Shear banding in complex fluids and biologically active suspensions

Friday, September 18, 2009 - 1:50pm - 2:35pm
EE/CS 3-180
Suzanne Fielding (University of Durham)
I will summarise some recent progress modelling shear banding in complex fluids, focussing particularly on the following topics: bulk and interfacial instabilities that lead to complex dynamics of the bands; vorticity banding; and 3D roll-like flows. Time permitting, I will also discuss a novel kind of shear banding that has recently been predicted in biologically active suspensions.
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