PSU Mark
Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

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Title:Inertial swimming as a singular perturbation
Seminar:Applied Analysis Seminar
Speaker:Steve Childress, Courant, NYU
We revisit the classic problem of swimming of a sheet studied by G.I. Taylor in Stokes flow. At finite and large Reynold number Taylor's result is modified. The known results are reexamined for large Reynolds number using boundary-layer theory, and the nature of the expansions is clarified for wave-like motions of the sheet. We apply this approach to recoil swimming, a mechanism of locomotion that is known to work in a perfect fluid, thus extending the theory to a slightly viscous fluid.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB106
Date:04 / 21 / 2009
Time:03:50pm - 04:50pm