Robbie Bancroft and Ben Calverley - Informal Applied Mathematics Seminar
|Dates:||28 February 2020|
|Times:||15:00 - 16:00|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Department of Mathematics|
|Who is it for:||Current University students|
The Informal Applied Mathematics seminar will continue with a double bill from Robbie Bancroft and Ben Calverley. Talks will take place in Frank Adams 2 (next to the Alan Turing Building's kitchen), with complimentary hot drinks and biscuits from 2.45pm on the atrium bridge. Title and abstracts for the talks can be found below.
Robbie Bancroft: Dimensionalanalasis in granular flow
Abstract: This talk begins with a video of an explosion and is almost entirely free of equations. We will explore the concept of dimensional analysis and use it to briefly examine the rheology (stress vs strain) of granular materials. Then using similar techniques, I will explain some of my recent work on granular segregation problems.
Ben Calverley: Modelling tendon mechanics from electron microscopy
Abstract: In tissues like tendon, collagen forms packed bundles or fascicles of approximately cylindrical fibrils, and in mice the tendon fibril size is diurnally rhythmic. What mechanical effects and/or properties does the fibril arrangement bring to the tendon? We use micro-scale electron microscopy imaging data to analyse and predict macroscopic tendon functions such as viscoelasticity through fluid mechanical approaches and discrete networks.
FYI: The Informal Applied Seminar is a weekly seminar for all applied mathematics students in the department. We get together on a Friday afternoon for students to speak about what they're working on at the moment. It's not formal - lecturers and staff don't attend - so it can be a good place to get feedback on your talk before an upcoming conference or just good to practise for public speaking in general. We generally meet on the bridge (outside the Alan Turing building first-floor kitchen) 15mins before the start and head to Sandbar for a drink afterwards.
Travel and Contact Information
Frank Adams 2
Alan Turing Building