with local refinement, without introducing the inconsistencies of other stabilisation techniques based on up-winding and finite difference schemes.

UR - http://urania.sissa.it/xmlui/handle/1963/34466 U1 - 34640 U2 - Mathematics U4 - 1 U5 - MAT/08 ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Reduced basis approximation and a-posteriori error estimation for the coupled Stokes-Darcy system JF - Advances in Computational Mathematics Y1 - 2015 A1 - Immanuel Martini A1 - Gianluigi Rozza A1 - Bernard Haasdonk KW - Domain decomposition KW - Error estimation KW - Non-coercive problem KW - Porous medium equation KW - Reduced basis method KW - Stokes flow AB -The coupling of a free flow with a flow through porous media has many potential applications in several fields related with computational science and engineering, such as blood flows, environmental problems or food technologies. We present a reduced basis method for such coupled problems. The reduced basis method is a model order reduction method applied in the context of parametrized systems. Our approach is based on a heterogeneous domain decomposition formulation, namely the Stokes-Darcy problem. Thanks to an offline/online-decomposition, computational times can be drastically reduced. At the same time the induced error can be bounded by fast evaluable a-posteriori error bounds. In the offline-phase the proposed algorithms make use of the decomposed problem structure. Rigorous a-posteriori error bounds are developed, indicating the accuracy of certain lifting operators used in the offline-phase as well as the accuracy of the reduced coupled system. Also, a strategy separately bounding pressure and velocity errors is extended. Numerical experiments dealing with groundwater flow scenarios demonstrate the efficiency of the approach as well as the limitations regarding a-posteriori error estimation.

VL - special issue for MoRePaS 2012 IS - in press ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Reduced Basis Isogeometric Methods (RB-IGA) for the real-time simulation of potential flows about parametrized NACA airfoils JF - Comput Methods Appl Mech Eng. 2015;284:1147–1180 Y1 - 2015 A1 - Andrea Manzoni A1 - Filippo Salmoiraghi A1 - Luca Heltai AB - We present a Reduced Basis (RB) method based on Isogeometric Analysis (IGA) for the rapid and reliable evaluation of PDE systems characterized by complex geometrical features. At the current state of the art, this is the first case of coupling between RB and IGA methods. The construction of the RB method relies on an Isogeometric Boundary Element Method (IGA-BEM) as the high-fidelity technique, allowing a direct interface with Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools. A suitable Empirical Interpolation Method (EIM) ensures an efficient offline/online decomposition between the construction and the evaluation of the RB method. We consider the real-time simulation of potential flows past airfoils, parametrized with respect to the angle of attack and the NACA number identifying their shape, and we provide a validation of our methodology with respect to experimental data and reference numerical codes, showing in both cases a very good agreement.We present a Reduced Basis (RB) method based on Isogeometric Analysis (IGA) for the rapid and reliable evaluation of PDE systems characterized by complex geometrical features. At the current state of the art, this is the first case of coupling between RB and IGA methods. The construction of the RB method relies on an Isogeometric Boundary Element Method (IGA-BEM) as the high-fidelity technique, allowing a direct interface with Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools. A suitable Empirical Interpolation Method (EIM) ensures an efficient offline/online decomposition between the construction and the evaluation of the RB method. We consider the real-time simulation of potential flows past airfoils, parametrized with respect to the angle of attack and the NACA number identifying their shape, and we provide a validation of our methodology with respect to experimental data and reference numerical codes, showing in both cases a very good agreement. U1 - 34587 U2 - Mathematics U4 - 1 U5 - MAT/08 ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Finite dimensional Kadomtsev-Petviashvili τ-functions. I. Finite Grassmannians Y1 - 2014 A1 - Ferenc Balogh A1 - Tiago Fonseca A1 - John P. Harnad AB - We study τ-functions of the Kadomtsev-Petviashvili hierarchy in terms of abelian group actions on finite dimensional Grassmannians, viewed as subquotients of the Hilbert space Grassmannians of Sato, Segal, and Wilson. A determinantal formula of Gekhtman and Kasman involving exponentials of finite dimensional matrices is shown to follow naturally from such reductions. All reduced flows of exponential type generated by matrices with arbitrary nondegenerate Jordan forms are