Program – Workshop on "Rheology of dense particulate suspensions"

Organizers: Dan Blair (Georgetown), Emanuela Del Gado (Georgetown), Bulbul Chakraborty (Brandeis), and Jeff Morris (CCNY)

Location: Copley Formal Lounge, Georgetown University, Washington DC

Thursday, June 16th 

08:30-09:00 Opening – Emanuela Del Gado (Georgetown)

09:00-11:00 Session 1 – Chair: Jeff Morris (CCNY)
09:00-09:30 Itai Cohen (Cornell) – From understanding to active control of shear thickening
09:30-10:00 Matthieu Wyart (ESPCI) – Simple Views on Shear Thickening
10:00-10:15 Contributed talk: Endao Han (Chicago) – Dynamic solidification of dense suspensions due to shear

10:15-10:45 Discussion

10:45-11:15 Coffee break

11:15-12:15 Session 2 – Chair: Steve Hudson (NIST)
11:15-11:45 Sebastien Manneville (ENS LYON) – Flow of dense suspensions: what can we learn from ultrasonic imaging?
11:15-12:15 Peter Olmsted (Georgetown University) – Vorticity Banding and the constitutive curve

12:15-12:45 Discussion

12:45–14:00 On site lunch with hands-on demonstrations

14:00-15:30 Session 3 – Chair: John Brady (Caltech)
14:00-14:30 Lilian Hsiao (NC State) – Connecting microscopic roughness to lubrication and friction in dense colloidal suspensions
14:30-15:00 Romain Mari (Cambridge) – Dynamic simulations of shear thickening suspensions
15:00-15:15 Contributed talk: Vikram Rathee (Georgetown) – Shear Thickening studied via Boundary Stress Microscopy

15:15-15:45 Discussion

15:45-16:15 Coffee Break
16:15-18:00 Session 4 – Chair: Thibaut Divoux (CRPP Bordeaux and MIT)
16:15-16:45 Sumantra Sarkar (MIT) – Can we understand non-Brownian rheology from structural signatures?
16:45-17:15 Farhang Radjai (Montpellier) – Scaling behavior of immersed granular flows
17:15-17:30 Contributed talk: Sarah Hormozi (OHIO)-Suspensions of non-colloidal particles in yield stress fluids

17:30-18:00 Discussion

18:30-21:30 Social dinner – Healy Family Student Center

Friday June 17th

Copley Formal Lounge
09:00-11:00 Session 5 – Chair: Annette Zippelius (Goettingen)
09:00-09:30 Mike Cates (Cambridge) – Unsteadiness of banded flow in dense, non-Brownian suspensions
09:30-10:00 Annie Colin (ESPCI) – Shear-thickening systems: The absence of an intrinsic flow curve
10:00-10:15 Contributed talk: Kevin Whitcomb (Delaware) – Flow SANS measurements of a discontinuous shear thickening fluid

10:15-10:45 Discussion

10:45-11:15 Coffee break

11:15-13:00 Session 6 – Chair: George Petekidis (Forth)
11:15-11:45 John Royer(NIST) – A rheological signature of frictional interactions in shear thickening suspensions
11:45-12:15 Guillaume Ovarlez (LOF Bordeaux) – Local behavior, Macroscopic behavior, and Shear-induced inhomogeneities in dense suspension
12:15-12:30 Contributed talk: Joao Maia (Case Western) – On the Interplay Between Friction and Lubrication in Dense Colloidal Suspensions

12:30-13:00 Discussion

13:00-14:00 On-site lunch with hands-on demonstrations

14:00-16:30 Session 7 – Chair: Dan Blair (Georgetown)
16:00-16:30 Bob Behringer (Duke) – Force and mass shock observation in experiments
16:30-17:00 Eric Brown (Yale) – Impact response of shear thickening fluids
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break

16:00-17:30 Session 8 – Chair: Annie Colin (ESPCI)
16:00-16:30 Didier Lootens (SIKA) – Jamming limitations in the Industry
16:30-17:00 Wilson Poon (Edinburgh) – A unified picture of shear thickening and granulation
17:00-17:30 Discussion

17:30-18:00 Closing – Bulbul Chakraborty (Brandeis) 

Sponsored by Anton Paar, GCP Applied Technologies, Malvern, Society of Rheology and TA Instruments.

The meeting is also generously supported by Georgetown University through the Office of the Provost, the Office of the Senior Vice President for Research and the Institute for Soft Matter Synthesis and Metrology.