PSU Mark
Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

For more information about this meeting, contact Victor Nistor, Stephanie Zerby, Mark Levi, Jinchao Xu.

Title:About D'Alembert's paradox in mathematical fluid mechanics
Seminar:CCMA Luncheon Seminar
Speaker:David Gerard-Varet, Jussieu Paris, France
I will give a mathematical presentation of the so-called D'Alembert's paradox (1755): "Bodies moving at constant speed should not experience any drag or lift". Explaining this strange statement will lead us to discuss the mathematical difficulties associated with the transition from viscous to inviscid fluid models. This prepares for the colloquium talk I will give on boundary layer equations.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB114
Date:04 / 19 / 2013
Time:12:20pm - 01:30pm