J. Thomas Beale
- Professor Emeritus of Mathematics
Research Areas and Keywords
PDE & Dynamical Systems
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. "The existence of cnoidal water waves with surface tension." Journal of Differential Equations 31.2 (1979): 230-263.
Beale, JT. "Eigenfunction expansions for objects floating in an open sea." Communications on Pure and Applied Mathematics 30.3 (May 1977): 283-313. Full Text
Beale, JT. "Acoustic Scattering From Locally Reacting Surfaces." Indiana University Mathematics Journal 26.2 (1977): 199-222.
Beale, JT. "Spectral Properties of an Acoustic Boundary Condition." Indiana University Mathematics Journal 25.9 (1976): 895-917.
Beale, JT. "Purely imaginary scattering frequencies for exterior domains." Duke Mathematical Journal 41.3 (September 1974): 607-637. Full Text