Kenneth Desmond
     5th Year Graduate Student

List of Granular Projects

Experiment - Forces Between 2D Emulsions Compressed Beyond the Jamming Point

Experiment - Penetration of an Object into Granular Media

  • We using MRI imaging to visualize the flow of grains around a penetrating object. This work is done in collaboration with Igor Veretennikov at Notre Dame and Peter Schiffer at Penn State. (Click here for website)

Experiment - Fluidity of Sand

  • Shearing of fluidization granular media via oscillating a rotating drum apparatus.

Experiment - Jamming of three-dimensional prolate granular materials

  • Studied the phase behavior of the force needed to pull a small object through a pile of rods, and the packing fraction dependence on aspect ratio. (Click here for website) (Publication)