# Applied Mathematics Colloquium

### Dr. Gung-Min Gie, Indiana University

Location

Mathematics/Psychology : 104

Date & Time

February 17, 2014, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Description

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