12th Annual Northeastern Schedule [doc][pdf]

8:00am-9:30am          Breakfast and registration


9:30am-10:10am        Invited talk: Ruben Juanes, MIT, Earthquakes, multiphase flow, and the poromechanics of faults.

10:10am-10:30am     Vikrant Yadav, Clark University, Experimental study of channelization in cohesive granular media due to sub-surface flows.


10:30am-11:00am     Coffee break


11:00am-11:40am     Invited talk: Eric Brown, Yale University, Shear thickening in concentrated suspensions.

11:40am-noon           Sachith Dunatunga, MIT, Simulation of granular flow using the material point method.


noon-1:30pm              Lunch and poster session


1:30pm-2:10pm          Invited talk: Steve Sun, Columbia University, A DEM-LBM analysis on permeability evolutions during the formation of a dilatant shear band.

2:10pm-2:30pm          Jay Tang, Brown University, High permeability and efficient relaxation of agar gel - An ideal substrate for bacterial swarming.

2:30pm-2:50pm          Shomeek Mukhopadhyay, Yale University, Transiently jammed fronts in shear thickening suspensions under impact.


2:50pm-3:10pm          Coffee break


3:10pm-3:30pm          Francisco Lopez Jimenez, MIT, Healing of defects in granular crystals.

3:30pm-3:50pm          Kai Zhang, Yale University, Packing efficiency of hard sphere mixtures and glass-forming ability of metallic glasses.

3:50pm-4:30pm          Invited talk: Ken Kamrin, MIT, Modeling the nonlocal oddities of granular flow.


4:30pm-5:00pm          Discussion and wrap-up  


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