The TC-CA brings together researchers from the fields of computational acoustic modeling and numerical analysis. It is intended that the members are familiar, or are in the learning stages, with the usage of advanced computer techniques for modern and classical acoustic problems. This group primarily consists of scientists currently developing numerical methods to solve classical acoustic problems but does not exclude members who are interested in exploring original computational techniques for new acoustic applications. For example, numerical methods for nonlinear acoustic problems or updating recent results on new finite and boundary element methods for three-dimensional and two-dimensional linear acoustic scattering in both frequency and time-domain. A major task of the committee is to stimulate joint activities and mutual cooperation between researchers worldwide in these areas. The TC-CA will act as a virtual community for EU proposals where cross-fertilisation between computation and scientific subjects is necessary to complete a viable EU proposal.
An important aspect of the TC in Computational Acoustics will provide a basis for an exchange of information between students from a wide basis and different subject cohort. Graduate student exchange will also form part of the program initiative. Researchers in the field of acoustic computational science will form the central group of the Technical Committee in the formative stages. This will allow a connection between researchers worldwide in the field of computational and numerical acoustics. The TC-CA will supply a web-site with links to educational materials useful for studying and teaching activities and European organized summer schools, e.g Summer schools in numerical analysis which would not otherwise be shown on an acoustics page. European host scientists will be able to advertise key visiting scientists to their laboratory with location of appropriate seminars and other proposed visits by the key scientists.
Membership to the TC-CA will benefit young researchers and graduate students, possibly on an exchange program, where information exchange is of importance. It is intended that students in inter-disciplinary subjects will also benefit from the goals set for TC-CA especially in receiving up-to-date accurate subroutines and algorithms. Senior scientists will benefit on posting possible doctorate programs and keeping up-to-date with the location of visiting scientists, seminars and expressions of interest in European-wide projects.
The general activities of the TC-CA, in the context of the EAA web-site could include the following but is open to debate and discussion :
TC chair: Maarten Hornikx (M.C.J.Hornikx@tue.nl)