Sean Ryan Breckling

Ph.D. Candidate

UNLV Department of Mathematical Sciences

  • e: sean.breckling _at_ unlv.edu
  • ph: Seven Zero Two-895-0364

Personal Profile

I'm currently a graduate student at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas working under Dr. Monika Neda. My research intersts, broadly-stated, include topics in numerical analysis, scientific computing, and computational fluid dynamics. To be more specific, I'm interested in techniques used to approximate turbulent flow regimes, and how sensitive these models are to perturbations of their tuning parameters. The class of models I have the most experience with are large eddy simulation models (LES), which are widely applied in engineering and atmosperic sciences.



Snapshot velocity (top) and pressure (bottom) solutions to a numerical simulation utilizing the Navier-Stokes alpha model. A video of this particular simulation can be seen here.

Research

Papers

S. Breckling, M. Neda, F. Pahlevani

Sensitivity Study of the Navier-Stokes-α Model (Draft, available by request.)

S. Breckling, M. Neda

Numerical Study of the Navier-Stokes-α Deconvolution Model with Pointwise Mass Conservation (Submitted in 2016, available by request.)

Conference Proceedings

S. Breckling, P. Kachroo, P. Lakhanpal, M. Neda

Numerical study of traffic flow models, V International Conference of Industrial Engineering and Environmental Protections Proceedings, pp. 217-222, 2015.

Conference Talks

Joint Mathematics Meeting, January 2017, Atlanta, GA

A Numerical and Sensitivity study of the Navier Stokes-α Deconvolution Model with Pointwise Mass Conservation

Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science, April 2016, Las Vegas, NV

Sensitivity Study of the Navier-Stokes-alpha Model

AMS Sectional Meeting, April 2015, Las Vegas, NV

The numerical analysis of the Navier-Stokes-α model using Scott-Vogelius elements in space and Crank-Nicolson in time

Awards, Recognition

2016/2017, UNLV Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award (Nominee)

University of Nevada, Las Vegas College of Sciences

2016, Rebel Grand Slam, 3-Minute Thesis Competition (Finalist)

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

2010, Alice Siu-Fun Leung Award in Mathematics

University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

2010, Morris and Miriam Marden Award in Mathematics

University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

2008, The William Lowell Putnam Competition (Score of 10)

Taken at University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

2008, Raj Luther Award in Mathematics

University of Wisconsin System

Education