An introduction to simulation of fluid dynamics with an emphasis on sport applications

Saturday, March 5, 2011 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Lind 305
Luca Formaggia (Politecnico di Milano)
Mathematics in sports covers a wide range of aspects, from the study of dynamical systems (to assess biological response to fatigue, for instance), the mechanics of biological tissues (like in injury studies), game theory (for strategy planing), up to the dynamics of fluids and structures to optimise the performance of sport devices (ski, racing boats etc.). In this lectures we focus most on the last topic, giving an introduction to fluid and structural dynamics and fluid-structure interaction problems.