Tuesday, May 23

The Dynamics of Phase Transitions - Part I of III

3:30 PM-5:30 PM
Room: Constitution

For Part II, see MS31; For Part III, see MS38.

Phase transformations play a critical role in various aspects of materials science and give rise to a very rich class of free boundary problems. This minisymposium will address models and the analysis of models of dynamic processes associated with phase transformations in a variety of settings. The speakers come from diverse backgrounds including mathematics, mechanics, physics and materials science.

Organizers: Rohan Abeyaratne
Massachussets Institute of Technology, USA
Kaushik Bhattacharya
California Institute of Technology, USA
3:30-3:55 Shock-Induced Structural Changes in Solids: Comparison of a Continuum Model with Experiments
Rohan Abeyaratne, Organizer and James K. Knowles, California Institute of Technology, USA
4:00-4:25 Hydrodynamics Near the Liquid-Vapor Critical Point
Robert L. Pego, University of Maryland, College Park, USA
4:30-4:55 A Comparison of Models for Microstructural Development
Matthew G. Killough, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
5:00-5:25 Interfacial Structure and Deformation: Atomic Level Analyses
Robert Phillips, Brown University, USA

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