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Computational Mechanics

Splash (Numerical Simulation - Inst. Dalembert)
Starting from September 2017, UPMC will offer a new two-year Master program in Computational Mechanics focused on modelling and numerical simulation of fluids and solids. The program will be developed in collaboration with the Italian University La Sapienza (Rome). It has the ambition to attract highly motivated students and to provide high-level training on continuum and computational mechanics in an international environment.

The program will cover fundamental and advanced topics on solid and structural mechanics, fluid mechanics, and their interactions. It will provide a balanced and deep coverage of theoretical aspects and modern computational methods for the macroscopic modelling, analysis, and design of complex systems including fluids, solids, and soft matter. Applications will range from biological and medical engineering, to civil and mechanical engineering, passing through nuclear and new energies engineering.


The students will evolve in a stimulating international environment. At the end of the Master, graduates will be able to evolve in English-speaking research and engineering teams of international level. They will be able to analyse scientific papers in the general area of continuous mechanics, to evaluate the relevance of the various approximations needed to solve a problem, to implement efficient numerical discretisation and solution techniques using modern open-source software for High Performance Computing, and to use them to solve complex problems in fluid and solid mechanics.


Thermal shock cracks in ceramics (Inst. Dalembert)

The program at UPMC will mainly consist on fundamental courses from Fluids and Solids SpI Masters. We highly recommend the participation to the exchange program with La Sapienza during the second semester of first year of the master.

After the first year, students can choose to continue in the Computational Mechanics Master or to integrate either the fluids (MF2A) or solids (MSGC) mechanics programs. The classes in the first year will be selected to secure all the prerequisites for the MF2A and MSGC programs.

Starting in September 2017 all 1st year courses will be in French with specific learning helps for english-speaking students. From September 2018 2nd year courses will be taught in English.

The complete courses list is 

Semester 1                   (sept-jan)6Continuum mechanics 
6Mechanical vibrations and waves
6Numerical methods and signal processing
6Finite element structural analysis: statics and dynamics
6Aerodynamics and aeronautics
Semester 2                   (jan-may)6Numerical methods and simulation in fluid mechanics
3Introduction to hydrodynamic instabilities
6Slender structures
3Optimisation methods in mechanics
3English/French Language
Semester 3                 (sept-feb)6Plasticity, viscoelasticity, and thermodynamics of solids
6Nonlinear finite element methods in solid mechanics 
3Dynamics and turbulence
3Numerical methods for fluid mechanics
3Uncertainty quantification
6Project in Fluid Structure Interaction
Semester 4 21Internship
6Project in High Performance Computing 
3English/French Language

We are currently working to activate a double-degree agreement with La Sapienza. After the activation, the students having successfully completed the program and participated to the exchange will automatically obtain Master degree from the UPMC and a Engineering degree from La Sapienza.


The Computational Mechanics Master begins in September 2017. Application period starts in April 2017. The detailed procedure will be available here

We will publish soon more information and a preliminary program of study.



For any information, or if you are potentially interested in this program, send us a mail at one of the following adresses:

Main contact

corrado.maurini @

angela.vincenti @


sergio.chibbaro @ 

jose.fullana @