Arthur E.P. Veldman

Professional biography
MSc students
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Arthur Veldman led the research group Computational Mechanics and Numerical Mathematics within the Research Institute of Mathematics and Computing Science between 1990 and 2013.

The group participates in the Dutch Graduate School on Fluid Dynamics J.M. Burgerscentrum. More information about our research can be found through the following links.

CFD at RuG

- CFD movie and picture gallery

- Direct numerical simulation of turbulent flow

- Simulation of free-surface flow

- Simulation of biomedical fluid dynamics

- Publications

Professional biography

Arthur Veldman obtained a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Groningen. In 1977 he joined the National Aerospace Laboratory NLR in Amsterdam, where he was involved in various projects in the area of computational aero- and hydrodynamics. In addition, between 1984 and 1990 he was part-time professor of CFD at Delft University of Technology. In 1990 he returned to Groningen, where he occupied the chair in Computational Modelling until his retirement in 2013.


prof.dr. A.E.P. Veldman
Bernoulli Institute for Mathematics, Computing Science and Artificial Intelligence
University of Groningen
P.O. Box 407, 9700 AK Groningen, The Netherlands

tel: +31 (0)50 3633988 (secr. 3633939)
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office: Bernoulliborg 372, Nijenborgh 9, 9747 AG Groningen


Supervisd theses


Most of the MSc- and PhD-projects have been carried out in close cooperation with experts in the application area at other university departments, technological research laboratories or industry research labs. A detailed list of the partners involved can be obtained by clicking on the corresponding graph below.

Examples of utilization

Free-fall life boats Greenwater on containership

A historic account of our cooperation with the space and offshore industry can be found in this document, describing the development of our simulation method for multi-phase flow: ComFLOW .

Lessons learned

Half a century of developing mathematical methods for describing the world around us has provided much insight in what the character of Applied Mathematics should be and what purpose it should serve. These experiences can be gathered in the following lessons: Acting according to the above `lessons learned', an Applied Mathematician has the whole world (and universe) at his/her feet: from applications in space, in the atmosphere, at sea, along the coast and even inside the human body. Who wants more ...