Graduate Student / Postdoc Seminar

Some Examples of Boundary Layers in Fluid Mechanics

Speaker: Anne-Laure Dalibard

Location: Warren Weaver Hall 1302

Date: Friday, November 8, 2013, 1 p.m.


Boundary layer phenomena occur in various physical contexts (e.g. fluid dynamics, thermodynamics). A boundary layer might appear whenever a problem is described by a singular perturbation operator in a bounded domain. If the profile dictated by the singular operator does not match the conditions on the boundary of the domain, then the solution must be corrected in the vicinity of the boundary. In this talk, I will explain how boundary layers can be constructed in some specific examples stemming from fluid dynamics.