PSU Mark
Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

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Title:Traveling water waves in two and three dimensions
Seminar:CCMA Luncheon Seminar
Speaker:Vishal Vasan, Penn State Mathematics
Abstract:
Water waves are a common phenomena but their mathematical description can be quite complicated. In this talk I will present the equations governing the motion of the free surface of an inviscid, irrotational flow over a flat bed. If we limit ourselves to traveling waves we obtain a free boundary-value problem for Laplace's Equation. Finally I will present a method to numerically compute these traveling wave solutions.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB114
Date:10 / 05 / 2012
Time:12:20pm - 01:30pm