Thursday, January 12, 2006

Extreme Mechanics: Current Issues in Continuum & Fluid Mechanics ( August 21 - September 10, 2006)

Many of the most intriguing problems in solid and fluid mechanics involve systems in which key physical parameters are very large (or small), or in which unusual geometries constrain the behavior of systems in surprising ways. Thus, in granular systems the rigidity of the particles is in marked contrast to their softness at a macroscopic level. In some soft biological systems of recent physics interest, the macroscopic elastic properties are both non-linear and tunable in ways that can shed new light on solid/continuum mechanics. In fluid mechanics, free boundary problems such as drop snap-off and related phenomena combine familiar hydrodynamic phenomena in counter-intuitive (and often aesthetically pleasing) ways. This workshop will cover this timely subject, which can fairly be termed"extreme mechanics."

Organizers: T. Halsey , F. Mackintosh, P. Chaikin, . L. Mahadevan, & David Pines

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