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Granular Matter
Gordon Research Conference

Particulate Systems in Science and Technology

Dates

July 24-29, 2016

Location

Stonehill College
Easton, MA

Organizers

Chairs:
Douglas J. Durian & Matthias Schroeter

Vice Chairs:
Devaraj Van Der Meer & Aparna Baskaran

Meeting Description

Granular materials, whether dry or in combination with a fluid, are ubiquitous in both nature and industry and show a rich variety of complex phenomena. As the physical underpinnings of these behaviors continue to be revealed and new phenomena discovered, there has been sustained and strong international research from multiple disciplines including chemical, civil and mechanical engineering, physics, applied mathematics, and earth and planetary sciences. In addition, there are intriguing links between granular materials and heterogeneous systems such as glasses, colloids, emulsions and foams. This eighth GRC on Granular Materials will provide researchers an opportunity to learn about recent discoveries and to present their work in a poster session. Invited speakers and discussion leaders will catalyze debate on open issues.

Related Meeting

This GRC was held in conjunction with the "Granular Matter" Gordon Research Seminar (GRS). Refer to the associated GRS program page for more information.

Contributors

Final Meeting Program

Sunday
2:00 pm - 9:00 pmArrival and Check-in
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmWelcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff
7:40 pm - 9:30 pmShape Design and Packings
Discussion Leader: Arshad Kudrolli (Clark University, USA)
7:40 pm - 7:50 pmIntroduction by Discussion Leader
7:50 pm - 8:25 pmHeinrich Jaeger (University of Chicago, USA)
"Granular Materials by Design: Tuning the Shape of Individual Particles to Control the Overall Aggregate Behavior"
8:25 pm - 8:40 pmDiscussion
8:40 pm - 9:15 pmHernan Makse (Benjamin Levich Institute for Physico-Chemical Hydrodynamics, City College of New York, USA)
"Searching for Optimal Packings"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Monday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmImpact
Discussion Leader: Hiroaki Katsuragi (Nagoya University, Japan)
9:00 am - 9:10 amIntroduction by Discussion Leader
9:10 am - 9:45 amRobert Behringer (Duke University, USA)
"Impacts on Granular Materials: What Makes the Drag Law Work?"
9:45 am - 10:05 amDiscussion
10:05 am - 10:20 amCacey Stevens (Duke University, USA)
"Collisional Model of the Stopping Force of Granular Impact"
10:20 am - 10:25 amDiscussion
10:25 am - 10:55 amCoffee Break
10:55 am - 11:30 amXiang Cheng (University of Minnesota, USA)
"Impact Response of Granular Materials: From the Origin of the Universe to Catastrophic Asteroid Strikes"
11:30 am - 11:50 amDiscussion
11:50 am - 12:05 pmAdeline Pons (University of Twente, The Netherlands)
"Moving Through Granular Media: The Role of Packing Fraction and Interstitial Air on Drag Force"
12:05 pm - 12:10 pmDiscussion
12:10 pm - 12:25 pmTian Hao (Nutrilite Health Institute / Amway, USA)
"Analogous Viscosity Equations of Granular Powders Based on Eyrings Rate Process Theory and Free Volume Concept"
12:25 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
3:00 pm - 4:00 pmPower Hour
The GRC Power Hour is an optional informal gathering open to all meeting participants. It is designed to help address the challenges women face in science and support the professional growth of women in our communities by providing an open forum for discussion and mentoring.
Organizers: Aparna Baskaran (Brandeis University, USA) and Christine Hrenya (University of Colorado, USA)
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmIndustrial Processes
Discussion Leader: Karen Daniels (North Carolina State University, USA)
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmIntroduction by Discussion Leader
7:40 pm - 8:15 pmChristine Hrenya (University of Colorado, USA)
"Cohesive Granular Matter: Linking Micro-Scale Interactions to Macro-Scale Flow Behavior"
8:15 pm - 8:35 pmDiscussion
8:35 pm - 9:10 pmLuis Pugnaloni (Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, Argentina)
"Granular Matter in Fracking"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Tuesday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
8:30 amGroup Photo
9:00 am - 12:30 pmFoams, Emulsions, and Non-Frictional Grains
Discussion Leader: Theodore Brzinski (Haverford College, USA)
9:00 am - 9:10 amIntroduction by Discussion Leader
9:10 am - 9:45 amEric Weeks (Emory University, USA)
"Using Emulsion Droplets as Models for Soft Frictionless Granular Materials"
9:45 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:30 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:05 amJasna Brujic (New York University, USA)
"Density of States of Three-Dimensional Emulsion Packings"
11:05 am - 11:20 amDiscussion
11:20 am - 11:55 amReinhard Hohler (Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France)
"Non-Local Bubble Interactions"
11:55 am - 12:10 pmDiscussion
12:10 pm - 12:25 pmMarco Mazza (Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Germany)
"Declustering in a Granular Gas as a Finite Size Effect"
12:25 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmNonlocality and Creep
Discussion Leader: Ken Kamrin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmIntroduction by Discussion Leader
7:40 pm - 8:15 pmEric Clement (Université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie, France)
"Nonlocality in Granular: A Tentative View from Microscopic Processes to Global Flow Rheology"
8:15 pm - 8:35 pmDiscussion
8:35 pm - 9:10 pmDavid Henann (Brown University, USA)
"Nonlocality and Yield in Granular Materials"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Wednesday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmFluid-Grain Interactions and Active Systems
Discussion Leader: Morgane Houssais (City College of New York, USA)
9:00 am - 9:10 amIntroduction by Discussion Leader
9:10 am - 9:45 amAlexandre Valance (University of Rennes 1 / CNRS, France)
"Saltation on Earth and in Extraterrestrial Atmospheres"
9:45 am - 10:05 amDiscussion
10:05 am - 10:20 amRosario Moctezuma (Institute of Physics, Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, Mexico)
"Two-Dimensional Granular Systems in the Time Range from Ballistic to Diffusive"
10:20 am - 10:25 amDiscussion
10:25 am - 10:55 amCoffee Break
10:55 am - 11:30 amPhilippe Claudin (ESPCI ParisTech, CNRS, France)
"Numerical Results on the Rheology of Dense Suspensions Composed of Athermal, Brownian, and Active Particles"
11:30 am - 11:50 amDiscussion
11:50 am - 12:05 pmScott Waitukaitis (Leiden University, The Netherlands)
"Animating Granular Matter with the Elastic Leidenfrost Effect"
12:05 pm - 12:10 pmDiscussion
12:10 pm - 12:25 pmWilliam Savoie (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
"Smarticles: Smart, Active Granular Matter"
12:25 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:00 pm - 7:30 pmBusiness Meeting
Nominations for the Next Vice Chair; Fill in Conference Evaluation Forms; Discuss Future Site and Scheduling Preferences; Election of the Next Vice Chair
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmGrains in Space and Microgravity
Discussion Leader: Kirsten Harth (Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany)
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmIntroduction by Discussion Leader
7:40 pm - 8:15 pmGerhard Wurm (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
"Between Planet Formation and Mars: Granular Matter in Temperature Fields at Low Ambient Pressure and Low Gravity"
8:15 pm - 8:35 pmDiscussion
8:35 pm - 9:10 pmMeiying Hou (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
"Granular Clustering Studied in the SJ-10 Retrievable Satellite"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Thursday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmFrontiers in Granular Theory
Discussion Leader: Bulbul Chakraborty (Brandeis University, USA)
9:00 am - 9:10 amIntroduction by Discussion Leader
9:10 am - 9:45 amDaphne Klotsa (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA)
"Collective Behavior of Granular and of Active Particles in Fluids at Intermediate Reynolds Numbers"
9:45 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:30 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:05 amAntoinette Tordesillas (University of Melbourne, Australia)
"Optimized Transmission Patterns in Bonded and Unbonded Granular Media"
11:05 am - 11:20 amDiscussion
11:20 am - 11:55 amRemi Dreyfus (Complex Assemblies of Soft Matter Lab, UMI 3254, CNRS/UPenn/Solvay, USA)
"Self-Assembling Colloids and Emulsions into 2D Hyperuniform Systems"
11:55 am - 12:10 pmDiscussion
12:10 pm - 12:25 pmEric Degiuli (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland)
"Mechanical Noise Controls Kinetics in Inertial, Frictional Flow"
12:25 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmShear Flows and Segregation
Discussion Leader: Kimberly Hill (University of Minnesota, USA)
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmIntroduction by Discussion Leader
7:40 pm - 8:15 pmNico Gray (The University of Manchester, United Kingdom)
"Particle-Segregation and Rheology of Dense Granular Flows"
8:15 pm - 8:35 pmDiscussion
8:35 pm - 9:10 pmRich Lueptow (Northwestern University, USA)
"Predicting Segregation in Flowing Granular Materials"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Friday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDeparture
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