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