Fluid dynamics has been considered as an alternative in addressing the problem of non-linearity caused by reaction kinetics.
A University Don, Professor Rasaq Oyeyemi Olayiwola made this known on Wednesday while delivering the 102nd inaugural lecture of the Federal University of Technology Minna
titled FLUID DYNAMICS, COMBUSTION THEORY, AND MATHEMATICAL MODELLING: CONTRIBUTIONS FROM BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, at the university’s 1000-capacity Auditorium, Main Campus, Gidan kwano.
Professor Olayiwola explained that there were two primary things humans cannot do without – Fluid and Water; adding that his research was centred on the Mathematical theory that included Combustion as well as Fluid Dynamics.
According to him, a solution method known as Olayiwola’s Generalized Polynomial Approximation Method (OGPAM) which he developed, could be used to solve any parabolic equation constant or variable coefficient.
The University Don who spoke on his approach and solution to the spread of wildfire, underscored the importance of Mathematics to Fluid Dynamics and by extension, national development.
Earlier in his welcome address, the Vice Chancellor of FUTMinna, Professor Faruk Aduma Kuta, appreciated all those present at the event which was his first appearance at an inaugural lecture as the University’s Vice-Chancellor.
Professor Kuta gave a eulogy about the Inaugural Lecturer whose lecture coincided with the University’s 40th Anniversary.
Highlights of the event were the presentation of a Plaque of Excellence and certificate as well as a gift from the Yoruba Forum to the Inaugural Lecturer
Present at the event were Principal Officers, Deans of Schools, Heads of Departments, Lecturers, Family members, well-wishers and students of FUT Minna – amongst others