STABILITY OF POISEUILLE FLOW


J B MCLEOD

mcleod@pitt.edu

Department of Mathematics
301 Thackeray Hall
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh PA, 15260, USA






Poiseuille flow is two-dimensional flow in a straight pipe. The question of the stability of the steady flow, particularly with a parabolic velocity profile, is a long-standing one that has received intense treatment numerically, but very little analytically. The talk will examine what we can prove about this problem.


Eastham Meeting at Gregynog, 26-27 July 2002

Gregynog Abstracts