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Week 1
Time
Place*
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links,...
Mon, Sep 23
12:15pm
Aud
TBA
TBA
Blackboard Lunch Seminar, All welcome.

2:00 pm
SSR
All participants
Organizational Meeting

Tue, Sep 24
10:30am
SSR
J. McElwaine
Powder snow avalanche
Daily Seminar
Wed, Sep 25
10:30am
SSR
D. Mohrig
Challenges with sediment gravity flows: Triggering mechanisms, high sediment concentrations, and boundary conditions
Daily Seminar
Thu, Sep 26
10:30am
SSR
K. Kroy
Where is the interesting physics in wind-blown sand?
Daily Seminar

3:45pm
SSR
All participants
Discussion on the equations and computational approaches for gravity currents

Fri, Sep 27
10:30am
SSR
B. Sutherland
Particle Transport by Turbidity Currents, Solitary Waves and Turbulent Jets
Daily Seminar
Week 2
Time
Place*
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links,...
Mon, Sep 30
12:15pm
Aud
TBA
TBA
Blackboard Lunch Seminar, All welcome.

2:00pm
Aud
All participants
Organizational Meeting


2:30pm
Aud
B. Eckhardt
Vortices, streaks and Coherent Structures: Lessons learned from the turbulence transition in pipe flow
Daily Seminar
Tue, Oct 1
10:30am
Aud
F. Sotiropoulos
Large-eddy simulation of hydro-morphodynamics: From ripples in scour holes to mega-dunes in large rivers
Daily Seminar
Wed, Oct 2
10:30am
Aud
H. Clercx
Lagragian Statistics of Particles in Geophysical Turbulence
Daily Seminar

4:00pm
Engineering Science Building (Room 2003)
P. Diamessis
Near-bed instabilities and turbulence under internal solitary waves: a possible mechanism for particulate resuspension and transport
Fluid Mechanics Seminar of the Department of Mechanical Engineering
Thu, Oct 3
10:30am
Aud
K. Kiger
Grain-scale measurements of particle-fluid interaction in marine and aeolian sediment transport
Daily Seminar

2:00pm
Aud
M. Wilkinson
A test-tube model for rainfall
Daily Seminar
Fri, Oct 4
10:30am
Aud
F. Rochinha
A Multiscale Variational Large Eddy Computational Framework for Numerical Simulations of Turbidity Currents
Daily Seminar
Week 3
Time
Place*
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links,...
Mon, Oct 7
2:00pm
Aud
All participants
Organizational Meeting


2:15pm
Aud
D. Issler
Snow avalanches (and related beasts) - theory and practice
Daily Seminar
Tue, Oct 8
10:30am
Aud
E. Meiburg
Turbidity currents and river outflows
Daily Seminar

2;00pm
Aud
E. Meiburg
Continuation of Eckart's talk







Wed, Oct 9
10:30am
Aud
S. Balachandar
Near-wall sediment resuspension mechanisms and the complex interaction of suspended sediments and carrier phase turbulence
Daily Seminar

4:00pm
Aud
A. Valance
Sand Ripple and Dune
Joint Geoflows and Fluid Mechanics Seminar






Thu, Oct 10
10:30am
Aud
H. Herrmann
Simulating saltation
Daily Seminar

2:00pm
MSR
D. Issler
Continuation of Dieter's talk







Fri, Oct 11
10:30am
Aud
A. Soldati
Stratified and free surface turbulent flows: Dispersion and clustering of floaters.
Daily Seminar
Week 4
Time
Place*
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links,...
Mon, Oct 14
12:15pm
Aud
Jim Jenkins
The physics of wind-blown sand and desert dunes
Blackboard Lunch Seminar, All welcome.

