Dr. Neil Balmforth
RESEARCH INTERESTS


Granular Flow:
    

The continuum-like mechanics of a granular media is poorly understood. With Richard Kerswell, I spent a summer scattering glass balls all over the Coastal Research Lab at Woods Hole to learn something about this problem.


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Rich and Neil
Dam-break experiments in a granular medium (with Richard Kerswell)
(A swinging gate, suddenly drawn back, releases a pile of grit in a slot that slumps down to the right)
Granular slumps
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