Person: Franca, Leopoldo


Leopoldo Franca was a Brazilian mathematician who had a major impact in the development and analysis of innovative finite element methods. He worked mainly on stabilised methods for fluids, acoustics and solids, residual-free methods, and enriched methods for transport equations.

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Born 7 April 1959, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Died 19 September 2012, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Origin Brazil

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  1. O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive