Fluid models have been studied for a long time for their control aspects, with a view to understand better, engineering and biological models like channel flow, blood flow, air flow in the lungs etc. Here we focus on a heat conducting fluid model. Local stabilization concerns the decay of the perturbation in the flow near a steady state. The main motivating example is the incompressible Navier-Stokes system. I will discuss this example and the general frame work and indicate some results in this direction.
December 21, 2018
Professor Balasubramanian Sundaram
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bengaluru
Squishy Matter in a Computer - A journey through computational molecular science
The development and availability of large-scale throughput computing and sophisticated algorithms which efficiently represent fundamental laws and forces between atoms have spurred the ability of researchers to represent substances on such platforms with their full atomic-level detail. This capability enables computations to work as a powerful, time-resolved microscope to examine processes in and phenomena exhibited by modern materials which complement and substantively enhance our understanding obtained from experiments. In this talk, I plan to introduce a few of these computational methods and illustrate them with examples from our research group including self assembly in supramolecular polymers, CO2 storage in porous materials, enzyme modelling, and environmentally benign solvents.