derived, both in the Grassmannian setting and within the fermionic operator formalism. A slightly more general determinantal formula involving resolvents of the matrices generating the flow, valid on the big cell of the Grassmannian, is also derived. An explicit expression is deduced for the Plücker coordinates appearing as coefficients in the Schur function expansion of the τ-function. PB - American Institute of Physics Inc. UR - http://urania.sissa.it/xmlui/handle/1963/34952 U1 - 35153 U2 - Mathematics U4 - 1 ER - TY - Generic T1 - A fully nonlinear potential model for ship hydrodynamics directly interfaced with CAD data structures T2 - Proceedings of the 24th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, Busan, 2014 Y1 - 2014 A1 - Andrea Mola A1 - Luca Heltai A1 - Antonio DeSimone KW - ship hydrodynamics AB - We present a model for ship hydrodynamics simulations currently under development at SISSA. The model employs potential flow theory and fully nonlinear free surface boundary conditions. The spatial discretization of the equations is performed by means of a collocation BEM. This gives rise to a Differential Algbraic Equations (DAE) system, solved using an implicit BDF scheme to time advance the solution. The model has been implemented into a C++ software able to automatically generate the computational grids from the CAD geometry of the hull. Numerical results on Kriso KCS and KVLCC2 hulls are presented and discussed. JF - Proceedings of the 24th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, Busan, 2014 PB - SISSA U1 - 7357 U2 - Mathematics U4 - 1 U5 - MAT/08 ANALISI NUMERICA ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Nonsingular Isogeometric Boundary Element Method for Stokes Flows in 3D Y1 - 2014 A1 - Luca Heltai A1 - Marino Arroyo A1 - Antonio DeSimone KW - Isogeometric Analysis AB - Isogeometric analysis (IGA) is emerging as a technology bridging Computer Aided Geometric Design (CAGD), most commonly based on Non-Uniform Rational B-Splines (NURBS) surfaces, and engineering analysis. In finite element and boundary element isogeometric methods (FE-IGA and IGA-BEM), the NURBS basis functions that de- scribe the geometry define also the approximation spaces. In the FE-IGA approach, the surfaces generated by the CAGD tools need to be extended to volumetric descriptions, a major open problem in 3D. This additional passage can be avoided in principle when the partial differential equations to be solved admit a formulation in terms of bound- ary integral equations, leading to Boundary Element Isogeometric Analysis (IGA-BEM). The main advantages of such an approach are given by the dimensionality reduction of the problem (from volumetric-based to surface-based), by the fact that the interface with CAGD tools is direct, and by the possibility to treat exterior problems, where the computational domain is infinite. By contrast, these methods produce system matrices which are full, and require the integration of singular kernels. In this paper we address the second point and propose a nonsingular formulation of IGA-BEM for 3D Stokes flows, whose convergence is carefully tested numerically. Standard Gaussian quadrature rules suffice to integrate the boundary integral equations, and carefully chosen known exact solutions of the interior Stokes problem are used to correct the resulting matrices, extending the work by Klaseboer et al. [27] to IGA-BEM. PB - Elsevier UR - http://hdl.handle.net/1963/6326 U1 - 6250 U2 - Mathematics U4 - 1 U5 - MAT/08 ANALISI NUMERICA ER - TY - CONF T1 - Potential Model for Ship Hydrodynamics Simulations Directly Interfaced with CAD Data Structures T2 - The 24th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference Y1 - 2014 A1 - Andrea Mola A1 - Luca Heltai A1 - Antonio DeSimone A1 - Massimiliano Berti JF - The 24th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference PB - International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers VL - 4 ER - TY - RPRT T1 - The deal.II Library, Version 8.1 Y1 - 2013 A1 - W. Bangerth A1 - Timo Heister A1 - Luca Heltai A1 - G. Kanschat A1 - Martin Kronbichler A1 - Matthias Maier A1 - B. Turcksin A1 - T. D. Young AB - This paper provides an overview of the new features of the finite element library deal.II version 8.0. PB - SISSA UR - http://hdl.handle.net/1963/7236 N1 - 5 pages U1 - 7272 U2 - Mathematics U4 - 1 U5 - MAT/08 ANALISI NUMERICA ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Reduced basis approximation and a posteriori error estimation for Stokes flows in parametrized geometries: roles of the inf-sup stability constants JF - Numerische Mathematik, 2013 Y1 - 2013 A1 - Gianluigi Rozza A1 - Phuong Huynh A1 - Andrea Manzoni KW - parametrized Stokes equations AB - In this paper we review and we extend the reduced basis approximation and a posteriori error estimation for steady Stokes flows in a ffinely parametrized geometries, focusing on the role played by the Brezzi\\\'s and Babu ska\\\'s stability constants. The crucial ingredients of the methodology are a Galerkin projection onto a low-dimensional space of basis functions properly selected, an a ne parametric dependence enabling to perform competitive Off ine-Online splitting in the computational\\r\\nprocedure and a rigorous a posteriori error estimation on eld variables.