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Staff Dr. Sven Groß

Mr. Groß is now at RWTH Aachen. This page is no longer maintained.

Contact Information

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  • 2009: Borchers-Plakette, RWTH Aachen, for doctoral studies
  • 2003: Friedrich-Wilhelm-Preis, RWTH Aachen, for diploma thesis
  • 2003: Springorum-Denkmünze, RWTH Aachen, for diploma

Personal stuff

  • Big Bandits is the name of the big band where I play tenor saxophone.
  • Check our myspace site for the next concerts and some music and video clips.

Research projects


High-dimensional problems and multi-scale methods

Project Area J, Cluster of Excellence.


High-Performance Parallel Computing



Adaptive 3D FE methods for incompressible two-phase flow problems

Level Set Methods

XFEM for two-phase flows


  1. 3D incompressible two-phase flow benchmark computations for rising droplets. J. Adelsberger, P. Esser, M. Griebel, S. Groß, M. Klitz, and A. Rüttgers. In Proceedings of the 11th World Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM XI), Barcelona, Spain. 2014. Also available as INS Preprint No. 1401 and as IGPM Preprint No. 393. BibTeX PDF
  2. Validated simulation of droplet sedimentation with finite-element and level-set methods. E. Bertakis, S. Groß, J. Grande, O. Fortmeier, A. Reusken, and A. Pfennig. Comp. Eng. Sci., 65:2037–2051, 2010. BibTeX
  3. Discrete and continuous adjoint approaches to estimate boundary heat fluxes in falling films. H. M. Bücker, J. Willkomm, S. Groß, and O. Fortmeier. Optimization Methods and Software, 2009. BibTeX Publisher
  4. Model identification for transport coefficients in convection-diffusion systems. M. Karalashvili, S. Groß, W. Marquardt, A. Mhamdi, and A. Reusken. SIAM J. Sci. Comput., 2009. submitted. BibTeX
  5. Numerical methods for three-dimensional incompressible two-phase flow problems. S. Groß. PhD thesis, RWTH Aachen, 2008. BibTeX PDF Link
  6. Reconstruction of local boundary heat fluxes in pool boiling experiments along the entire boiling curve from high resolution transient temperature measurements. Y. Heng, A. Mhamdi, S. Groß, A. Reusken, M. Buchholz, H. Auracher, and W. Marquardt. Int. J. Heat Mass Tran., 51:5072–5087, 2008. BibTeX
  7. Incremental identification of transport coefficients in convection-diffusion systems. M. Karalashvili, S. Groß, A. Mhamdi, A. Reusken, and W. Marquardt. SIAM J. Sci. Comput., 3:3249–3269, 2008. BibTeX PDF
  8. Mathematik für Tropfen ist alles andere als trocken. S. Groß and A. Reusken. RWTH-Themen 2/2007, Computational Engineering Science - Ein neues Ingenieurprofil. pp. 14-17, 2007. BibTeX
  9. An extended pressure finite element space for two-phase incompressible flows with surface tension. S. Groß and A. Reusken. J. Comput. Phys., 224:40–58, 2007. BibTeX PDF
  10. Finite element discretization error analysis of a surface tension force in two-phase incompressible flows. S. Groß and A. Reusken. SIAM J. Numer. Anal., 45(4):1679–1700, 2007. BibTeX PDF
  11. A finite element based level set method for two-phase incompressible flows. S. Groß, V. Reichelt, and A. Reusken. Comp. Visual. Sci., 9(4):239–257, 2006. BibTeX PDF
  12. Experiences with the OpenMP parallelization of DROPS, a Navier-Stokes solver written in C++. Ch. Terboven, A. Spiegel, D. an Mey, S. Groß, and V. Reichelt. In Proceedings of the first international workshop on OpenMP (IWOMP 2005). 2005. BibTeX
  13. Parallel multilevel tetrahedral grid refinement. S. Groß and A. Reusken. SIAM J. Sci. Comput., 26(4):1261–1288, 2005. BibTeX PDF
  14. Identification of boundary heat fluxes in a falling film experiment using high resolution temperature measurements. S. Groß, M. Soemers, A. Mhamdi, F. Al-Sibai, A. Reusken, W. Marquardt, and U. Renz. Int. J. Heat Mass Tran., 48:5549–5562, 2005. BibTeX
  15. Parallelisierung eines adaptiven Verfahrens zur numerischen Lösung partieller Differentialgleichungen. S. Groß. Diploma thesis (in german), IGPM, RWTH Aachen University, 2002. BibTeX PostScript
  16. The DROPS package for numerical simulations of incompressible flows using parallel adaptive multigrid techniques. S. Groß, J. Peters, V. Reichelt, and A. Reusken. Preprint 227, IGPM, RWTH Aachen University, 2002. BibTeX PDF