ESTIA Présentation

ESTIA Recherche is composed of a group of researchers in mechanics, mathematics, and computer science. They are interested in two major research directions, namely numerical methods and computer‐human interaction. More precisely, they are interested in numerical methods for process modeling, such as plastic deformation, and alternative numerical methods like meshless methods, and in particular the moving least squares approach. In this research topic, the members of ESTIA have developed XIMULA: A library for meshless methods for Partial Differential Equations. Note that they are collaborating with internationally leading research teams. Concerning computer‐human interaction, ESTIA Recherche is particularly interested in the development of new 3D interaction devices, and, more precisely, tangible user interfaces. They have developed various new tangible user interfaces in the past, as for example ESKUA, A Tangible User Interface for CADs parts assembly, GeoTUI, A tangible workbench for geoscience, and, in collaboration with IPARLA and Archéovision, ArcheoTUI: Tangible interaction with foot pedal declutching for the virtual reassembly of fractured archeological objects. ESTIA research publishes its results in international, peer‐reviewed conferences and journals (over 216 peer‐reviewed articles in the last 5 years), and organizes itself various conferences: the annual Virtual Concept conference, the ERGOAʹIA every 2 years, MathESTIA and Meshless methods Workshops, and the ERIMA conference. In terms of equipment, they own a Minolta Vivid 910 for 3D scanning, a Polhemus Liberty magnetic capture system, and an Xsens XbusKit (5 rotation trackers system).