3:45 PM-5:45 PM
Room: Savannah East
During the last several years, the techniques of classical hydrodynamic stability theory have been applied to several unusual problems, e.g. flows with particles and non-Newtonian flows. Nevertheless, there remain certain outstanding problems of viscous instability whose resolution have defied complete mathematical analysis. Among these are Taylor-Couette flow; inviscid instability; shear flows and general solutions to the 2D Euler equations.The speakers will discuss techniques of operator theory combined with a judicious use of numerical methods and asymptotics resolving these problems.
Organizer: Isom H. Herron
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
LMH, 1/19/99, MMD, 3/15/99