The INNFM Annual Conference 2013

Chicheley Panorama

It was on a cold snowy day in March 2013 that delegates met at the Royal Society International Centre at Chicheley Hall in Buckinghamshire for a meeting on ‘Advances in Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics’. There were twenty nine speakers from twelve different countries and lecture topics covered both experimental and theoretical work as well as a number of application areas. Two sessions of the meeting were devoted to a mini-symposium on ‘Theoretical Rheology’ in honour of Russell Davies.

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A poster session was well supported and included a prize sponsored by TA Instruments for the best poster. A panel chaired by Gerry Fuller carried out the judging duties and the prize was awarded to Claire McIlroy, a postgraduate student from Leeds University. A full list of the topics covered in the meeting is given later in this report.

Small TimA part of the meeting was given over to British Society of Rheology business, including the award to Tim Phillips of the 2012 Annual Award of the BSR. Tim’s Annual Award Lecture followed together with the Presidential Address by retiring president, Bill Frith. The session finished with the Annual General Meeting of the Society.

At the Monday dinner, Tim Phillips, a long standing colleague of Russell Davies’ gave an amusing critique of Russell’s management skills, and at Tuesday dinner we listened to Jeffery Giacomin who entertained us with a miscellany of pictures and comments giving a snapshot of his view of the world around him. As President of the Society of Rheology, at the end of his talk, Jeff surprised everybody, not least Gareth McKinley, by announcing that Gareth was to be awarded the Bingham Medal.

Ladies Programme

The meeting included a well supported accompanying persons programme. Fifteen partners of delegates enjoyed the excellent facilities at Chicheley Hall as well as a full day visit to Woburn Abbey. 

 

Full list of papers presented at the meeting:

Bob

Anderssen

Theoretical and practical ramifications of rheological interconversion

Don

Baird

The theory of flexible fiber suspensions and its role in process simulations

Adam

Burbidge

Extensional Coalescence: theory, experiment and open questions.

Bruce

Caswell

Modeling of the blood-flow crisis in sickle-cell anemia

Francisco

Chinesta

Non-Incremental transient parametric solution of the non-Newtonian Rayleigh-Bénard convection model by using the PGD

Simon

Cox

The rheology of disordered foams.

Igor

Emri

Instabilities in Solving Inverse Problems in Linear Viscoelasticity

Jonathan

Evans

Corner flows of some common viscoelastic fluids

Suzanne

Fielding

Banding and necking instabilities in time-dependent flows of complex fluids

Ian

Frigaard

Yield stress fluids: paradoxes and opportunities

Gerry

Fuller

Tear Film Stability and Contact Lens Comfort: The Role of Rheology

Jeffrey

Giacomin

Dumbbell Suspensions  in Large Amplitude Oscillatory Shear Flow

Oliver

Harlen

Capillary thinning and jet break-up of complex fluids

David

James

Elusive Extensional Viscosity

Joerg

Laeuger

A new concept extending the capabilities of rotational rheometers

Joao

Maia

Ultra-high extensional rheometry of polymer melts.

Sean

McKee

Pressure Driven Flow in Smectic A Liquid crystals

Gareth

McKinley

Critical Gels, Scott-Blair and the Fractional Calculus of Soft Networks

Paula

Moldenears

Effect of confinement and viscosity ratio on droplet coalescence in sheared polymer blends

Anthony

Pearson

Modelling the flow of non-Newtonian fluids through porous media - Applications to core and reservoir flows

Rob

Poole

Viscoelastic flow in a serpentine channel: viscoelastically-induced secondary flows and purely-elastic instabilities

Michael

Renardy

Prandtl boundary layers in viscoelastic flows

Paul

Slatter

Sheet flow of viscoplastic material

Roger

Tanner

The effect of  pre-test deformation on soft solid rheology

Manfred

Wagner

Elongational Flow of LDPE Melt at Constant Strain Rate, Constant Stress and Constant Force

Helen

Wilson

Linear instabilities in polymer melts and solutions

Xue-Feng

Yuan

Time-dependent Nonlinear Dynamics of Polymer Solutions – on the Role of Extensional Viscosity