Thomas Fai

Courant Institute
251 Mercer St.
New York, NY 10012
tfai at cims dot nyu dot edu

Research interests:  Mathematical biology, numerical methods for fluid-structure interaction and fluctuating hydrodynamics, computational geometry

CV

Some publications and movies from simulations

T.G. Fai, B.E. Griffith, Y. Mori, and C.S. Peskin. Immersed Boundary Method for Variable Viscosity and Variable Density Problems using Fast Constant-Coefficient Linear Solvers II: Theory. To appear in SIAM J Sci Comput, 2014 (preprint).

Movies from internal gravity waves in a stratified fluid:

Traveling wave packet, mass density perturbation (left) and energy density (right)

Cross-shaped density (left) and energy (right) resulting from localized disturbance at origin with a fixed frequency

Traveling wave packet in the nonlinear regime with variable viscosity

T.G. Fai, B.E. Griffith, Y. Mori, and C.S. Peskin. Immersed Boundary Method for Variable Viscosity and Variable Density Problems using Fast Constant-Coefficient Linear Solvers I: Numerical Method and Results. SIAM J Sci Comput, 35:5, B1132-B1161, 2013 (link, preprint).

Movies from red blood cell simulations:

Flow through capillary, center of mass frame with fluid tracers

Tank treading, side view

Tank treading, top view

Tumbling, side view

Tumbling, top view

Movies from simulations of the red blood cell cytoskeleton based on three-dimensional imaging data:

Cytoskeleton dynamics

Image processing of tomogram