UC Davis Mathematics

Becca Thomases

Associate Professor
Applied Mathematics/Fluid Dynamics
Ph.D., 2003, University of California, Santa Barbara
Math arXiv

Web Page: http://www.math.ucdavis.edu/~thomases/
Email: thomases@math.ucdavis.edu
Office: MSB 2138
Current Courses: MAT 119A, MAT 390
Office Hours: Tues: 2 - 3 pm, Thurs: 3 - 4 pm
Phone: 530-754-0491


  • Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics
  • Partial Differential Equations
  • Computational Fluid Mechanics

Selected Publications

  • B. Thomases and R.D. Guy, "Polymer stress growth in viscoelastic fluids in oscillating extensional flows with applications to micro-organism locomotion", J. Non-Newtonian Fluid Mech., 269, (2019): 47-56. arxiv
  • D. Stein, R.D. Guy, and B. Thomases, "Convergent solutions of Stokes Oldroyd-B boundary value problems using the Immersed Boundary Smooth Extension (IBSE) method", J. Non-Newtonian Fluid Mech., 268, (2019): pp. 56-65. link to journal
  • P. Gutierrez-Castillo, B. Thomases, "Proper Orthogonal Decomposition (POD) of the flow dynamics for a viscoelastic fluid in a four-roll mill geometry at the Stokes limit", Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics 264 (2019): 48-61. link to journal,
  • C. Li, B. Thomases, R.D. Guy, "Orientation dependent elastic stress concentration at tips of slender objects translating in viscoelastic fluids", Physical Review Fluids 4, 031301(R), (2019) arXiv:1809.03563
  • C. Li, B. Qin, A. Gopinath, P. Arratia, B. Thomases, R.D. Guy, "Flagellar swimming in viscoelastic fluids: role of fluid elastic stress revealed by simulations based on experimental data", Journal of The Royal Society Interface, 14.135 (2017): 20170289. link to journal

Last updated: 2019-12-02