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Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

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Title:Recovering the water-wave profile from pressure measurements
Seminar:Seminar on Mathematics in the Bio and Geo Sciences
Speaker:Diane Henderson, Dept of Mathematics, Penn State
A new method is proposed to recover the water-wave surface elevation from pressure data obtained at the bottom of the fluid. The new method requires the numerical solution of a nonlocal nonlinear equation relating the pressure and the surface elevation which is obtained from the Euler formulation of the water-wave problem without approximation. From this new equation, a variety of different asymptotic formulas are derived. The nonlocal equation and the asymptotic formulas are compared with both numerical data and physical experiments. The solvability properties of the nonlocal equation are rigorously analyzed using the Implicit Function Theorem.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB106
Date:11 / 09 / 2011
Time:01:00pm - 02:00pm