Idoia Cortes Garcia

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Idoia Cortes Garcia


Circuits of superconducting accelerator magnets are complex systems with components combining technologies from several engineering fields, show strong mutual interactions and can contain up to thousands of components. The transient phenomena occurring in the circuit can be consistently captured only if the simulation includes the components’ mutual influence. It is desirable to solve this type of multi-physics, multi-scale, and multi-rate problem using an intrinsically consistent monolithic approach. However, this can lead to non-acceptable computational times. At the same time, it is worth noting that no currently available multi-physics simulation tool covers the full range of phenomena. This research is part of the STEAM project. It deals with the analysis of the coupled models, e.g. with respect to their differential-algebraic-equation index and investigates efficient co-simulation methods, e.g. based on waveform relaxation, to exploit the multi-rate behavior.

  • 2021: PhD Award of the Graduate School of Computational Engineering for the best PhD thesis funded by Dassault Systèmes
  • 2020: Dissertation is recognized as outstanding Ph.D. research by Springer (“The Best of the Best”)
  • 2020: Young Scientist Award at SCEE 2020 which recognizes outstanding achievements and contributions of young scientists
  • 2019: Junior membership of GAMM (Association of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics) for outstanding achievements in diploma and/or doctoral theses in the field of applied mathematics or mechanics.