\\r\\nThe combination of these three factors yields substantial computational savings which are at the basis of an e fficient model order reduction, ideally suited for real-time simulation and many-query contexts (e.g. optimization, control or parameter identi cation). In particular, in this work we focus on i) the stability of the reduced basis approximation based on the Brezzi\\\'s saddle point theory and the introduction of a supremizer operator on the pressure terms, ii) a rigorous a posteriori error estimation procedure for velocity and pressure elds based on the Babu ska\\\'s inf-sup constant (including residuals calculations), iii) the computation of a lower bound of the stability constant, and iv) di erent options for the reduced basis spaces construction. We present some illustrative results for both\\r\\ninterior and external steady Stokes flows in parametrized geometries representing two parametrized classical Poiseuille and Couette \\r\\nflows, a channel contraction and a simple flow control problem around a curved obstacle. PB - Springer UR - http://hdl.handle.net/1963/6339 U1 - 6269 U2 - Mathematics U4 - 1 U5 - MAT/08 ANALISI NUMERICA ER - TY - JOUR T1 - A stable and adaptive semi-Lagrangian potential model for unsteady and nonlinear ship-wave interactions JF - Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, 37(1):128 – 143, 2013. Y1 - 2013 A1 - Andrea Mola A1 - Luca Heltai A1 - Antonio DeSimone KW - Unsteady ship-wave interaction AB -We present an innovative numerical discretization of the equations of inviscid potential flow for the simulation of three dimensional unsteady and nonlinear water waves generated by a ship hull advancing in water. The equations of motion are written in a semi-Lagrangian framework, and the resulting integro-diff erential equations are discretized in space via an adaptive iso-parametric collocation Boundary Element Method, and in time via adaptive implicit Backward Di erentiation Formulas (BDF) with variable step and variable order. When the velocity of the advancing ship hull is non-negligible, the semi-Lagrangian formulation (also known as Arbitrary Lagrangian Eulerian formulation, or ALE) of the free surface equations contains dominant transport terms which are stabilized with a Streamwise Upwind Petrov-Galerkin (SUPG) method. The SUPG stabilization allows automatic and robust adaptation of the spatial discretization with unstructured quadrilateral grids. Preliminary results are presented where we compare our numerical model with experimental results on the case of a Wigley hull advancing in calm water with fi xed sink and trim.

PB - SISSA UR - http://hdl.handle.net/1963/5669 U1 - 5457 U2 - Mathematics U3 - Functional Analysis and Applications U4 - -1 ER - TY - JOUR T1 - A Codazzi-like equation and the singular set for C1 smooth surfaces in the Heisenberg group. JF - Journal fur die Reine und Angewandte Mathematik, Issue 671, October 2012, Pages 131-198 Y1 - 2012 A1 - Andrea Malchiodi A1 - Paul Yang A1 - Jih-Hsin Cheng A1 - JennFang Hwang AB - In this paper, we study the structure of the singular set for a C 1 smooth surface in the 3-dimensional Heisenberg group ℍ 1. We discover a Codazzi-like equation for the p-area element along the characteristic curves on the surface. Information obtained from this ordinary differential equation helps us to analyze the local configuration of the singular set and the characteristic curves. In particular, we can estimate the size and obtain the regularity of the singular set. We understand the global structure of the singular set through a Hopf-type index theorem. We also justify the Codazzi-like equation by proving a fundamental theorem for local surfaces in ℍ 1 PB - SISSA UR - http://hdl.handle.net/1963/6556 U1 - 6490 U2 - Mathematics U4 - 1 U5 - MAT/05 ANALISI MATEMATICA ER - TY - CHAP T1 - Computing optimal strokes for low reynolds number swimmers T2 - Natural locomotion in fluids and on surfaces : swimming, flying, and sliding / editors Stephen Childress, Anette Hosoi, William W. Schultz, and Z. Jane Wang, editors, Y1 - 2012 A1 - Antonio DeSimone A1 - Luca Heltai A1 - François Alouges A1 - Lefebvre-Lepot Aline KW - Numerical analysis. AB -We discuss connections between low-Reynolds-number swimming and geometric control theory, and present a general algorithm for the numerical computation of energetically optimal strokes. As an illustration of our approach, we show computed motility maps and optimal strokes for two model swimmers.

