An Isaac Newton Institute Workshop

Flow Regimes, Transitions and Segregation in Granular & Particle Laden Flows

22 - 26 September 2003

Organisers: Professor JT Jenkins (Cornell), Professor T Mullin (Manchester)

in association with the Newton Institute programme entitled Granular and Particle-Laden Flows

Programme | Participants | Posters

Theme of Conference:

There are a broad range of flow regimes in both granular and particle-laden flows, ranging through solid, fluid and gas-like behaviour. Mathematical models are now having some success at predicting the behaviour in particular flow regimes. However, even in elementary flow situations, all three phases may be active in different regions of the flow. This significantly complicates the formulation and solution of flow problems. This conference will provide a forum for mathematicians, engineers, and physicists to discuss the latest mathematical theories and experiments for the different flow regimes and transitions between them. Particle segregation due to differences in size and/or other particle properties will also be considered. This is of fundamental importance for mixing and de-mixing in many industrial processes and natural flows. Yet despite half a century of research, the mechanisms of segregation are not well understood. This meeting will seek to characterize the fundamental physical processes at work, and improve their description in both theoretical and computational models.

Invited Speakers

  • A. Acrivos, (City University of New York, USA)
  • R. Behringer,(Duke University, USA)
  • M. Cates, (University of Edinburgh, UK)
  • D. Drew, (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA)
  • R. Iverson, (United States Geological Survey, USA)
  • M. Koenders, (Kingston University, UK)
  • M. Louge, (Cornell University, USA)
  • O. Pouliquen, (Université de Marseille, FRANCE)
  • H. Shen, (Clarkson University, USA)
  • I. Vardoulakis, (National Technical University, GREECE)

Location and Cost

The conference will take place at the Newton Institute and accommodation for participants will be provided in single study bedrooms with shared bathroom at Wolfson Court. The workshop package, costing £450, includes accommodation, breakfast and dinner from dinner on Sunday 21 September 2003 until breakfast on Saturday 27 September 2003, and lunch and refreshments during the days that lectures take place. A reduced package cost of £350 is available to Research Students of those within 5 years of having received a PhD. Numbers will be restricted to about 80 participants.


Limited support is available for participants in this meeting. In particular, support for younger researchers is available under the Newton Institute Junior Membership scheme.

Closing Date

The closing date for the receipt of applications has now passed.

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