A Report of the Lake Vyrnwy Meeting

Panorama

Unlike the cold snowy weather of the 2013 meeting, sixty four delegates were treated to glorious sunshine as they met at the Lake Vyrnwy Hotel in Mid Wales for the Institute's Annual Conference, dedicated this year to the topics: ‘Rheometry and General Rheology'

Delegates, who came from some fourteen different countries, gave a total of thirty four presentations including both experimental and theoretical work as well as some interesting applications. A full list of the topics covered in the meeting is given later in this report.

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A part of the meeting was given over to British Society of Rheology business, including the award to Jason Stokes of the 2013 Annual Award of the BSR. Jason’s Annual Award Lecture followed and the session finished with the Annual General Meeting of the Society.

Group Photo

 At the conference 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. He was followed by Peter Townsend who gave a short tribute to KenWalters as he approached his eightieth birthday later in the year. (See, the article in our news archive for more on this)

Accompanying Persons Programme

The Ladies

The meeting included a well supported accompanying persons programme. Fifteen partners of delegates enjoyed the excellent facilities at the Lake Vyrnwy Hotel as well as the attractions of the wonderful scenery around Lake Vyrnwy 

A Ful List of the Conference Presentations.

Eric SHAQFEH

Interpreting the Interfacial Stress Rheometer

Gerry FULLER

Drainage and Dewetting of Thin Films in the Presence of Interfacial Viscoelasticity

Michal RENARDY

Large Amplitude Oscillatory Shear Flows for a Model of a Thixotropic Yield Stress Fluid

Don BAIRD

Influence of Fiber Flexibility on Fiber Orientation during Processing Operations

Omar MATAR

Bubble rise in the presence of chemical reactions and non-Newtonian effects

Bill MILNE

SAW and FBAR Devices for Lab-on-a-chip Applications

Xue Feng YUAN

Toward Large Scale Parallel Computer Simulation of Viscoelastic Fluid Flow: A Study of Benchmark Flow Problems

Joao MAIA

Thermo-rheological behavior and its relationship with structure development of thermoplastic polyurethanes in extensional flows

Jae HYUN

Intriguing nonlinear instability phenomena occurring in film blowing process

Roger TANNER

Reconciling theory and experiment for suspensions

Christian CLASEN

Soft particles in confinements

Jeff GIACOMIN

Dilute rigid dumbbell suspensions in large-amplitude oscillatory shear flow: normal stress difference responses

Paul SLATTER

The rheological characterisation of slurries with settling particles

Manfred WAGNER

A consistent model for elongational flow of polymer melts and solutions based on the interchain tube pressure

Cris GALLEGOS

Rheological Characterisation and Flow Modelling of Oral Nutritional Supplements for Dysphagia Support

Bill FRITH

Gels formed from small peptide and amino-acid derivatives, their novel rheology as probed by bulk and particle tracking rheological methods

Francisco CHINESTA

Multiscale modelling of dilute and concentrated suspensions of rigid particles

Martin LAUN

Rheotens tests and viscoelastic simulations related to high speed spinning of polyamide 6.

Rob POOLE

Hibernating turbulence in Newtonian and dilute polymer solutions

Corneliu BALAN

The influence of patterned surface on the rheometry of simple and complex fluids

Octavio MANERO

Flows of viscoelastic liquids through a contraction-expansion geometry with various contraction ratios: pressure drop and flow visualization

Suzanne FIELDING  

Instabilities in time-dependent flows of complex fluids

Jonathan EVANS

Stick-slip singularity for PTT fluids

Oliver HARLEN

Jetting and jet break-up of complex fluids – extreme extensional rheometry

Xin Kai LI

Non-Newtonian lubricants in thin film flows

Jorg LAEUGER

An enhanced rotational rheometer with two motors

Ralph OLIVER

Ken, Rheology and Life