Linda B. Smolka, VIGRE Postdoc

Linda B. Smolka
Office Location:  029A Physics Bldg
Office Phone:  (919) 660 2871
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Office Hours:

T 4:00-5:30 p.m., W 4-5 p.m., and by appt.

Penn State University, Ph.D., Mathematics, 2002 Penn State University, M.A., Mathematics, 1997 Princeton University, B.S.E., Civil Engineering, 1989
Research Interests: Fluid Mechanics, Mathematical Modeling, Applied Mathematics

Modeling and analysis of free surface flows of Newtonian and viscoelastic fluids. Effects of inhomogeneities in a chemical reaction-diffusion system.

Recent Publications

  1. L. B. Smolka, A. Belmonte, D. M. Henderson, T. P. Witelski, Exact solution for the extensional flow of a viscoelastic filament, European Journal of Applied Mathematics (November, Submitted, 2003)  [abs]
  2. L. B. Smolka and A. Belmonte, Drop pinch-off and filament dynamics of wormlike micellar fluids, J. Non-Newtonian Fluid Mech., vol. 115 (2003), pp. 1-25  [abs]
  3. L.B. Smolka and A. Belmonte, Bead Formation Along a Thinning Viscoelastic Filament, Rheologica Acta (Submitted, 0)
  4. L. B. Smolka and A. Belmonte, Effects of salt on filament dynamics during drop pinch-off in xanthan gum solutions, Phys. Fluids (Submitted, 0)  [abs]
  5. D.M. Henderson, H. Segur, L. B. Smolka, and M. Wadati, The motion of a falling liquid filament, Phys. Fluids 12, 550-565 (2000)  [abs]