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How a colloidal paste flows – scaling behaviors in dispersions of aggregated particles under mechanical stress –

Botet, Robert and Cabane, Bernard and Clifton, Michaël and Meireles, Martine and Seto, Ryohei How a colloidal paste flows – scaling behaviors in dispersions of aggregated particles under mechanical stress –. (2008) AIP Conference Proceedings, 9. 320-325. ISSN 0094-243X

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Official URL: https://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.2897806


We have developed a novel computational scheme that allows direct numerical simulation of the mechanical behavior of sticky granular matter under stress. We present here the general method, with particular emphasis on the particle features at the nanometric scale. It is demonstrated that, although sticky granular material is quite complex and is a good example of a challenging computational problem (it is a dynamical problem, with irreversibility, self-organization and dissipation), its main features may be reproduced on the basis of rather simple numerical model, and a small number of physical parameters. This allows precise analysis of the possible deformation processes in soft materials submitted to mechanical stress. This results in direct relationship between the macroscopic rheology of these pastes and local interactions between the particles.

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Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Other partners > Ecole Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles - ESPCI (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Other partners > Université de Paris Diderot - Paris 7 (FRANCE)
Other partners > Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris 6 - UPMC (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Other partners > Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University - APU (JAPAN)
Other partners > Université Paris-Sud 11 (FRANCE)
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Deposited On:03 Nov 2008 10:22

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