Eleanor Russell and Ben Calverley - Informal Applied Mathematics Seminar
|Starts:||15:00 14 Feb 2020|
|Ends:||16:00 14 Feb 2020|
|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 Eleanor Russell 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.
Eleanor Russell: Thermal Metamaterials
Abstract: The lifetime and efficiency of electronic devices are affected by the build-up of excess thermal energy forming undesirable hotspots. Hotspots can develop on the external surfaces of a device, causing discomfort to the user, or they can raise the temperature of a component above its maximum operating temperature, reducing efficiency. In the worst-case scenario hotspots can permanently damage a device by causing a component to melt. Anyway, you get the idea... hotspots = bad times!
Existing thermal management techniques to remove excess thermal energy include fans, heat spreaders and heat sinks. We focus on the concept of a heat spreader and aim to improve existing designs (and hopefully extend the lifetimes of future devices as a result) by employing transformation-based methods to study the heat diffusion equation. These techniques allow us to design new materials with unique properties which help guide the flow of thermal energy in some beneficial way. We call these new designs thermal metamaterials.
Ben Calverley: Net flux and chill: 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