Science on Show
- Catch a Hawaiian plunging breaking wave in wood!
Waves in Wood: collapsing, spilling, surging. Cuts by Zweers/FabLab & zw-artprojects. [Corresponding article Breaking waves on a dynamic Hele-Shaw beach.] The Hele-Shaw cell was mathematically designed and presented by me in '09-'10, build in Wout Zweers' studio. We did the 1st series of experiments. Currently, 2nd tank build by Wout, Anthony, POF-group & myself features in the Multi-Scale Mechanics and Physics of Fluids groups of Stefan Luding and Detlef Lohse.
- We caught a monster wave: the Bore Soliton Splash!
It is related to tsunamis & extreme, ship-wrecking, ocean waves.
discussion, & youtubes.
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- We catch breaking waves & sand bank dynamics between glass plates!
(image at top) vertical cross section of beach, water & wave: the black rod (left) is a wave maker, the thin line the water line, grains are greyish (bottom right); black wedge/"rock" holds back "sand" grains. Movies.
I blend mathematical and numerical analysis, and challenging applications with insightful laboratory experiments, to advance science:
- Goal: put my eye catchers above in mathematical & numerical models! Why? To advance hazard predictions for our coastal defense.
- Mathematical analysis of partial differential equations (PDE's), in particular hyperbolic ones with shocks.
- Mathematical theory of variational and Hamiltonian dynamics for PDE's, especially fluids, and numerical discretization.
- Computational Fluid Mechanics and numerical analysis.
- Geophysical applications in volcanology, granular flows, coastal and atmospheric dynamics, with own-to-Earth laboratory experiments on: granular, hydraulic & slurry flows.