University of Minnesota
Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
Fall 2001 Seminar Series


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

September 14


Title: Transition and turbulence in Shear Flows; The role of uncertainty
Prof. Bassam Bamieh
University of California-Santa Barbara

September 21

Title: Macroscopic Modeling and Simulation of Shape Memory Alloys
Prof. Sanjay Govindjee
University of California-Berkeley

September 28


Title: Control of Complex Interconnected Systems
Prof. Raffaello D'Andrea
Sibley School of Mech. & Aero. Engr. , Cornell University

October 5

Title: Kistler K-1 Reusable Launch Vehicle
Robert E. Meyerson
Kistler Aerospace Corporation

October 12

Title: Minor Losses in Oscillating Flow
Dr. Barton Smith
Los Alamos National Lab

October 15

** Special Seminar
1:25-2:15 p.m.
Akerman Hall 227

Title: Dynamics and Aerodynamics of Planetary Entry Vehicles
Dr. Gary Chapman
Aerospace Consultant

October 19

Title: The theory of Continuous distributions of inhomogeneities
Prof. Marcelo Epstein
Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Calgary, Canada

October 26

Title: Is Muscle Fiber Stable?
Prof. Lev Truskinovsky Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota

November 2

Title: Research Goals of the Autonomous Rotorcraft Project
Matthew S. Whalley
NASA Ames Research Center

November 9

*Midwest Mechanics Tour*

Title: Computational Aeroacoustics: Recent Progress and current challenges
Prof. Sanjiva K. Lele
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University

November 16

Title: Magneto-Mechanical Testing of Ferromagnetic Shape-Memory Alloys
Prof. Tom Shield
Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota

November 23

Thanksgiving Holiday - No Seminar

November 30

Title: A field description of dislocation plasticity at small scales and some thoughts on its homogenization
Prof. Amit Acharya
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

December 7

Title: TBA
Prof. Yiyuan Zhao
Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota

Disability accommodations provided upon request.
Contact Kristal Belisle : (612) 625-8000.