Becca Thomases

Associate Professor
Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations
Ph.D., 2003, University of California, Santa Barbara
Refereed publications: Via Math Reviews

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Office: MSB 2138
Current Courses: Math 119A and MAT 390
Office Hours: Tuesday 4-5 and Friday 11:15 - 12:15
Phone: 530-754-0491


  • Partial differential equations

  • Nonlinear elasticity

  • Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluid dynamics

    Selected Publications

  • [1] B. Thomeses. "An Analysis of the Effect of Stress Diffusion on the Dynamics of Creeping Viscoelastic Flow," Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics, 166(21-22):1221-1228, 2011. Full Text.

  • [2] Balci, N., Thomases, C., Renardy, M., and C. Doering. "Symmetric Factorization of the Conformation Tensor in Viscoelastic Fluid Models," Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics, 166(11):546-553, 2011. Full Text.

  • [3] Thomases, B., and M. Shelley. "Transition to Mixing and Oscillations in a Stokesian Viscoelastic Flow," Physical Review Letters, 103:094501, 4 pp., 2009. Full Text.

  • [4] Shelley, M. and B. Thomases. "Emergence of Singular Structures in Oldroyd-B Fluids," Physics of Fluids, 19(10):103103-1 to 103103-12, 2007. Full Text.

  • [5] Sideris, T., and B. Thomases. "Global Existence for Three-Dimensional Incompressible Isotropic Elastodynamics," Communications on Pure and Applied Mathematics, 60(12):1707-30, 2007. Full Text.

    Last updated: 2012-04-19