SMS scnews item created by Daniel Daners at Wed 24 Jul 2013 1434
Type: Seminar
Distribution: World
Expiry: 12 Aug 2013
Calendar1: 12 Aug 2013 1400-1500
CalLoc1: AGR Carslaw 829

PDE Seminar

Non-existence of bounded entire solution for a fourth order ODE on R


Sanjiban Santra
University of Sydney
Mon 12 August 2013 2-3pm, Carslaw 829 (AGR)


We consider a fourth order traveling wave equation associated to the Suspension Bridge Problem (SBP). This equations are modeled by the traveling wave behavior on the Narrows Tacoma and the Golden Gate bridge. We will discuss the non-existence of bounded entire solutions associated to the SBP when the wave speed is zero. I will only use the tool from the basic calculus course to obtain the result. This is an attempt to prove the McKenna- Walter conjecture which is open for the last two decades.

Check also the PDE Seminar page. Enquiries to Florica CÓrstea or Daniel Daners.