JF - Natural locomotion in fluids and on surfaces : swimming, flying, and sliding / editors Stephen Childress, Anette Hosoi, William W. Schultz, and Z. Jane Wang, editors, PB - Springer SN - 9781461439967 UR - http://hdl.handle.net/1963/6445 U1 - 6381 U2 - Mathematics U4 - 1 U5 - MAT/08 ANALISI NUMERICA ER - TY - RPRT T1 - A Fully Coupled Immersed Finite Element Method for Fluid Structure Interaction via the Deal.II Library Y1 - 2012 A1 - Luca Heltai A1 - Saswati Roy A1 - Francesco Costanzo KW - Finite Element Method KW - Immersed Boundary Method KW - Immersed Finite Element Method AB - We present the implementation of a solution scheme for fluid-structure\\r\\ninteraction problems via the finite element software library deal.II. The\\r\\nsolution scheme is an immersed finite element method in which two independent discretizations are used for the fluid and immersed deformable body. In this type of formulation the support of the equations of motion of the fluid is extended to cover the union of the solid and fluid domains. The equations of motion over the extended solution domain govern the flow of a fluid under the action of a body force field. This body force field informs the fluid of the presence of the immersed solid. The velocity field of the immersed solid is the restriction over the immersed domain of the velocity field in the extended equations of motion. The focus of this paper is to show how the determination of the motion of the immersed domain is carried out in practice. We show that our implementation is general, that is, it is not dependent on a specific choice of the finite element spaces over the immersed solid and the extended fluid domains. We present some preliminary results concerning the accuracy of the proposed method. PB - SISSA UR - http://hdl.handle.net/1963/6255 N1 - 28 pages, 9 figures U1 - 6172 U2 - Mathematics U3 - Functional Analysis and Applications U4 - 1 U5 - MAT/08 ANALISI NUMERICA ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Reverse engineering the euglenoid movement JF - Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. Volume 109, Issue 44, 30 October 2012, Pages 17874-17879 Y1 - 2012 A1 - Marino Arroyo A1 - Luca Heltai A1 - Daniel Millán A1 - Antonio DeSimone KW - microswimmers AB - Euglenids exhibit an unconventional motility strategy amongst unicellular eukaryotes, consisting of large-amplitude highly concerted deformations of the entire body (euglenoid movement or metaboly). A plastic cell envelope called pellicle mediates these deformations. Unlike ciliary or flagellar motility, the biophysics of this mode is not well understood, including its efficiency and molecular machinery. We quantitatively examine video recordings of four euglenids executing such motions with statistical learning methods. This analysis reveals strokes of high uniformity in shape and pace. We then interpret the observations in the light of a theory for the pellicle kinematics, providing a precise understanding of the link between local actuation by pellicle shear and shape control. We systematically understand common observations, such as the helical conformations of the pellicle, and identify previously unnoticed features of metaboly. While two of our euglenids execute their stroke at constant body volume, the other two exhibit deviations of about 20% from their average volume, challenging current models of low Reynolds number locomotion. We find that the active pellicle shear deformations causing shape changes can reach 340%, and estimate the velocity of the molecular motors. Moreover, we find that metaboly accomplishes locomotion at hydrodynamic efficiencies comparable to those of ciliates and flagellates. Our results suggest new quantitative experiments, provide insight into the evolutionary history of euglenids, and suggest that the pellicle may serve as a model for engineered active surfaces with applications in microfluidics. UR - http://hdl.handle.net/1963/6444 U1 - 6380 U2 - Mathematics U4 - 1 U5 - MAT/08 ANALISI NUMERICA ER - TY - CONF T1 - A stable semi-lagrangian potential method for the simulation of ship interaction with unsteady and nonlinear waves T2 - 17th Int. Conf. Ships Shipp. Res. Y1 - 2012 A1 - Andrea Mola A1 - Luca Heltai A1 - Antonio DeSimone JF - 17th Int. Conf. Ships Shipp. Res. ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Variational implementation of immersed finite element methods JF - Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering. Volume 229-232, 1 July 2012, Pages 110-127 Y1 - 2012 A1 - Luca Heltai A1 - Francesco Costanzo KW - Turbulent flow AB -Dirac-delta distributions are often crucial components of the solid-fluid coupling operators in immersed solution methods for fluid-structure interaction (FSI) problems. This is certainly so for methods like the Immersed Boundary Method (IBM) or the Immersed Finite Element Method (IFEM), where Dirac-delta distributions are approximated via smooth functions. By contrast, a truly variational formulation of immersed methods does not require the use of Dirac-delta distributions, either formally or practically. This has been shown in the Finite Element Immersed Boundary Method (FEIBM), where the variational structure of the problem is exploited to avoid Dirac-delta distributions at both the continuous and the discrete level. In this paper, we generalize the FEIBM to the case where an incompressible Newtonian fluid interacts with a general hyperelastic solid. Specifically, we allow (i) the mass density to be different in the solid and the fluid, (ii) the solid to be either viscoelastic of differential type or purely elastic, and (iii) the solid to be and either compressible or incompressible. At the continuous level, our variational formulation combines the natural stability estimates of the fluid and elasticity problems. In immersed methods, such stability estimates do not transfer to the discrete level automatically due to the non- matching nature of the finite dimensional spaces involved in the discretization. After presenting our general mathematical framework for the solution of FSI problems, we focus in detail on the construction of natural interpolation operators between the fluid and the solid discrete spaces, which guarantee semi-discrete stability estimates and strong consistency of our spatial discretization.

PB - Elsevier UR - http://hdl.handle.net/1963/6462 N1 - 42 pages, 5 figures, Revision 1 U1 - 6389 U2 - Mathematics U4 - 1 U5 - MAT/05 ANALISI MATEMATICA ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Multi-physics modelling and sensitivity analysis of olympic rowing boat dynamics JF - Sports Engineering Y1 - 2011 A1 - Andrea Mola A1 - Mehdi Ghommem A1 - Muhammad R. Hajj PB - Springer Nature VL - 14 UR - https://doi.org/10.1007/s12283-011-0075-2 ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Numerical Strategies for Stroke Optimization of Axisymmetric Microswimmers JF - Mathematical Models and Methods in Applied Sciences 21 (2011) 361-387 Y1 - 2011 A1 - François Alouges A1 - Antonio DeSimone A1 - Luca Heltai KW - Optimal swimming AB - We propose a computational method to solve optimal swimming problems, based on the boundary integral formulation of the hydrodynamic interaction between swimmer and surrounding fluid and direct constrained minimization of the energy consumed by the swimmer. We apply our method to axisymmetric model examples. We consider a classical model swimmer (the three-sphere swimmer of Golestanian et al.) as well as a novel axisymmetric swimmer inspired by the observation of biological micro-organisms. PB - World Scientific UR - http://hdl.handle.net/1963/3657 U1 - 648 U2 - Mathematics U3 - Functional Analysis and Applications ER - TY - RPRT T1 - Optimally swimming Stokesian Robots Y1 - 2010 A1 - François Alouges A1 - Antonio DeSimone A1 - Luca Heltai A1 - Aline Lefebvre A1 - Benoit Merlet AB - We study self propelled stokesian robots composed of assemblies of balls, in dimen-\\nsions 2 and 3, and prove that they are able to control their position and orientation. This is a result of controllability, and its proof relies on applying Chow\\\'s theorem in an analytic framework, similarly to what has been done in [3] for an axisymmetric system swimming along the axis of symmetry. However, we simplify drastically\\nthe analyticity result given in [3] and apply it to a situation where more complex swimmers move either in a plane or in three-dimensional space, hence experiencing also rotations. We then focus our attention on energetically optimal strokes, which we are able to compute numerically. Some examples of computed optimal strokes are discussed in detail. UR - http://hdl.handle.net/1963/3929 U1 - 472 U2 - Mathematics U3 - Functional Analysis and Applications ER - TY - CONF T1 - A Phase Field Approach to Wetting and Contact Angle Hysteresis Phenomena T2 - IUTAM Symposium on Variational Concepts with Applications to the Mechanics of Materials Y1 - 2010 A1 - Antonio DeSimone A1 - Livio Fedeli A1 - Turco, Alessandro ED - Hackl, Klaus AB -We discuss a phase field model for the numerical simulation of contact angle hysteresis phenomena in wetting. The performance of the model is assessed by comparing its predictions with experimental data on the critical size of drops that can stick on a vertical glass plate.

