Theory of Rotating Machines (10frg138)


Seamus Garvey (University of Nottingham, UK)

Peter Lancaster (University of Calgary)

(Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Theory of Rotating Machines" workshop from May 9th to May 16th, 2010.

Machines with rotating parts such as magnetic bearings, for example, present difficult problems for design engineers. Unusually large gyroscopic forces are present and require the design and development of new techniques for analysis of appropriate mathematical models. The international team of five engineers and mathematicians involved in this project is studying problems of this kind - including the development of relevant computational algorithms.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the US National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologí­a (CONACYT).