A REVIEW OF 40 (1972-2012) YEAR WORK OF KRAGUJEVAC RESEARCH GROUP
Milos Kojic (UDC: 53(497.11)"1972/2012")
In this review are briefly summarized activities of research group in computational methods and software development, in the period from the start in 1972 to 2012. The research group initiated by Milos Kojic, consisting usually of 10-15 members, was mainly oriented to development of numerical methods and engineering software – synthesized into the finite element general purpose program PAK (abbreviation of „Program for Structural Analysis― in Serbian). The results of this development are published in hundreds of publications, including articles in the leading international and national journals and conferences, as well as through the national and internatinal books and monographs. A large number (several tens) of national and international grants has been realized in various fields of engineering and bioengineering, with the aim of the fundamental development of numerical methods and their applications. More than 40 MS and Ph. D. theses have been completed through the Research Group research. The Group initiated a number of educational university undergraduate and graduate programs and courses in computational methods and their applications (Mechanical Engineering Faculty of University of Kragujevac, University of Kragujevac, Belgrade Metropolitan University). Based on the overall results within the period of 40 years, it can be said that a „Kragujevac School―, or „Serbian School― of computational methods and software development has been established.