Dynamics of concentrated systems Academic Article uri icon


  • There are striking similarities in the dynamic behavior of multiparticle systems at different size scales. Hard-sphere molecules, solutions of rodlike polymers, suspensions of rigid particles, granular flows, and particlereinforced solids share many behavioral features which point to the existence of scale-independent physics. This scale independence is further evidenced by the fact that insights and techniques developed for the microscopic level can frequently be applied to the macroscopic level, and vice versa. The Dynamics of Concentrated Systems Workshop was held at Los Alamos National Laboratory on 13-15 June 1989. The purpose of this workshop was to examine the remarkable connections and overlap between the different size scales encountered in the dynamics of concentrated systems. This workshop brought together over 100 leading researchers from a rather …

publication date

  • January 1, 1991