Colloquium
3:00 p.m., Friday (March 5th)
Math Annex 1100
Giovanni P. Galdi
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Pittsburgh
Mathematical Modelling of NonNewtonian Fluids with Applications
In this talk I shall present and discuss, from physical and
mathematical viewpoint, a number of NonNewtonian models
that are frequently used (with different aims) in engineering
and mathematical communities. In particular, I shall try to
direct the attention of the interested applied mathematician
toward the main reason why these models were originally
introduced, that is, to explain experiments that the
NavierStokes model was not able to predict. In fact, it turns
out that many among the classical experiments still lack an
explanation on a solid mathematical basis, and they certainly
represent an exciting challenge for the interested mathematician.
Refreshments will be served at 2:45 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge,
Math Annex (Room 1115).
