Date: Monday, March 23, 2015
Location: 1866 East Hall (3:00 PM to 4:00 PM)
Title: Optimal Thermal Convection
Abstract: The transport of heat by buoyancy driven flows, i.e. thermal convection, plays a central in many natural phenomena as well as being important for engineering applications. In this talk we will consider a variational formulation of optimal heat transport in simple geometries. Bounds, numerical methods/solutions, and comparisons to Rayleigh-Benard convection will be presented.
Speaker: Andre Souza