IRMACS Working Group in Fluid Dynamics & Applied Analysis

David Muraki

Abstract

Fluid dynamics, the study of the motion of liquids and gases, is one of the classical branches of applied mathematics. With the rise of modern computing, many of the most intense areas of fluid research now involve interdisciplinary efforts. Sciences, such as aerodynamics and meteorology, draw heavily on the mathematics of fluid mechanics for their quantitative underpinnings and for the advancement of large-scale computational models. Many projects currently investigated at SFU lie at the confluence of numerical computing, nonlinear dynamics and analysis of partial differential equations.This IRMACS working group serves as the focal point for several independent research efforts at SFU with common theme of the mathematics of fluids and continuum materials. The participants, comprising both research efforts at SFU with common theme of the mathematics of fluids and continuum materials. The participants, comprising both established researchers and students, will be enriched by the proximity to the broader SFU research community who all profit from the rising technologies of visualization, high-performance computing and computer graphics.Current Projects1. Flow dynamics of the midlatitude atmosphere. Active projects involve collaborations with computational scientists at Texas A&M, and meteorologists at NCAR Boulder and the University of Washington.2. Heat transport in turbulent convection. Active projects involve collaborations with applied mathematicians at the University of Michigan.3. Variational analysis of microphase separation of diblock copolymers. Active projects involve collaborations with mathematicians at New York University and the Universit?t Bonn.