Applied Mathematics Seminar

Date/Time/Room: Friday (10/26/2001) at 3:30 pm in 487 Pickard Hall

Speaker: Donald Greenspan, Department of Mathematics, University of Texas at Arlington

``N-Body Modelling''

Abstract: N-body problems are studied using molecules and collections of molecules, called particles. Applications include primary vortex flow and turbulent flow for water vapor, soliton collision, the motion of a top on a smooth surface, microdrop collison, stress of a slotted copper plate, contact angle of adhesion, cellular self reorganization, the bounce of a elastic ball, fall of a pendant drop, minimal surfaces, and elastic snap-through. Lastly, numerical methodology is developed for significant 1-body problems.