General Profile


Elbridge Gerry Puckett

Scientific Computation, Computational Earth Sciences
Ph.D., 1987, University of California, Berkeley

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Office: MSB 3107
Current Courses: MAT 167 (M W F 1:10 - 2:00 in 212 Wellman)
Office Hours: M W 2:20 - 3:20 PM & F ( By Request Only) 2:30 - 3:30 PM
Phone: 530-754-0392

Research Interests

My research interests lie in the area of scientific computing, primarily in the field of computational fluid mechanics. The majority of my recent work involves the development and use of algorithms for modeling the interface between two materials that are subject to the equations of motion governing the flow of a fluid, such as the compressible Euler equations (i.e., gas dynamics) or the incompressible Euler or Navier-Stokes equations. Examples of problems I have worked on include the refraction of a shock wave at the interface between two gases, the impact of two solids in the hydrostatic limit, (e.g., meteorite impact), and the microscale jetting of a fluid (e.g., ink jet printing).

Selected Publications

    E.G. Puckett, D.L. Turcotte, Y. He, H. Lokavarapu, J.M. Robey, L.H. Kellogg. "New numerical approaches for modeling thermochemical convection in a compositionally stratified fluid," Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors 276: 10-35, 2018

    J. M. Robey E.G. Puckett. "Implementation of a Volume-of-Fluid method in a finite element code with applications to thermochemical convection in a density stratified fluid in the Earth’s mantle" Computers & Fluids Volume 190, 15 August 2019, Pages 217-253

    M. Sussman, E.G. Puckett. "A Coupled Level Set and Volume-of-Fluid Method for Computing 3D and Axisymmetric Incompressible Two-Phase Flows" Journal of Computational Physics" Volume 162, Issue 2, 10 August 2000, Pages 301-337

    E.G. Puckett. "On the Second-Order Accuracy of Volume-of-Fluid Interface Reconstruction Algorithms: convergence in the max norm," Communications in Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computing, 5(1): 99-148, 2010, Full Text.

    G.H. Miller and E.G. Puckett. "A High-Order Godunov Method for Multiple Condensed Phases," J. Comput. Phys. 128,(1): 134-164, 1996, Full Text.

    G.H. Miller and E.G. Puckett. "Edge Effects in Molybdenum-Encapsulated Molten Silicate Shock Wave Targets" J. Appl. Physics, 75(3): 1426-1435, 1994, Full Text.

    L.F. Henderson, P. Colella, and E.G. Puckett. "On the Refraction of Shock Waves at a Slow-Fast Gas Interface" J. Fluid Mech., 224: 1-27, 1991, Full Text.

Last updated: 2023-02-12