Recent work in multiscale modelling has emphasized the synthesis of theories applicable to different scale ranges, such as quantum, molecular and continuum descriptions. The application of these models to real engineering problems needs the input from theoretical and numerical analysis. However, to obtain quantitative results that can be applied in engineering design processes it is necessary to validate all findings through state-of-the-art experiments.
Due to different physical, mechanical and mathematical models involved in multiscale formulations small interdisciplinary groups for specific research tasks have been formed. These groups consist of engineers, mathematicians and physicists as principal investigators and guide the PhD and Master students during the research process. Interested partners from industry advise during the research work and internships can be set up for students in order to implement their findings in an industrial environment.
At the moment, research at MUSIC focuses on the following areas: