### Some problems about shear flow instability

- Series
- PDE Seminar
- Time
- Tuesday, September 2, 2008 - 15:00 for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
- Location
- Skiles 255
- Speaker
- Zhiwu Lin – School of Mathematics, Georgia Tech

Shear flow instability is a classical problem in hydrodynamics. In particular, it is important for understanding the transition from laminar to turbulent flow. First, I will describe some results on shear flow instability in the setting of inviscid flows in a rigid wall. Then the effects of a free surface (or water waves) and viscosity will be discussed.