UTA Department of Mathematics

Applied Mathematics Seminar

Date/Time/Room: Friday (11/21/2003) at 2:00pm in 304 Pickard Hall

Speaker: Christian Constanda, Department of Mathematics, University of Tulsa

"Time-Dependent Bending of Thin Elastic Plates"

Abstract: An outline is presented of the boundary integral equation method in application to the time-dependent model of bending of plates with transverse shear deformation. The fundamental initial-boundary value problems are reduced to integral equations on the contour of the domain, and the latter are solved in spaces of distributions. A nonlinear initial-boundary value problem is then considered for a thermoelastic plate, and a Galerkin method is developed for approximating its solution.