JF - IUTAM Symposium on Variational Concepts with Applications to the Mechanics of Materials PB - Springer Netherlands CY - Dordrecht SN - 978-90-481-9195-6 ER - TY - RPRT T1 - The role of membrane viscosity in the dynamics of fluid membranes Y1 - 2010 A1 - Marino Arroyo A1 - Antonio DeSimone A1 - Luca Heltai AB - Fluid membranes made out of lipid bilayers are the fundamental separation structure in eukaryotic cells. Many physiological processes rely on dramatic shape and topological changes (e.g. fusion, fission) of fluid membrane systems. Fluidity is key to the versatility and constant reorganization of lipid bilayers. Here, we study the role of the membrane intrinsic viscosity, arising from the friction of the lipid molecules as they rearrange to accommodate shape changes, in the dynamics of morphological changes of fluid vesicles. In particular, we analyze the competition between the membrane viscosity and the viscosity of the bulk fluid surrounding the vesicle as the dominant dissipative mechanism. We consider the relaxation dynamics of fluid vesicles put in an out-of-equilibrium state, but conclusions can be drawn regarding the kinetics or power consumption in regulated shape changes in the cell. On the basis of numerical calculations, we find that the dynamics arising from the membrane viscosity are qualitatively different from the dynamics arising from the bulk viscosity. When these two dissipation mechanisms are put in competition, we find that for small vesicles the membrane dissipation dominates, with a relaxation time that scales as the size of the vesicle to the power 2. For large vesicles, the bulk dissipation dominates, and the exponent in the relaxation time vs. size relation is 3. UR - http://hdl.handle.net/1963/3930 U1 - 471 U2 - Mathematics U3 - Functional Analysis and Applications ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Low-Frequency Variations of Force Coefficients on Square Cylinders with Sharp and Rounded Corners JF - Journal of Structural Engineering Y1 - 2009 A1 - Andrea Mola A1 - Giancarlo Bordonaro A1 - Muhammad R. Hajj PB - American Society of Civil Engineers ({ASCE}) VL - 135 UR - https://doi.org/10.1061/(asce)st.1943-541x.0000034 ER - TY - RPRT T1 - Stratos: a code for 3D free surface flows with floating constraints Y1 - 2009 A1 - Antonio DeSimone A1 - B. Bianchi A1 - Luca Heltai AB - This report presents a brief discussion of the theoretical aspects and practical implementation of STRATOS . STRATOS is a 3D code for the simulation\\nof hydrodynamic flows for incompressible fluids, in the presence of a free surface, capable of simulating the interaction between the free surface and a\\nfloating object via Lagrange multipliers...... UR - http://hdl.handle.net/1963/3701 U1 - 604 U2 - Mathematics U3 - Functional Analysis and Applications ER - TY - RPRT T1 - Tools for the Solution of PDEs Defined on Curved Manifolds with deal.II Y1 - 2009 A1 - Antonio DeSimone A1 - Luca Heltai A1 - Cataldo Manigrasso AB - The deal.II finite element library was originally designed to solve partial differential equations defined on one, two or three space dimensions, mostly\\nvia the Finite Element Method. In its versions prior to version 6.2, the user could not solve problems defined on curved manifolds embedded in two or\\nthree spacial dimensions. This infrastructure is needed if one wants to solve, for example, Boundary Integral Equations. UR - http://hdl.handle.net/1963/3700 U1 - 605 U2 - Mathematics U3 - Functional Analysis and Applications ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Asymptotic behaviour of smooth solutions for partially dissipative hyperbolic systems with a convex entropy JF - Comm. Pure Appl. Math. 60 (2007) 1559-1622 Y1 - 2007 A1 - Stefano Bianchini A1 - Bernard Hanouzet A1 - Roberto Natalini AB - We study the asymptotic time behavior of global smooth solutions to general entropy dissipative hyperbolic systems of balance law in m space dimensions, under the Shizuta-Kawashima condition. UR - http://hdl.handle.net/1963/1780 U1 - 2764 U2 - Mathematics U3 - Functional Analysis and Applications ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Reflection symmetries for multiqubit density operators JF - J. Math. Phys. 47 (2006) 032104 Y1 - 2006 A1 - Claudio Altafini A1 - Timothy F. Havel AB - For multiqubit density operators in a suitable tensorial basis, we show that a number of nonunitary operations used in the detection and synthesis of entanglement are classifiable as reflection symmetries, i.e., orientation changing rotations. While one-qubit reflections correspond to antiunitary symmetries, as is known for example from the partial transposition criterion, reflections on the joint density of two or more qubits are not accounted for by the Wigner Theorem and are well-posed only for sufficiently mixed states. One example of such nonlocal reflections is the unconditional NOT operation on a multiparty density, i.e., an operation yelding another density and such that the sum of the two is the identity operator. This nonphysical operation is admissible only for sufficiently mixed states. UR - http://hdl.handle.net/1963/2121 U1 - 2122 U2 - Mathematics U3 - Functional Analysis and Applications ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Semiclassical orthogonal polynomials, matrix models and isomonodromic tau functions JF - Comm. Math. Phys. Y1 - 2006 A1 - Marco Bertola A1 - B. Eynard A1 - Harnad, J. VL - 263 ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Semistability vs. nefness for (Higgs) vector bundles JF - Differential Geom. Appl. 24 (2006) 403-416 Y1 - 2006 A1 - Ugo Bruzzo A1 - Daniel Hernandez Ruiperez AB - According to Miyaoka, a vector bundle E on a smooth projective curve is semistable if and only if a certain numerical class in the projectivized bundle PE is nef. We establish a similar criterion for the semistability of Higgs bundles: namely, such a bundle is semistable if and only if for every integer s between 0 and the rank of E, a suitable numerical class in the scheme parametrizing the rank s locally-free Higgs quotients of E is nef. We also extend this result to higher-dimensional complex projective varieties by showing that the nefness of the above mentioned classes is equivalent to the semistability of the Higgs bundle E together with the vanishing of the discriminant of E. UR - http://hdl.handle.net/1963/2237 U1 - 2007 U2 - Mathematics U3 - Mathematical Physics ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Minimal surfaces in pseudohermitian geometry JF - Annali della Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Classe di Scienze (5), 4 (2005) 129-177. Y1 - 2005 A1 - Jih-Hsin Cheng A1 - JennFang Hwang A1 - Andrea Malchiodi A1 - Paul Yang AB - We consider surfaces immersed in three-dimensional pseudohermitian manifolds. We define the notion of (p-)mean curvature and of the associated (p-)minimal surfaces, extending some concepts previously given for the (flat) Heisenberg group. We interpret the p-mean curvature not only as the tangential sublaplacian of a defining function, but also as the curvature of a characteristic curve, and as a quantity in terms of calibration geometry. As a differential equation, the p-minimal surface equation is degenerate (hyperbolic and elliptic). To analyze the singular set, we formulate some {\em extension} theorems, which describe how the characteristic curves meet the singular set. This allows us to classify the entire solutions to this equation and to solve a Bernstein-type problem (for graphs over the $xy$-plane) in the Heisenberg group $H_1$. In $H_{1}$, identified with the Euclidean space $R^{3}$, the p-minimal surfaces are classical ruled surfaces with the rulings generated by Legendrian lines. We also prove a uniqueness theorem for the Dirichlet problem under a condition on the size of the singular set in two dimensions, and generalize to higher dimensions without any size control condition. We also show that there are no closed, connected, $C^{2}$ smoothly immersed constant p-mean curvature or p-minimal surfaces of genus greater than one in the standard $S^{3}.