Robert P. Behringer

James B. Duke Professor

Office: 
095 Physics Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Campus Box: 
90305
Phone: 
(919) 660-2550
Fax: 
(919) 660-2525

Details

Jamming in granular materials
Comptes Rendus Physique (2015)

Shear jamming in granular experiments without basal friction
EPL (Europhysics Letters) (2014)

Uncovering temporal transitions and self-organization during slow aging of dense granular media in the absence of shear bands
EPL (Europhysics Letters) (2014)

Statistical properties of granular materials near jamming
Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment (2014)

A complex systems analysis of stick-slip dynamics of a laboratory fault.
Chaos (Woodbury, N.Y.) (2014)

How the ideal jamming point illuminates the world of granular media.
Soft matter (2014)

Jet-induced 2-D crater formation with horizontal symmetry breaking
Granular Matter (2014)

Collisional Model for Granular Impact Dynamics
Phys. Rev. E (2014)

Statistical Properties of Granular Materials near Jamming
J. Stat. Mech. (2014)

How the ideal Jamming point illuminates the world of granular media
Soft Matter (2014)

Dr. Behringer's research interests include granular materials: friction, earthquakes, jamming; nonlinear dynamics; and fluids: Rayleigh-Benard convection, the flow of thin liquid films, porous media flow, and quantum fluids. His studies focus particularly on experiments (with some theory/simulation) that yield new insights into the dynamics and complex behavior of these systems. His experiments involve a number of highly novel approaches, including the use of photoelasticity for probing granular systems, innovative experiments to characterize the stability of surface flows and properties of gels, and magnetic resonance imaging to study flows in porous media.

Education:
Ph.D. - Duke University

Granular flow through an orifice - effect of granule size and shape distributions
In World Congress on Particle Technology edited by . April, 2006; : .

Granular flow through an orifice - effect of granule size and shape distributions
In World Congress on Particle Technology edited by . April, 2006; : .

Diffusion, transients and non-affine deformations for granular Couette shear flow
In Powders and Grains, 2005 edited by R. Garcia-Rojo, and H. J. Herrmann. ; pp. 197-201. : Balkema.

Asymmetry-induced circulation in granular hopper flows
In Powders and Grains, 2005 edited by R. Garcia-Rojo, and H. J. Herrmann. ; pp. 915-918. : Balkema.

Elastic Energy, Fluctuations and Temperature for Granular Materials
In Powders and Grains, 2005 edited by R. Garcia-Rojo, and H. J. Herrmann. ; pp. 397-400. : Balkema.

Statistical properties of dense granular matter
In Proceedings of Traffic and Granular Flow, Delft edited by . ; pp. 431-444. : .

Diffusion, Mobility and Failure for a Stirred Granular System
In Powders and Grains, 2005 edited by R. Garcia-Rojo, and H. J. Herrmann. ; pp. 933-937. : Balkema.

Asymmetry-induced circulation in granular hopper flows
In Powders and Grains, 2005 edited by R. Garcia-Rojo, and H. J. Herrmann. ; pp. 915-918. : Balkema.

The Granular Collider: Introduction to a Particle-Substrate Model and the Numerical Experiment
In Powders and Grains, 2005 edited by R. Garcia-Rojo, and H. J. Herrmann. ; pp. 1253-1256. : Balkema.

Granular materials and the risks they pose for success on the moon and mars
In Proceedings, STAIF edited by . ; pp. 1216-1223. : .

2013 Jesse Beams AwardPhysical Society, American Physical Society, Southeastern Section
2012 Chair Line, American Physical Society Topical Group on the Physics of Climate, American Physical Society