• September 17, 2020
  • 4:30 PM - 5:30 CST
  • via Zoom
  • Dr. Tran,
  • Not open to the public.
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    Speaker: Dr. Seguin research is using techniques from geometry and analysis to study problems in material science and biology. For example, he has worked on projects involving plant cell biomechanics, lipid bilayers, liquid crystal theory, and soap films.

    Title: Generating a Developable Surface from a Space Curve

    Abstract: A developable surface is one in which near each point, there is a patch of the surface that can be flattened without distorting it. Such surfaces include cones and cylinders and appear ubiquitously in engineering applications and architectural design. Given a space curve, there are two natural ways to generate a developable surface from it. These are the so called tangent developable and rectifying developable surfaces. In my talk I¿ll discuss how these correspond to endpoints of a spectrum of developable surfaces that can be constructed from a space curve. The talk will contains numerous figures to illustrate the different types of developable surfaces I¿ll be discussing.