$ This fact continues to hold when $S^{3}$ is replaced by a general spherical pseudohermitian 3-manifold. PB - Scuola Normale Superiore UR - http://hdl.handle.net/1963/4579 U1 - 4347 U2 - Mathematics U3 - Functional Analysis and Applications U4 - -1 ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Stability of solutions of quasilinear parabolic equations JF - J. Math. Anal. Appl. 308 (2005) 221-239 Y1 - 2005 A1 - Giuseppe Maria Coclite A1 - Helge Holden AB - We bound the difference between solutions $u$ and $v$ of $u_t = a\\\\Delta u+\\\\Div_x f+h$ and $v_t = b\\\\Delta v+\\\\Div_x g+k$ with initial data $\\\\phi$ and $ \\\\psi$, respectively, by $\\\\Vert u(t,\\\\cdot)-v(t,\\\\cdot)\\\\Vert_{L^p(E)}\\\\le A_E(t)\\\\Vert \\\\phi-\\\\psi\\\\Vert_{L^\\\\infty(\\\\R^n)}^{2\\\\rho_p}+ B(t)(\\\\Vert a-b\\\\Vert_{\\\\infty}+ \\\\Vert \\\\nabla_x\\\\cdot f-\\\\nabla_x\\\\cdot g\\\\Vert_{\\\\infty}+ \\\\Vert f_u-g_u\\\\Vert_{\\\\infty} + \\\\Vert h-k\\\\Vert_{\\\\infty})^{\\\\rho_p} \\\\abs{E}^{\\\\eta_p}$. Here all functions $a$, $f$, and $h$ are smooth and bounded, and may depend on $u$, $x\\\\in\\\\R^n$, and $t$. The functions $a$ and $h$ may in addition depend on $\\\\nabla u$. Identical assumptions hold for the functions that determine the solutions $v$. Furthermore, $E\\\\subset\\\\R^n$ is assumed to be a bounded set, and $\\\\rho_p$ and $\\\\eta_p$ are fractions that depend on $n$ and $p$. The diffusion coefficients $a$ and $b$ are assumed to be strictly positive and the initial data are smooth. PB - Elsevier UR - http://hdl.handle.net/1963/2892 U1 - 1808 U2 - Mathematics U3 - Functional Analysis and Applications ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Fredholm modules for quantum euclidean spheres JF - J. Geom. Phys. 49 (2004) 272-293 Y1 - 2004 A1 - Eli Hawkins A1 - Giovanni Landi AB - The quantum Euclidean spheres, $S_q^{N-1}$, are (noncommutative) homogeneous spaces of quantum orthogonal groups, $\\\\SO_q(N)$. The *-algebra $A(S^{N-1}_q)$ of polynomial functions on each of these is given by generators and relations which can be expressed in terms of a self-adjoint, unipotent matrix. We explicitly construct complete sets of generators for the K-theory (by nontrivial self-adjoint idempotents and unitaries) and the K-homology (by nontrivial Fredholm modules) of the spheres $S_q^{N-1}$. We also construct the corresponding Chern characters in cyclic homology and cohomology and compute the pairing of K-theory with K-homology. On odd spheres (i. e., for N even) we exhibit unbounded Fredholm modules by means of a natural unbounded operator D which, while failing to have compact resolvent, has bounded commutators with all elements in the algebra $A(S^{N-1}_q)$. PB - SISSA Library UR - http://hdl.handle.net/1963/1636 U1 - 2482 U2 - Mathematics U3 - Mathematical Physics ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Differential systems for biorthogonal polynomials appearing in 2-matrix models and the associated Riemann-Hilbert problem JF - Comm. Math. Phys. Y1 - 2003 A1 - Marco Bertola A1 - B. Eynard A1 - Harnad, J. VL - 243 ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Partition functions for matrix models and isomonodromic tau functions JF - J. Phys. A Y1 - 2003 A1 - Marco Bertola A1 - B. Eynard A1 - Harnad, J. VL - 36 N1 - Random matrix theory ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Duality, biorthogonal polynomials and multi-matrix models JF - Comm. Math. Phys. Y1 - 2002 A1 - Marco Bertola A1 - B. Eynard A1 - Harnad, J. VL - 229 ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Relatively stable bundles over elliptic fibrations JF - Math. Nachr. 238 (2002) 23-36 Y1 - 2002 A1 - Claudio Bartocci A1 - Ugo Bruzzo A1 - Daniel Hernandez Ruiperez A1 - Jose M. Munoz Porras AB - We consider a relative Fourier-Mukai transform defined on elliptic fibrations over an arbitrary normal base scheme. This is used to construct relative Atiyah sheaves and generalize Atiyah\\\'s and Tu\\\'s results about semistable sheaves over elliptic curves to the case of elliptic fibrations. Moreover we show that this transform preserves relative (semi)stability of sheaves of positive relative degree. PB - Wiley UR - http://hdl.handle.net/1963/3132 U1 - 1201 U2 - Mathematics U3 - Mathematical Physics ER -