University of Minnesota
Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
Spring 2001 Seminar Series


SEMINAR SCHEDULE

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

January 19

How To Do Effective Literature Research In The New Online Environment
Frank Eliott
University of Minnesota Libraries

January 26

Title: On self-similar singular solutions of the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations and the Complex Ginzburg-Landau equations
Prof. Vladimir Sverak
School of Mathematics, University of Minnesota

February 2

Title: Taking robust LPV control into flight on the VAAC Harrier
Dr. George Papageorgiou
Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota

February 9

Title: A Sharp Interface Model for Martensitic Single Crystal Thin Films
Prof. Mitchell Luskin
School of Mathematics, University of Minnesota

February 16

Title: Optimization Problems for Beams Solved Using Pontryagin's Maximum Principle
Prof. William Warner
Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota

February 23

**Refreshments will follow in the AEM Library

Title: A Radical Approach to Large Eddy Simulation of Turbulence
Prof. Robert Moser
Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

March 2

Title: Large-Eddy Simulation of the Atmospheric Boundary Layer
Prof. Fernando Porte-Agel
St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, University of Minnesota

March 9

Title: TBA
John Bennett Herrington
Johnson Space Center, NASA

March 15

*Thursday, 4:30-5:30, Akerman Hall 209

Title: Development of Texture During Film Growth
Prof. David J. Srolovitz
Princeton Materials Institute, Princeton University

March 23

Title: Control of Turbulence in Fluid Flows: Suppression and Enhancement
Professor Miroslav Krstic
Dept of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, University of California, San Diego

March 30

Spring Break - No Seminar

April 6

Title: Mechanics of oxidation induced creep and oxide skin failure
Prof. Tom Pence
Dept. of Materials Science & Mechanics, Michigan State University

April 13

No Seminar

April 20

Title: On the modeling of dissipative processes
Prof. Kumbakonam Rajagopal
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A & M University

April 27

Title: Analysis and Control of Mixing
Prof. Igor Mezic
Division of Engineering and Applied Science, Harvard University

May 4

Title: A gradient theory of single-crystal plasticity that accounts for geometrically necessary dislocations
Prof. Mort Gurtin
Mathematical Sciences Department, Carnegie Mellon 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.