2:00pm
Aud
All participants
Organizational Meeting


2:15pm
Aud
J. Eggenhuisen
Single grains, dense layers, and disperse grainsize distributions in turbidity currents; an experimental perspective.
Daily Seminar






Tue, Oct 15
10:30am
Aud
L. Oger
How discrete element method code can model dynamical phenomena such as saltation transport, multiple collision process and granular avalanches
Daily Seminar

2:00pm
TBA
Interested Participants Only
The appropriate rheological constituent relation for boundary layers with high sediment concentrations.
Feel free (not obliged) to send a single slide with your preferred rheology (Coulomb, frictional, lubricated, collisional, elasto-plastic, Newtonian, ...) describing the relation between stress and deformation at high concentrations near the bed of the GeoFlows you specialise in, to eggenhu@kitp.ucsb.edu before the discussion.
Wed, Oct 16
10:30am
Aud
E. Lajeunesse
Equilibrium morphology of alluvial rivers
Daily Seminar






Thu, Oct 17
10:30am
Aud
K. Rasmussen
Aeolian dynamics - a laboratory perspective
Daily Seminar






Fri, Oct 18
10:30am
Aud
J. Chauchat
Intense bedload transport: from laminar bed load to turbulent sheet flow
Daily Seminar

Week 5
Time
Place*
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links,...
Mon, Oct 21
12:15pm
Aud


Blackboard Lunch Seminar, All welcome.

2:00pm
Aud
All participants
Organizational Meeting


2:15pm
Aud
T. Hsu
Selected topics on fine (cohesive) sediment and sand (non-cohesive) transport in the coastal environment.
Daily Seminar






Tue, Oct 22
10:30am
Aud
N. Ouellette
Advection of Active Particles
Daily Seminar






Wed, Oct 23
10:30am
Aud
C. Johnson
Grain segregation and levee formation in geophysical mass flows
Daily Seminar

4:00pm
MSR
B. Kneller
Buoyancy-driven currents and sediment transport in the ocean
Joint Geoflows and Fluid Mechanics Seminar






Thu, Oct 24
10:30am
Aud
M. Larcher
Kinetic theory applied to saturated debris flows
Daily Seminar






Fri, Oct 25
10:30am
Aud
A. Hogg
The effects of wind on the rise of volcanic plumes and the dispersal of volcanic ash
Daily Seminar

Week 6
Time
Place*
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links,...
Mon, Oct 28
12:15pm
Aud


Blackboard Lunch Seminar, All welcome.

2:00pm
Aud
All participants
Organizational Meeting


2:15pm
Aud
O. Devauchelle
Growth and shape of drainage networks
Daily Seminar






Tue, Oct 29
10:30am
Aud
J. Morris
Particle pressure and phase migration in suspensions: An osmotic approach
Daily Seminar






Wed, Oct 30
10:30am
Aud
R. Kostaschuk
Continuous turbidity currents in glacial lakes of western Canada
Daily Seminar

4:00pm
MSR
J. Jenkins
Particle Segregation in Dense, Inclined Flows
Joint Geoflows and Fluid Mechanics Seminar






Thu, Oct 31
10:30am
Aud
D. Nguyen
A two-phase model based on unified formulation for continuum mechanics applied to sediment transport in geophysical flows: Application to sedimentation, consolidation and erosion. Study case- the Gironde Estuary (France)
Daily Seminar

13:30
TBA
Interested participants
Interface instabilities and pulsing flow in density currents.
Small discussion meeting
Fri, Nov 1
10:30am
Aud
O. Pouliquen
Rheology of particulate flows
Daily Seminar

Week 7
Time
Place*
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links,...
Mon, Nov 4
12:15pm
Aud


Blackboard Lunch Seminar, All welcome.

2:00pm
Aud
All participants
Organizational Meeting


2:15pm
Aud
N. Vriend
Granular physics in Southern California -- booming sand dunes & other fascinating mysteries
Daily Seminar






Tue, Nov 5
10:30am
Aud
A. Ould El Moctar
Saltation transport in a turbulent boundary layer
Daily Seminar






Wed, Nov 6
10:30am
Aud
N. Gray
Grain segregation and levee formation in geophysical mass flows
Daily Seminar






Thu, Nov 7
10:30am
Aud




2:00pm
FR
Informal discussion driven by K. Rasmussen
What may happen to a cliff-top dune when man interferes with Nature
Informal meeting for interested participants
Fri, Nov 8
10:30am
Aud
B. Birnir
Simulations of Fluvial Landscapes and Optimal Transport
Daily Seminar

Week 8
Time
Place*
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links,...
Tue, Nov 12
2:00pm
Aud
All participants
Organizational Meeting


2:15pm
Aud
J. Fischer
Connecting computational and experimental snow avalanche dynamics
Daily Seminar






Wed, Nov 6
10:30am
Aud
M. Nasr-Azadani
Turbidity currents interacting with three-dimensional seafloor topographies: A depth-resolved numerical investigation
Daily Seminar






Thu, Nov 7
10:30am
Aud
R. Govindarayan
Instabilities in viscosity-stratified flows
Daily Seminar






Fri, Nov 8
10:30am
Aud
L. Fraccarollo
Intense Bed Load and Surroundings
Daily Seminar

Week 9
Time
Place*
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links,...
Mon, Nov 18
12:15pm
Aud
A. Valance
Physics of Sand dunes
Blackboard Lunch Seminar, All welcome.

