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Applied Mathematics Colloquium

Dr. Gung-Min Gie, Indiana University


Mathematics/Psychology : 104

Date & Time

February 17, 2014, 12:00 pm1:00 pm


Title: Motion of fluids in the presence of a boundary

Abstract: In most practical applications of fluid mechanics, it is the 
interaction of the fluid with the boundary that is most critical to 
understanding the behavior of the fluid. Physically important
parameters, such as the lift and drag of a wing, are determined by the 
sharp transition the air makes from being at rest on the wing to flowing 
freely around the airplane near the wing. Mathematically, the behavior  of
such flows at small viscosity is modeled by the Navier-Stokes
equations. In this talk, we discuss some recent results on the boundary 
layers of the Navier-Stokes equations.

Location: Math/Psych 104