University of Minnesota
Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
Spring 1997 Seminar Series


Fridays 2:30 - 3:30 pm ** Room 209 Akerman Hall

* April 4
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
2-620 Moos Tower
Desensitized Optimal Control
Dr. Hans Seywald
NASA - Langley Research Center
April 4 Investigating Similarity in Turbulent Plane Wakes
Professor Robert Moser
University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign
Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
* April 7
2:30-3:30 p.m.
2-520 Moos Tower
Control and Simulation of Multibody Systems
Dr. Jeffrey Wendlandt
University of California at Berkeley
April 11 Dynamics and Control of Resonant Surge/Stall Interactions in Compressor Models
Dr. Brianno Coller
California Institute of Technology
Department of Control and Dynamical Systems
*April 17 Conflict Detection and Resolution for Air Traffic Control
Dr. Heinz Erzberger - NASA Ames Research Center
April 18 Exact Solutions in Compressible Finite Elasticity
Michael Carroll - Rice University
Dean of the George R. Brown School of Engineering
Professor in Mechanical Engineering
and Computational and Applied Mathematics
* April 21
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
2-520 Moos Tower
Adaptive and Backstepping Boundary Controllers for Flexible Beams with Actuator Dynamics
Dr. Chris Rahn - Clemson University
Department of Mechanical Engineering
April 25 Test Engineering
Tom Eaton - The United Defense
May 2 Introduction to Rotorcraft Research at NASA Ames
Dr. Robert Chen - NASA Ames Research Center
May 9 New Materials with Unusually Large Magnetostriction
Professor Richard James - University of Minnesota
Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
May 16 Effective Force Testing: Method of Seismic Simulation
Professor Carol Shield - University of Minnesota
Department of Civil Engineering
May 23 Measurements of Fluid/Particle Correlated Motion in the Far Field of an Axisymmetric Jet
Dr. Jacques Boree - University of Minnesota
Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
May 30 The Stretching Ridge: A New Structural Element in a Strongly Distorted Sheet
Professor Tom Witten - University of Chicago
June 6 Shock Tube Experiments in Aerodynamic Breakup of Newtonian and Non-Newtonian Liquids
Professor Jacques Belanger - University of Minnesota
Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics

*Denotes change in date, room and/or time.

Disability accommodations provided upon request.
Contact the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics : (612) 625-8000.