- Thomas Schuster, Saarland University
- Barbara Kaltenbacher, AAU
"Inverse problems in elasticity"
identification of unknown quantities from indirect measurements has
numerous continuum mechanics applications ranging from the
reconstruction of coefficient functions for the characterization of
materials to the detection of inclusions or defects in nondestructive
While already the forward model due to general geometries
and materials poses mathematical challenges to the analysis and
numerics, this is still more the case for inverse problems in this
context, due to their inherent ill-posedness.
issues in this context are uniqueness questions, i.e., whether the
measured data really determine the searched for quantities, as well as
efficient and stable identification methods, including fast solution of
the corresponding forward problems.
aim of this minisymposium is to bring together experts on these
aspects, and to allow for fruitful discussions on topics in the
- efficient forward computations
- reconstruction algorithms and their convergence analysis
- for inverse problems in elasticity.