University of Minnesota
Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
Spring 1999 Seminar Series


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

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