Faculty Advisor

Iannacchione, Germano S.

Faculty Advisor

Vernescu, Bogdan M.

Abstract

We study dynamics of ferrofluids in thin-film configurations. We first spend a considerable amount of time deriving a basic model to describe the flow in a limiting case. We then investigate the magnetization in the fluid, formulate a differential equation governing the curvature of the boundary, then finally study a pressure Poisson equation with a moving boundary.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2009

Major

Physics

Major

Mathematical Sciences

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Physics

Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences

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