Are viscoelastic flows under control or out of control?

Wednesday, November 11, 2009 - 11:15am - 12:15pm
Lind 305
Michael Renardy (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)
Controllability refers to the ability to steer a system from a prescribed initial state to a desirable final state. The lecture will give an overview of recent results on the controllability of flows of viscoelastic fluids by means of a prescribed body force or prescribed motion of the boundary.