Fall Meeting 2010

The Fall meeting will be held at 8:30 p.m. on TUESDAY, November 16, in the Clipper Room in Shriver Hall on the Homewood Campus of Johns Hopkins University.  The speaker will be Andrea Prosperetti, Charles A. Miller, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.  Professor Prosperetti will present a lecture entitled "Some Multiphase Flow Problems with Particles and Bubbles".  An abstract is below.

You are also cordially invited to attend the pre-lecture dinner with the speaker.


The pre-lecture dinner will be held at Gertrude's Restaurant in the Baltimore Museum of Art, which is next to the Johns Hopkins campus.  Dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Four entrees, each priced at $33.00, are available for your selection: Gertie's Crab Cake, Salmon alla Bella, Five-Spice Chicken, and Thai Vegetable Curry. The pricing is inclusive of salad, entree choice, all soft beverages (sodas, coffee, tea, etc.), dessert, tax and gratuity.

To attend the dinner, please send your entree choice along with a check for the appropriate amount (made out to SIAM Washington- Baltimore Section) early enough to be received by Tuesday, November 9, 2010 , to our Treasurer, Jeff Sieracki, PO Box 1011, College Park, MD, 20741.

PLEASE include your full name, email address and phone number with your check so that we can send you a confirmation of your reservation and may contact you in the event of any unexpected changes. If you cannot get your check to him by that date and you still want to come to dinner, then please email him by Tuesday, November 9th, 2010, at [email protected]. We can accommodate at most twenty-five diners on this occasion, so be sure to reserve in advance.


Title: Some Multiphase Flow Problems with Particles and Bubbles

Andrea Prosperetti
Charles A. Miller, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering Johns Hopkins University

Abstract: The talk will touch upon several different problems involving particles and bubbles. It will begin with a brief description of numerical results on the effect of rising vapor bubbles on the natural convection in an enclosure, and it will then sketch new analytical results on the linear stability of this situation. It will then describe a physics-based numerical method for the simulation of laminar and turbulent fluid flows with particles.

Various applications to rotating spheres, sedimenting particles, model porous media and particles in turbulence will be summarized. The talk will conclude with the illustration of a gas-bubble-based "acoustic fish".

Supported by NSF, DOE, FOM and  NWO.

Location & Parking

The Homewood Campus of Johns Hopkins University is in Baltimore near 33rd and Charles Streets. The lecture will be held in the Sherwood Room in Levering Hall. Gertrude's Restaurant is in the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA), which is next to the campus. You may refer to the Homewood Campus and Parking Map, available at http://www.parking.jhu.edu/general_maps.html, for the exact location of both venues.

Driving to BMA from I-695 (points East, North, and West): Take exit #23 to I-83 South (Jones Falls Expressway). Follow I-83 several miles to 28th Street eastbound exit. On 28th Street, go to the fourth traffic light, and turn left onto North Howard Street. Go one block on Howard Street, crossing 29th Street, and bear right at the fork onto Art Museum Drive. The BMA will be on your left.

Driving to BMA from I-95 or MD-295 (points South): If coming on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway (MD-295), follow it to the end and you'll be on Russell Street. If coming on I-95, take the Russell Street exit. On Russell Street go over the bridge, exit into the right lane, and follow the signs onto Martin Luther King Boulevard. On Martin Luther King Boulevard go past U.S. 40; get into the center lane. After passing Druid Hill Avenue stay in your lane and bear left onto North Howard Street. Go past North Avenue and continue until you pass 29th Street. Bear around to the right at the fork onto Art Museum Drive. The BMA will be on your left.

There are three parking options:
  1. On-Street metered parking along Art Museum DriveE-Z Park Meters accept coins, debit cards, and credit cards. After pre-paying, simply display the printed parking receipt on the dashboard of your vehicle. The rate is $0.50 per hour.

  2. BMA-Gated Parking Lots There is a flat parking rate of $5 from 5 p.m. until midnight.

  3. JHU Homewood Campus (South Parking Garage and Metered Faculty Lots) You may refer to http://www.parking.jhu.edu/general_maps.html, for visitor parking locations. There is a flat parking rate of $5 from 3:45 p.m. until midnight at the garage, and $2 per hour at the meters with a maximum charge of $5, valid until the end of the day.

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