University of Minnesota
Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
Spring 2000 Seminar Series


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

**Except for the Special Sethna Lecture on Thurs. April 27 which is at 2:30-3:30 in EE/CS 3-180

January 21

Title: Rethinking Plasticity: Deformation and Fracture in Noncrystalline Solids
Dr. Michael Falk
Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University

January 28

Title: Failure Prevention by Compressive Surface Stresses
Professor Robert F. Cook
Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Minnesota

February 4

Title: Effects of Boundary Conditions on Vortex Breakdown Simulation
Professor Sidney Leibovich
Sibley School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University

February 11

Title: Numerical Methods for an Energetic Formulation of Brittle Fracture
Professor Blaise Bourdin
Department of Applied Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering, California Institute of Technology

February 18

Title: Error Estimation and Adaptive Meshing in Nonlinear Dynamic Problems
Dr. Raul Radovitzky
Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories, California Institute of Technology

February 25

Title: Particle-Image Velocimetry of Electroosmotic and Pressure-Driven Microflows
Dr. Eric Cummings
Sandia National Labs

March 3

Title: Hierarchical Modeling of Crystal Plasticity: The Physics of Entanglement
Dr. Vivek Shenoy
Division of Engineering, Brown University

March 10

**EE/Csci 3-180

Title: TBA (Pending)

March 17

Title: Flow Physics and Mixing Processes in Confined Jets in Crossflow
Professor Michael Plesniak
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University

March 24

Title: When Smoke Rings Collide
Professor Tim B. Nickels
Department of Engineering, Cambridge University

March 31

Spring Break

April 7

Title: Midwest Mechanics Seminar:To Be Announced
Professor Kyung-Suk Kim
Division of Engineering, Brown University

April 14

Title: Midwest Mechanics Seminar: Computer Simulation of Suspensions: A New Tool for MultiphaseFlow Research
Professor John Brady
Department of Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology

April 21

Title: The Conjugate Roles of Eshelby Stress and Eigentransformation in Composition-Generated and Stress-Assisted Diffusion
Professor Chien H. Wu
Department of Civil and Materials Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago

April 27**


EE/CSci 3-180

Title: Special Sethna Lecture: Large-Scale Structures Created by Small-Scale Motions in Wall Turbulence: The Engery Cascade Reversed
Professor Ronald J. Adrian
Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, University of Illinois

April 28

Title: Characterization of Singular Optimal Shapes
Professor Guy Bouchitte
Universite de Toulon et du Var

May 5

Title: Radiating and Non-Radiating Dislocations in Uniform Motion in Anisotropic Linear Elastic Solids
Professor David M. Barnett
Department of Materials Science and Engineering and (jointly) of Mech.Eng., Stanford University

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