Past PDE CDT Lunchtime Seminar

12 October 2017
12:00
Sara Merino Aceituno
Abstract

We present a new model for multi-agent dynamics where each agent is described by its position and body attitude: agents travel at a constant speed in a given direction and their body can rotate around it adopting different configurations. Agents try to coordinate their body attitudes with the ones of their neighbours. This model is inspired by the Vicsek model. The goal of this talk will be to present this new flocking model, its relevance and the derivation of the macroscopic equations from the particle dynamics.

  • PDE CDT Lunchtime Seminar
4 September 2017
12:00
Abstract

After a brief review on the classical Prandtl system, we introduce our recent work on the well-posedness and high Reynolds numbers limit for the MHD boundary layer that shows the tangential magnetic field stabilizes the boundary layer. And then we will discuss some instability phenomena of the shear flow for both the classical Prandtl and MHD boundary layer systems. The talk includes some recent joint works with Chengjie Liu, Yaguang Wang on the classical Prandtl equation, and with Chengjie Liu and Feng Xie on the magnetohydrodynamic boundary layer.

  • PDE CDT Lunchtime Seminar
1 September 2017
12:00
Abstract

We will discuss models for vehicular traffic flow on networks. The models include both the Lighthill-Whitham-Richards (LWR) model and Follow-the-Leader (FtL) models.
The emphasis will be on the Braess paradox in which adding a road to a traffic network can make travel times worse for all drivers. 
In addition we will present a novel proof how FtL models approximate the LWR model in case of heavy traffic.

  • PDE CDT Lunchtime Seminar

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