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Workshop on

Numerical Analysis for FEM and BEM

29 August, 2016

Hosted by: CARMA, The University of Newcastle

Venue: V205, Mathematics Building



The goal of this workshop is to present current and planned research activities in the fields of numerical analysis for finite element and boundary element methods. Scientists from different universities and other research institutions are invited to present their research problems and discuss their results. Apart from strengthening already well established contacts this workshop should also provide an opportunity to start new collaborations.


There are no registration fees, but we ask you to register by email: lothar.banz@sbg.ac.at.


Lothar Banz, University of Salzburg
Bishnu P. Lamichhane, University of Newcastle


The symposium will be held in the CARMA room, V205 in the Mathematics Building, at the University of Newcastle. A map of the campus is available here, click on "V Mathematics" in the list below the map to highlight its position.


10:00 am:From CAD data directly to simulation resultGernot Beer
11:00 am:Nonlinear reaction diffusion problemsJoshua Williams
11:30 am:Tea Break
12:00 noon:The coupled boundary element and finite element method to calculate wave scattering by porous elastic floating platesMike Meylan
12:30 pm:Regularisation and hp-BEM for hemivariational inequalities modelling delamination problemsLothar Banz
1:00 pm:A mixed finite element method for sixth order problemsBishnu Lamichhane

Accommodation Suggestions


Sydney Airport to Newcastle

For those arriving at Sydney Airport we recommend taking the train most of the way to Newcastle (the train line has recently been truncated and you will need to transfer to a bus or other alternative at Hamilton Station). For information and trip planning, please visit


You should take the T2 Airport Line from Domestic/International Airport Station to Central Station and then the Central Coast & Newcastle Line Hamilton Station. From Hamilton Station you must transfer to a bus into the city.

Alternatively, there is the Happy Cabby Airport Shuttle Service which you will need to book in advance.

Newcastle Airport to Newcastle

For those arriving at the Newcastle Airport we recommend taking a taxi to Newcastle. The taxi rank is adjacent to the arrivals area of the terminal. Newcastle Taxis can be contacted directly, free-of-charge, on the dedicated taxi phone located in the arrivals end of the terminal.

Alternatively, you can catch the 130 or 131 bus from the Newcastle Airport to the Newcastle Station. From Newcastle Station it is an easy walk to the recommended hotels. For more information and/or to plan your exact trip times see the CityRail website or the Port Stephens Coaches timetables.

Local Transportation in Newcastle

Newcastle Taxis: bookings can be made online or by calling 133 300 within Australia.

For public transport options, please visit www.transportnsw.info.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact

Juliane Turner


Telephone: (02) 492 15483