We need mathematical models to understand the physical
properties of a system and to be able to predict its behaviour.
We are currently investigating the growth of an oxide layer, by mathematical models
of a set of second order nonlinear parabolic partial differential equations (PDE).
The solutions to these equations help us understand the behaviour of the oxide layer
and the inititation of cracks. These cracks critcally affects the lifetime of TBCs
(Thermal barrier coatings) and the reliability of the engines.
We have extensive research experience in the area of mathematical modelling:
Numerical Analysis and Simulation
Solution of Partial Differential Equations
Currently TECSIS CORPORATION has a collaboration with the Carelton University and
the Institute for Aerospace Research, National Research Council.