# J. Thomas Beale

- Professor Emeritus of Mathematics

**External address:**231 Physics Bldg, Durham, NC 27708-0320

**Internal office address:**Box 90320, Durham, NC 27708-0320

**Phone:**(919) 660-2814

**Office Hours:**

by appointment.

### Research Areas and Keywords

##### Analysis

##### Computational Mathematics

##### PDE & Dynamical Systems

##### Physical Modeling

Here are two recent papers:

J. T. Beale, W. Ying, and J. R. Wilson, A simple method for computing singular or nearly singular integrals on closed surfaces, Comm. Comput. Phys. 20 (2016), 733-753 or arxiv.org/abs/1508.00265

J. T. Beale, Uniform error estimates for Navier-Stokes flow with an exact moving boundary using the immersed interface method, SIAM J. Numer. Anal. 53 (2015), 2097-2111 or arxiv.org/abs/1503.05810

Much of my work has to do with incompressible fluid flow, especially qualitative properties of solutions and behavior of numerical methods, using analytical tools of partial differential equations. My research of the last few years has the dual goals of designing numerical methods for problems with interfaces, especially moving interfaces in fluid flow, and the analysis of errors in computational methods of this type. We have developed a general method for the numerical computation of singular or nearly singular integrals, such as layer potentials on a curve or surface, evaluated at a point on the curve or surface or nearby, in work with M.-C. Lai, A. Layton, S. Tlupova, and W. Ying. After regularizing the integrand, a standard quadrature is used, and corrections are added which are determined analytically. Current work with coworkers is intended to make these methods more practical, especially in three dimensional simulations. Some projects (partly with Anita Layton) concern the design of numerical methods which combine finite difference methods with separate computations on interfaces. We developed a relatively simple approach for computing Navier-Stokes flow with an elastic interface. In analytical work we have derived estimates in maximum norm for elliptic (steady-state) and parabolic (diffusive) partial differential equations. For problems with interfaces, maximum norm estimates are more informative than the usual ones in the L^2 sense. More general estimates were proved by Michael Pruitt in his Ph.D. thesis.

Beale, JT, and Greengard, C. "Convergence of euler-stokes splitting of the navier-stokes equations." *Communications on Pure and Applied Mathematics* 47.8 (August 1994): 1083-1115.
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Bourgeois, AJ, and Beale, JT. "Validity of the Quasigeostrophic Model for Large-Scale Flow in the Atmosphere and Ocean." *SIAM Journal on Mathematical Analysis* 25.4 (July 1994): 1023-1068.
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Beale, JT, Hou, TY, Lowengrub, JS, and Shelley, MJ. "Spatial and temporal stability issues for interfacial flows with surface tension." *Mathematical and Computer Modelling* 20.10-11 (1994): 1-27.

Beale, JT, Hou, TY, and Lowengrub, JS. "Growth rates for the linearized motion of fluid interfaces away from equilibrium." *Communications on Pure and Applied Mathematics* 46.9 (October 1993): 1269-1301.
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Beale, JT. "Exact solitary water waves with capillary ripples at infinity." *Communications on Pure and Applied Mathematics* 44.2 (March 1991): 211-257.
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Beale, JT, and Schaeffer, DG. "Nonlinear behavior of model equations which are linearly ill-posed." *Communications in Partial Differential Equations* 13.4 (January 1988): 423-467.
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Beale, JT. "Analysis of Vortex Methods for Incompressible Flow." *JOURNAL OF STATISTICAL PHYSICS* 44.5-6 (September 1986): 1009-1011.

Beale, JT. "Convergent 3-D vortex method with grid-free stretching." (January 1, 1986).

Beale, JT. "Large-time behavior of discrete velocity boltzmann equations." *Communications In Mathematical Physics* 106.4 (1986): 659-678.
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Beale, JT. "Convergent 3-D vortex method with grid-free stretching." (1986).