CERMAT2 Summer School 2015, August 25  September 4, 2015, Aberystwyth
http://fp7.imaps.aber.ac.uk/cermat2school2015/ 
TC4 "WienerHopf methods with applications to mechanics" (20hrs) The course provides fellows with knowledge of advanced analytical methods to solve boundary value problems with applications to solid mechanics. The course includes the following topics: Introduction and historical overview; Fundamentals of complex analysis; Basis of the WienerHopf methods; Applications to solve integral equation on half axis, mixed BVP for crack, problems with imperfect, dynamic problems in solid and structures.
Venue
The CERMAT2 Summer School will take place at the Institute of Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science of the Aberytswyth University.How to reach us
Registration Form
You are not required to pay application or tuition fees. Registrations to the event are open until we reach a limited number of participants. Please send this registration form duly filled in together with your CV to Miss Daria Andreeva (daa26@aber.ac.uk)Download the Registration Form
Programme  TC3  August 2528, 2015
TC3  Elastic waves in inhomogeneous periodic structures: filtering effects and localized vibration modes (20hrs)(Prof. Alexander Movchan, Prof. Natasha Movchan)
The course covers the following topics: asymptotic models and numerical illustrations of periodic systems which possess band gaps and support standing waves at low frequencies; structures containing periodic systems of defects, cracks or resonators of different types; tuning mechanisms to control the position of band gaps in dispersion diagrams; dynamics of thick interfaces separating different regions of elastic materials; structural interfaces made up of elastic layers or inertial truss structures; unusual filtering characteristics in the system, which cannot be obtained with multilayered interfaces; applications to metamaterials. The course will consist of 15 hours of lecture time, with 5 hours of tutorials during which the attendees will be given the opportunity to explore further the techniques discussed in the lectures.
The structure of the course is as follows:
 BlochFloquet waves in periodic elastic structures: an introduction;
 Bloch waves in spring mass systems, notion of the stop band and group velocity;
 dynamic lattice Green's functions and localised defect modes in infinite discrete systems;
 slowness contours and dynamic anisotropy for higher frequencies;
 hyperbolic metamaterials;
 dynamic fracture in lattice systems;
 transmission of elastic waves through structured interfaces;
 polarisation and filtering of elastic waves.
Programme  TC4  September 14, 2015
TC4  WienerHopf methods with applications to mechanics (20hrs)(Prof. Gennady Mishuris, Dr. Adam Vellender)
The course provides fellows with knowledge of advanced analytical methods to solve boundary value problems with applications to solid mechanics. The course includes the following topics: Introduction and historical overview; Fundamentals of complex analysis; Basis of the WienerHopf methods; Applications to solve integral equation on half axis, mixed BVP for crack, problems with imperfect, dynamic problems in solid and structures.
ASYMPTOTICS MINICOURSE (Dr. Adam Vellender):
 Definitions and main ideas
 Regularly perturbed problems (ODEs and algebraic)
 Singularly perturbed algebraic problems
 Applications to simple mechanical systems (including boundary layer analysis)
 Approximation of integrals
 Abeliantype theorems
 The ideology of WienerHopf techniques
 Solving integral equations
 Solving PDEs with mixed boundary conditions (in a strip and in a halfspace)
 WienerHopf methods in a lattice (static and dynamic problems)
Teachers Profiles

Prof. Alexander Movchan. Prof. Alexander Movchan is the Head of the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Liverpool. The areas of his research include perturbation methods, singular integral equations, asymptotic analysis of singularly perturbed boundary value problems, as well as fracture mechanics, Mathematical models of continuum mechanics and of composite media. 

Prof. Natasha Movchan. Prof. Natasha Movchan is a Professor at of the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Liverpool. Among her research interests are mathematical modelling of fracture in inhomogeneous media and of elastic and acoustic waves interacting with inhomogeneous media; dynamic structural interfaces, spectral problems for elliptic operators and asymptotic analysis of elasticity problems in singularly perturbed domains. 

Prof. Gennady Mishuris. Prof. Gennady Mishuris is a Professor at the Department of Mathematics of Aberystwyth University. He is conducting research into singular integral equations, functional equations of the WienerHopf type, mathematical modelling of problems of biomechanics, and rheology (plastic and viscoplastic materials) and of solid mechanics (such as BVPs with irregular boundaries, singular fields, composites with imperfect interfaces and waves in complex structures). His areas of interest include such engineering applications as crack propagation, hydraulic fracturing, metal forming, material testing and others. 

Dr. Adam Vellender. Dr. Adam Vellender received his PhD at Aberystwyth University, where he is now a Research Lecturer. His research interests include mathematical modelling of solids containing cracks and imperfect interfaces; waves in complex structures, singular integral equations and weight function techniques using the WienerHopf method. Dr Vellender has been highly commended for Outstanding Teaching at this yearâ€™s Student Led Awards, as well as in the Aberystwyth University Exemplary Course Awards. 
Contacts
Prof. Gennady MishurisDepartment of Mathematics
IMPACS,
Aberystwyth University
Ceredigion SY23 3BZ
Wales, UK
Telephone UK: +44 (0)1970622753
Fax UK: +44 (0)1970622826
Email: ggm@aber.ac.uk