Upcoming Soft Matter and Biological Physics Seminars


Flow and Clogging of Granular Materials by Kerstin Nordstrom

Apr 26, 2019, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Room: 202/204 Physics Bldg.

Host: Prof.Joseph Paulsen/ Contact: Yudaisy Salomón Sargentón, 315-443-5960

Granular materials are commonplace and their interparticle interactions are typically simple contact forces. Yet we still have much to learn about their rich, sometimes perplexing behavior. In this talk, I will present results from high-speed video analysis and complementary simulations of granular flows. In particular, we characterize the mesoscale structure and dynamics of the system using kinematic data from >10,000 particles in the system at extremely high time and spatial resolution. I will also highlight how several of our characterization metrics can yield insight into other systems of "particles" such as migrating cells and robots.