Robert P. Behringer

James B. Duke Professor

049 Physics Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
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Dense granular flow — A collaborative study
Powder Technology (2015)

Universal Quake Statistics: From Compressed Nanocrystals to Earthquakes
Scientific Reports (2015)

Obtaining self-similar scalings in focusing flows.
Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics (2015)

Granular Impact: A Grain-Scale Approach

Network flow model of force transmission in unbonded and bonded granular media
Physical Review E (2015)

Nonlinear force propagation during granular impact.
Physical review letters (2015)

Self-assembly in a near-frictionless granular material: conformational structures and transitions in uniaxial cyclic compression of hydrogel spheres.
Soft matter (2015)

Multiple-contact discrete-element model for simulating dense granular media
Physical Review E (2015)

Structural templates of disordered granular media
International Journal of Solids and Structures (2015)

Spanning the scales of granular materials through microscopic force imaging.
Nature communications (2015)

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.

Ph.D. - Duke University

Forces and Packings for Granular Materials
In Handbook of Granular Materials edited by . ; : .

Avalanches in Slowly Sheared Disordered Materials,
In Handbook of Granular Materials edited by . ; : .

Granular Impact Dynamics: Fluctuations at Short Time Scales
In Powders and Grains, 2013 edited by . ; : .

Hopper Flow of Elliptical Particles
In Powders and Grains, 2013 edited by . ; : .

A Triaxial Apparatus for Granular Packings
In Powders and Grains, 2013 edited by . ; : .

Jamming in granular matter
In Encyclopedia of Complexity and System Science edited by . 2009; : Springer.

Fluctuations in Granular Materials
In Granular and Complex Materials edited by T. Aste, T. De Matteo, and A. Tordesillas. ; pp. 187-215. Singapore: World Scientific.

Jamming, Plasticity, and Diffusion in Dense Granular Materials
In Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics edited by . ; : .

Signal Propagation through Dense Granular Systems
In Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics edited by . ; : .

Fluctuations, Correlations, and Transitions in Granular Materials: Statistical Mechanics for a Non-Conventional System
In Proceedings (refereed) of the 9th Experimental Chaos Conference edited by . June, 2006; : .

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