University of Minnesota
Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
Spring 2002 Seminar Series


Fridays 2:30 - 3:30 pm -- Room 209 Akerman Hall(unless noted otherwise)

January 25

Title: Semidefinite Programming: Applications in Systems and Controls
Prof. Mario A. Rotea
Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue University

February 1

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

February 8

Title: Real-time Optimal Control Methods for Active Materials Actuators
Prof. Stefan Seelecke
Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, North Carolina State University

February 15

*Midwest Mechanics Tour*

Title: Some Interfacial Flow Problems
Prof. George M. "Bud" Homsy
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California

February 22

Title: Non-isothermal kinetics of a moving phase boundary
Prof. Anna Vainchtein
Department of Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh

February 27

** EE/CSci 3-180**

Title: A Fracture in the System
James R. Chiles, Author of Inviting Disaster: Lessons from the Edge of Technology

March 1

Title: Two-phase PIV and its application to the suspension and interaction of heavy particles with a horizontal turbulent channel flow
Prof. Ken Kiger
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland

March 8

Title: The Statistical and Structural Character of Acceleration in Wall Turbulence
Prof. Ken Christensen
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, The University of New Mexico

March 15

*Midwest Mechanics Tour*

Title: Effects of Non-Glide Stresses on Plastic Flow arising from Non-Planar Dislocation Core Structures
Prof. John Bassani
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, University of Pennsylvania

March 22

Spring Break - No Seminar

March 29

Title: On the motion of domain walls in ferromagnets
Prof. Paolo Podio-Guidugli
University of Roma TorVergata

April 5

Title: Asymptotic Solutions of Fluid-Driven Fractures
Dr. Dmitry Garagash
Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Clarkson University

April 12

Title: Problems with multiple scales: modeling and computations
Prof. Weinan E
Applied and Computational Mathematics, Princeton University

April 19

*Midwest Mechanics Tour*

Title: A computational method based on fast Fourier transforms for nonlinear composites with complex microstructure
Prof. Pierre Suquet
Laboratoire de Mecanique et d'Acoustique CNRS

Special Seminar, Thursday, April 25

Title: High Reynolds Number Turbulent Boundary Layers - Mean Flow Scaling
Professor M.S. Chong

University of Melbourne

Note: Seminar will be room 227 Akerman Hall

April 26

Title: Engineering Aerosols for Materials Synthesis and Combustion Applications
Dr. Miodrag Oljaca
MicroCoating Technologies, Inc.

May 3

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

May 10

*Midwest Mechanics Tour*

Title: Control of Turbulent Boundary Layers
Prof. John Kim
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Dept., University of California-Los Angeles

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