William G. Pritchard Fluid Mechanics Laboratory
Department of Mathematics
Funding provided by The National Science Foundation
Nonlinear Water Waves: DMS-1107379
Nonlinear Dispersive Waves with Weak Dissipation: DMS-0708352
Focused Research Group Project: DMS-0139847
Isaac Wright, Summer, 2014:
Dissipation of Shallow-Water Waves with Variable Bottom Roughness
Josh Moser and Christopher Wai, Summer 2014:
Freak wave formation in shallow water.
Gage Walters, 2013-2014:
A laser wave gage.
Xingyu Zhang, 2012:
Parametrically excited waves on a viscous fluid.
Elisabeth Paulson, 2012:
Evolution of surface waves on water with variable depth.
Presented at the 2012 Undergraduate Exhibition, Penn State.
Brian Hardock, 2011:
Extreme waves in shallow water.
Presented at the Conference for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics, Penn State University, Nov 2011
Mark Walsh, 2009 - 2011:
Honors Thesis: The propagation of shallow-water waves.
Megan Catalano, 2007 - 2009:
Modeling deep-water wave packets with Jacobi elliptic functions.
Jamahl Stokes, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Summer 2009.
SROP (Summer Research Opportunity): A Study of Water Waves.
James Greene, 2007 - 2008:
Envelope solitons in water waves.
Ariel Kanevsky, Spring 2006:
Dana Pheiff, 2002-2003:
Decay and stability of 1-D wavetrains in deep water.
Presented at the 5th Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics
Stabilizing the Benjamin-Feir instability, Segur, Henderson, Carter, Hammack, Li, Pheiff, Socha, J. Fluid Mechanics, 2005.
Aaron Naber, 2002-2003:
(i) Image processing.
(ii) Long-time evolution of
surface water waves in finite domains.
Uma Patel Summer, 2003:
Drops on Waves
Ming Yi Summer, 2003:
Collisions of KdV solitons
Hammack, J. L., Henderson, D. M., Guyenne, P., Yi, M., Solitaryâ€“Wave Collisions,
Proceedings of ASME Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering: A Symposium to honor Theodore Yao-Tsu Wu, World Scientific Publishers. (10 pages) (2004)
Haink Tu Summer, 2003:
Collisions of KdV solitons; wave gages electronics.