University of Minnesota
Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
Spring 1999 Seminar Series


SEMINAR SCHEDULE

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

April 2

Title: The level set method for multiphase flow, crystal growth, shape reconstruction, and whatever else you might need
Professor Stan Osher
Department of Mathematics, University of California- Los Angeles

April 9

Title: Numerical Modeling of Spacecraft Propulsion Systems
Professor Iain Boyd
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University

April 16

Title: Modeling Studies of the Phase Transition Between Chiral Nematic and Smectic a Liquid Crystals
Professor Maria-Carme Calderer
Department of Mathematics, Penn State University

April 23

Title: The Influence of Material Instabilities at the Mesoscale on Macroscopic Material Response
Professor David Owen
Department of Mathematics, Carnegie Mellon University

April 30

Title: Computational Fluid Dynamics Based on the Method of Space-Time Conservation Element and Solution Element
Dr. Xiaoyen Wang
Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota

May 7

Title: Entropic Elasticity of Martensites
Professor Lev Truskinovsky
Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota

May 14

Title: Human-in-the-Loop Control
Professor Ron Hess
Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, University of California- Davis

May 21

Title: Damage Evolution and Failure in Heterogeneous Materials
Professor William A. Curtin
Division of Engineering, Brown University

May 28

Title: Computer Simulation of Particle Breakage
Professor Charlie Campbell
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Southern California

June 4

Title: Fractals and Fractal Scaling in Fracture Mechanics
Professor Feodor Borodich
Department of Mathematics, Glasgow Caledonia University


REFRESHMENTS SERVED AFTER EACH SEMINAR IN 227 AKERMAN HALL.
Disability accommodations provided upon request.
Contact the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics : (612) 625-8000.