2:00pm
Aud
All participants
Organizational Meeting


2:15pm
Aud
M. Sorensen
Aeolian sand transport rates and mid-air collisions
Daily Seminar






Tue, Nov 19
10:30am
Aud
S. Radhakrishnan
Interaction between turbulence and stratification in buoyancy-driven, and tidally-driven flows
Daily Seminar






Wed, Nov 20
10:30am
Aud
J. McElwaine
Avalanche Dynamics
Daily Seminar






Thu, Nov 21
10:30am
Aud
N. Lancaster
Development of large aeolian bedforms - time matters
Daily Seminar






Fri, Nov 22
10:30am
Aud
D. Berzi
From dry granular flows to collisional sediment transport
Daily Seminar

Week 10
Time
Place*
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links,...
Mon, Nov 25
12:15pm
Aud


Blackboard Lunch Seminar, All welcome.

2:00pm
Aud
All participants
Organizational Meeting


2:15pm
Aud
L. Laragione
Modelling dense suspensions
Daily Seminar






Tue, Nov 26
10:30am
Aud
M. Colombini
Stability of river bed forms
Daily Seminar






Wed, Nov 27
10:30am
Aud
N. Ledantec
Bedforms and sediment transport in aquatic environments
Daily Seminar







Week 11
Time
Place*
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links,...
Mon, Dec 2
12:15pm
Aud


No blackboard lunch

2:00pm
Aud
All participants
Organizational Meeting


2:15pm
Aud
P. Dupont
Saltation transport over various types of bed: field and laboratory measurements
Daily Seminar






Tue, Dec 3
10:30am
Aud
A. Aliseda
Turbulence effects on collisions and gravitational settling of inertial particles
Daily Seminar

2:30pm
Aud
M. Colombini
Ripple instability for river beds
Part II of Marco's talk






Wed, Dec 4
10:30am
Aud
All
Discussion on open issues in fluid-mediated particle transport
informal discussion

4:00 pm
MSR
V. Kumaran
Fluctuating force models for turbulent gas-particle suspensions
Joint Geoflows and Fluid Mechanics Seminar






Thu, Dec 5
10:30am
Aud
J. Eggenhuisen
Single grains, dense layers, and disperse grainsize distributions in turbidity currents; an experimental perspective.
Daily Seminar

4:00pm
Chemical Ingineering Department (second floor)
V. Kumaran
A multifold reduction in the transition Reynolds number, and ultra-fast mixing, in flow through soft channels and tubes
Chemical Engineering Seminar






Fri, Dec 6
10:30am
Aud
H. Tsoar
Climatic Factors Affecting Mobility and Stability of Sand Dunes
Daily Seminar

2:00pm
SMR




Week 12
Time
Place*
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links,...
Mon, Dec 9
12:15pm
Aud
D. Loss
TBD
Blackboard Lunch Seminar, All welcome.

2:00pm
Aud
All participants
Organizational Meeting


2:15pm
Aud
R. Kostaschuck
A brief history of dunes
Daily Seminar






Tue, Dec 10
10:30am
Aud
S. Elghobashi
On the multi-way interactions between turbulent flows and suspended particles
Daily Seminar

2:00pm
SSR
D. Issler

Informal discussion






Wed, Dec 11
10:30am
Aud
A. Kudrolli
Erosion of a granular bed by fluid flow
Daily Seminar






Thu, Dec 12
10:30am
Aud
G. Bewley
the decay of turbulence: experimental scrutiny
Daily Seminar






Fri, Dec 13
10:30am
SSR
All
Discussion on open issues in fluid-mediated particle transport
Informal disucssion

*Aud=Auditorium, SSR=Small Seminar Room, MSR=Main Seminar Room, FR=Founders' Room, PL=Porthole Lounge
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