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Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

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Title:"The Interface of Two Fluids Under a Shear Flow"
Seminar:Ph.D. Oral Comprehensive Examination
Speaker:Stephanie Blanda, Adviser: Diane Henderson, Penn State
Abstract Link:http://
The generation of waves by wind has long been a topic of interest. However, it has only been in the past 50 years or so that significant progress has been made in understanding the effect of wind on water waves. Despite this progress, there is still much we do not understand about the interaction. Our goal is to look at dynamics that have been previously ignored and see if they help us better predict wave growth. In this talk, I will give a historical overview of wind-wave theory, describe the derivation of the equations for the linear theory dealing with the interface of two immiscible, incompressible viscous fluids under a shear flow, and conclude with a brief discussion of continuing work.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:202 Osmond Laboratory
Date:04 / 30 / 2012
Time:10:00am - 12:00pm