and Dysons: using fluid dynamics to tailor technology
Ian Griffiths, University of Oxford
technology continues to advance, new strategies involving
a range of scientific disciplines are required.
Mathematicians can provide frameworks to predict operating
regimes and manufacture techniques. In this talk we
present two case studies: the fabrication of precision
glass, for smartphones and new flexible devices; and the
development of superior filters for vacuum cleaners. In
each case we use asymptotic analysis to derive a model
that determines the fabrication protocol required to
produce a desired final product.