University of Minnesota
Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
Spring 2004 Seminar Series


SEMINAR SCHEDULE

Fridays 2:30 - 3:30 pm -- Room 209 Akerman Hall - Unless otherwise noted

REFRESHMENTS SERVED AFTER EACH SEMINAR IN 227 AKERMAN HALL.
Disability accommodations provided upon request.
Contact AEM Department : (612) 625-8000

January 23


NO SEMINAR

January 30

Title: Elements and Implications of a New Theory for Turbulent Wall-Flows
Speaker: Prof. Joseph Klewicki , Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Utah

February 6

Title: Flight Control Law Design: An Industry Perspective
Speaker: Prof. Gary Balas, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota

February 13

Title: Direct Numerical Simulation of Compressible Multiphase Flows: Shock-Induced Dispersal of Solid and Liquid Material
Speaker: Dr. Robert Nourgaliev, Center for Risk Studies and Safety, University of California - Santa Barbara

February 20

Title: Human Engineering Design
Speaker: Saher Bishara, Lead Human-Systems Engineer, Lockheed Martin

SPECIAL SEMINAR

February 24 (Tuesday)

227 Akerman, 2:30-3:30

No refreshments afterwards

Title: Distributed Control of Many-Agent Systems: Flocking and Self-Assembly
Speaker: Dr. Reza Olfati Saber, Control and Dynamical Systems, California Institute of Technology

February 27

Title: Air Transportation, The Next 100 Years, Challenges and Opportunities
Speaker: Prof. R. John Hansman, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

March 5

Title: Elastic effects in diffusional phase transformations
Speaker: Prof. Perry Leo, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota

SPECIAL SEMINAR

March 9 (Tuesday)

227 Akerman, 2:30-3:30

No refreshments afterwards

Title: Constrained Optimal Control: Theory and Practice
Speaker: Dr. Francesco Borrelli, Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota

March 12

Title: Progress on growth and mixing of Rayleigh-Taylor instability flows
Speaker: Prof. Paul Dimotakis, Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories, California Institute of Technology

March 19

NO SEMINAR - Week of Spring Break

March 26

Midwest Mechanics

Title: Recent Advances in Parametric Excitation
Speaker: Prof. Richard Rand, Dept. of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Cornell University

SPECIAL SEMINAR

April 1, Thursday

227 Akerman, 2:30-3:30

No refreshments afterwards

Title: Bifurcation and Stability of Multilattices with Applications to Martensitic Transformations in Shape Memory Alloys
Speaker: Ryan Elliott, Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan

April 2

NO SEMINAR - WPE

SPECIAL SEMINAR

April 7, Wednesday

209 Akerman, 2:30-3:30

No refreshments afterwards

Midwest Mechanics

Title: Extracting the Elastic and Surface Properties of Thin Polymer Films and Self-Assembled Monolayers from Interfacial Force Microscope Experiments
Speaker: Prof. Kenneth Liechti, Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, The University of Texas at Austin

SPECIAL SEMINAR

April 8, Thursday

227 Akerman, 11:00-12:00

No refreshments afterwards

Title: Atomic Structure of Ferroelectric Domain Walls
Speaker: Arash Yavari, California Institute of Technology

April 9

NO SEMINAR

April 16

Title: Cassini Mission to Saturn
Speaker: Dr. Allan Lee, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

April 23

Title: RECUV: A Research and Engineering Center for Unmanned Vehicles at the University of Colorado, Boulder
Speaker: Prof. Brian Argrow, Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado at Boulder

SPECIAL SEMINAR

April 28, Wednesday

313 Akerman, 11:00-12:00

No refreshments afterwards

Title: Cowboys and Dragons Talk
Speaker: Dr. Charles Lee

April 30

Title: The Role of Quantum Mechanics in "Virtual Aluminum Castings"
Speaker: Chris Wolverton, Senior Technical Specialist, Ford Research Laboratory

SPECIAL SEMINAR

May 6, Thursday

227 Akerman, 12:30-1:30

No refreshments afterwards

Title: High-Fidelity Aero-Structural Design Optimization of Aircraft Configurations
Speaker: Dr. Joaquim Martins, Multidisciplinary Design Optimization Laboratory, University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies

May 7

NO SEMINAR