A robust and efficient Lie group solver for Cosserat rod models with internal and external constraints

Martin Arnold

As a mathematician, I have always been fascinated by solving real-life problems with rigorous mathematical methods and powerful numerical software tools. THREAD is one of the first research projects that applies the novel mathematical concept of geometric numerical integration in industrial settings. It is a great honour and challenge to coordinate this European network of mechanical engineers and mathematicians and to share my enthusiasm for interdisciplinary research with a new generation of young scientists.