Wednesday, July 12

Julian Cole Lecture: Bodies Interacting with and through Fluids

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Room: Imperial Ballroom - ML
Chair: Martin Golubitsky, University of Houston

The interaction of flowing fluids with free bodies -- sometimes compliant, sometimes active, sometimes multiple -- constitutes a class of beautiful dynamic boundary problems that are central to biology and engineering. Examples range from how organisms locomote in fluids (which depends strongly on scale) to how non-Newtonian stresses develop in complex liquids (strongly dependent on the nature of fluidic microstructure). I will discuss several interesting examples, emphasizing how they are formulated mathematically so as to yield models tractable for analysis or simulation, and show how this work has interacted with experimental studies.

Michael J. Shelley
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University

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