Rheology is concerned with the flow and deformation of a system, and includes many non-linear phenomena across broad length and stress scales, e.g., elasticity, plasticity, yielding and shear thinning/thickening. Research conducted within the Granular Mechanics and Industrial Infrastructure group has revealed the micro-scale physics underlying the macro-scale rheological behaviour of both dry granular systems and suspensions of repulsive hard or soft particles fully immersed in a liquid. Projects within the Rheology of dense suspensions and granular systems theme are listed below.
|Yang Cui||Predictive formulation of high-solid-content complex dispersions||Ph.D.||ONGOING|
|Tim Najuch||Simulation of dense suspensions with discrete element method and a coupled lattice Boltzmann method||Ph.D.||ONGOING|
|Rangarajan Radhakrishnan||Predictive formulation of high-solid-content complex dispersions||PDRA||ONGOING|
|Julien Sindt||Predictive formulation of high-solid-content complex dispersions||PDRA||ONGOING|
|Mengyu Cao||Develop Visible Light Sensitive Photocatalysts||Ph.D.||ONGOING|
|Lorenzo Conti||Nonlocal rheology of dense granular systems/Robotics in sand||Ph.D.||COMPLETE|