University of Minnesota
Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
Fall 2006 Seminar Series


SEMINAR SCHEDULE

Fridays 2:30 - 3:30 -- 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

September 1

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Campus Club - Terrace/4th Floor

Coffman Memorial Union

WELCOME RECEPTION & OPEN HOUSE

for New and Current Graduate Students, Faculty and Staff

September 8

Lab Safety Training for Continuing and New AEM Graduate Students / Library Resources Lecture

Training conducted by Greg Nelson, AEM Lab Coordinator

Resource lecture conducted by Julie Mitchell, Engineering Librarian

September 15


Faculty Host: Prof.Ellen Longmire

Title: Simulation of High-Enthalpy Hypersonic Flows
Speaker: Professor Graham Candler, Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota

September 22


Faculty Host: Prof. William Garrard

Title: Global Dynamics and Control Problems for the 3D Pendulum
Speaker: Professor Harris McClamroch,Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan

September 29


Midwest Mechanics Seminar

Title: Extreme Elastohydrodynamics: of Flags, Fishes and Flying carpets
Speaker: Professor L. Mahadevan, Applied Mathematics, Harvard University

October 6

Faculty Host: Prof. Gary Balas

Title: Analysis of Nonlinear Systems using Sum-of-Squares Optimization
Speaker: Professor Pete Seiler, Honeywell Labs

October 13

Faculty Host: Prof. Ryan Elliott

Title: Hierarchical Representations in Mechanics and Physics
Speaker: Professor Gregory Rodin, Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, University of Texas Austin

October 20

Faculty Host: Prof. Ryan Elliott

Title: Group Theoretical Tools for Studying Structural Phase Transitions in Solids
Speaker: Professor Harold Stokes, Physics and Astronomy, Brigham Young University

October 27

Faculty Host: Prof. Graham Candler

Title: Design Optimization of High Speed Intakes
Speaker: Professor Doyle Knight, Mechancial and Aerospace Engineering, Rutgers University

November 3

Faculty Host: Prof.Ellen Longmire

Title: Science and Engineering of Friction Drag Reduction on Ships
Speaker: Professor Steve Ceccio, The Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan

November 10

Faculty Host: Prof.Ellen Longmire

Title: Transverse Jet Shear Layer Instabilities and their Control
Speaker: Professor Ann Karagozian,Department of Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering,UCLA

November 17

Title: Effects and Uses of Membrane Loads in Structural Dynamics - More than Frequency Shifts!
Speaker: Professor George A. Lesieutre, Department of Aerospace Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University

November 24

NO SEMINAR - THANKSGIVING BREAK

December 1

Title: Structural Testing at the Micro and Nano Scales
Speaker: Roberto Ballarini, Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota

December 4
1:00 - 2:00pm
Akerman 209
**Special AEM Seminar**
Experiences of NASA Flight Director Paul Dye
AEM Grad Students please note that this is not part of the seminar attendance requirements.

December 8


Midwest Mechanics Seminar

Title: Random Motions in Fluids at Small Scales
Speaker: Professor Kenneth Breuer, Division of Engineering, Brown University

December 15

NO SEMINAR - FINALS