Free surface flows in the presence of electric fields

5 March 2009
Jean-Marc Vanden-Broeck
GIBSON BUILDING COMMON ROOM 2ND FLOOR (Coffee and Cakes in Gibson Meeting Room - opposite common room) The effects of electric fields on nonlinear free surface flows are investigated. Both inviscid and Stokes flows are considered. Fully nonlinear solutions are computed by boundary integral equation methods and weakly nonlinear solutions are obtained by using long wave asymptotics and lubrication theory. Effects of electric fields on the stability of the flows are discussed. In addition applications to coating flows are presented.
  • Differential Equations and Applications Seminar