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Graduate-level class -- Fluid Dynamics of the Environment (November - December 2015):

Lecture 1: Sedimentation

"Classnotes"

"Handout on Sedimentation"

Lecture 2: Sediment transport: bedload transport

"Classnotes"

"Handout on Sediment Continuity"

Lecture 3: Sediment transport: suspension and resuspension

Same lecturenotes as last lecture
Same handout as last lecture

Lecture 4: Bedforms

"Classnotes"

"Handout on Bedforms"

Lecture 5: Bedforms, part 2

Same lecturenotes as last lecture
Same handout as last lecture

Lecture 6: Granular rheology, segregation and avalanching

"Classnotes"

"Handout on Segregation and Rheology"

Graduate-level class -- Granular flows (January - February 2013):

Lecture 1: Introduction -- the particle

"Classnotes"

no handout this lecture ...

Lecture 2: Contact forces

"Classnotes"

"Handout on Hertzian contacts"

Lecture 3: Statics of granular media

"Classnotes"

"Handout on the Janssen silo"

Lecture 4: Flow regimes -- quasi-static flow

"Classnotes"

"Handout on Mohr's circle"

Lecture 5: Flow regimes -- granular gases

"Classnotes"

no handout this lecture ...

Lecture 6: Flow regimes -- granular liquid

"Classnotes"

"Handout on Bagnold's velocity profile"

Lecture 7: Segregation and Mixing

"Classnotes"

no handout this week, we have a lab tour!

Lecture 8: Geomorphology

"Classnotes"

no handout this week, we have some videos from the field!

 
Dr. Nathalie Maria Vriend
NERC Postdoctoral Fellow in DAMTP at the University of Cambridge
PhD (2010) in Mechanical Engineering and Geophysics at the California Institute of Technology
 
Teaching page, nmvriend@alumni.caltech.edu