Modeling and Simulation Group Meeting Old

Geometrical and topological strategies for pumping

Speaker: Leif Ristroph, CIMS

Location: Warren Weaver Hall 1314

Date: Thursday, October 29, 2020, 12:30 p.m.


I'll talk about ways to pump fluids and direct flows using either pipes with complex geometries or simple pipes hooked up to form complex networks. I'll focus on two systems that we've studied experimentally in the Applied Math Lab but still don't really understand. One story involves a curious creation by Nikola Tesla and the other is about the loopy layout of bird lungs.