University of Bath

30th European Study Group with Industry

Held 7th-11th April, 1997
School of Mathematical Sciences
University of Bath

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For over 25 years Study Groups have been successful in drawing together industrialists and academic experts from many branches of engineering, applied mathematics and numerical analysis for the intensive study of real world problems from industry. The 30th Study Group in this series was be held at the University of Bath on the 7th - 11th April 1997.

At Study Groups, research workers from industrial and commercial concerns are invited to present one of their current technical problems for study in working sessions with leading specialists from the academic community. Problems may come from a wide variety of subject areas, but should be amenable to mathematical modelling and analysis. Some examples from previous meetings include powder painting, paper cutting, bond sweeteners, mobile phone radio propagation, food freezing, die swell, bubble bursting in glass, paint evaporation and ink drying.

Problems and Proceedings

Proceedings of the 30th Study Group are now on line. You can view the introduction to the proceedings, or download postscript files of the full reports on each of the problems. Also available is a full list of participants in the Study Group and the results of the Colemanballs competition.

The following problems were presented at the study group:

Summary reports on problems tackled at previous study groups can be found in copies of the Maths in Industry Newsletter, available on-line. See the May 1996 newsletter for a report on the 29th Study Group (Oxford) and the May 1995 issue for disscussion of the 28th Study Group (Cambridge).


The meeting took the following format:

A reception was held for all those attending the Study Group.

Contact information

If you need any more information, you may contact the organising committee in several ways:

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    30th ESGI
    Department of Mathematical Sciences
    University of Bath
    Claverton Down
    BA2 7AY

  • Fax: +44 (0)1225 826492

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