Ryan Grove, candidate for the degree of Master of Science, will defend his master’s thesis titled “Immersed Boundary Modeling of Journal Bearings in a Viscoelastic Fluid” on April 9, 2013, from 12:30–1:30 p.m. in Stright Hall, room 327.
Ryan’s thesis work has involved the mathematical modeling of both Newtonian and viscoelastic fluid flow inside a journal bearing. To model the flow inside a journal bearing, numerical simulations using an Oldroyd-B/Navier-Stokes fluid solver and the immersed boundary method were conducted. Model parameter studies showed the effects of viscolasticity and viscosity on the flow generated between two rotating annular geometries.
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