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Yielding and jamming of dense suspensions

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationJamming, Yielding, and Irreversible Deformation in Condensed Matter
EditorsMC Miguel, JM Rubi
Place of PublicationBERLIN
PublisherSpringer-Verlag GmbH
Pages321
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)3-540-30028-7
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event19th Sitges Conference on Jamming, Yielding, and Irreversible Deformation in Condensed Matter - Barcelona
Duration: 14 Jun 200418 Jun 2004

Conference

Conference19th Sitges Conference on Jamming, Yielding, and Irreversible Deformation in Condensed Matter
CityBarcelona
Period14/06/0418/06/04

Abstract

Recent progress in the understanding of yielding and jamming of colloids, based on extensions of the mode coupling theory (MCT) of glasses, is reviewed. This includes schematic extensions to shear-thickening fluids based on the ad-hoc introduction of a stress-dependent vertex in MCT. The possible distinction between dynamic and static yield stress, and its implications for shear-banding and other instabilities, is considered. Finally, what we know about systems where steady stress leads to unsteady flow or vice versa ('' rheochaos '') is briefly summarised.

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