University of Minnesota
Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
Spring 2001 Seminar Series


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

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