Monday, July 22
3:15-5:15 PM

Theories and Computations of Fluid Mixing

The study of fluid mixing is very important for science, engineering, and industrial applications. For example, the study of unstable interfacial mixings is very important for the design of DT laser and the confined nuclear fusion. This minisymposium focuses on the recent developments in the studies of nonlinear and unstable fluid mixing.

These speakers will present results from studies of several nonlinear and unstable systems: interfacial fluid mixing driven by external forces or by shock waves, phase transitions, and chaos in vortex sheet roll-up. They will discuss various theoretical and computational techniques that have been applied to these unstable and nonlinear systems including renormalization group fixed point analysis, Pade approximations, vortex sheet dynamics, finite difference method and front tracking method.

Organizer: Qiang Zhang
SUNY at Stony Brook

3:15 Renormalization Group Analysis of Two Phase Flow
James Glimm, SUNY at Stony Brook
3:45 Comparison of Planar and Axisymmetric Vortex Sheet Roll-up
Robert Krasny and Monika Nitsche, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
4:15 Boiling and Solidification by a Front Tracking/Finite Difference Method
Gretar Tryggvason and Damir Juric, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
4:45 Quantitative Theories of Interfacial Fluid Mixing Induced by Shock
Qiang Zhang, Organizer; and Sung-Ik Shohn, SUNY at Stony Brook

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MMD, 5/20/96