Viscoplastic Fluids:

From Theory to Application

November 6-10, 2011

Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil


After Banff, Monte Veritá and Cyprus, the 4th Workshop “Viscoplastic Fluids: From Theory to Application” will be held in Marina Palace Hotel, Leblon beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in November 2011.

The objective of the workshop is to bring together the leading researchers in the field of viscoplastic fluids, across several disciplines, to foster awareness and the cross-disciplinary transfer of ideas.

Scientific Programme

The topics that will be discussed in this edition of the workshop are:

Phenomenology of yielding

Mathematical modelling

Numerical modelling

Time-dependent fluids

Fluid mechanics

Industrial applications: concrete, slurries, petroleum, cosmetics, food, geophysical flows, flows of biological fluids, etc.

The workshop is sponsored by the Brazilian Society of Rheology (SBR,, and by  the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). The workshop will have a single technical session, with four invited lectures.