Sean McNamara - Publications by Year


  1. D. Imbert, S.McNamara, ``Fictitious domain method for acoustic waves through a granular suspension of movable rigid spheres,'' J Comp Phys 280 676-691 (2015)


  1. A. Le Bouil, A. Amon, S. McNamara, J. Crassous, ``Emergence of cooperativity in plasticity of soft glassy materials,'' Phys Rev Lett 112 246001 (2014)
  2. F. Alonso-Marroquin, S. McNamara, ``Generalized formulation of the interaction between two soft spheres,'' Eur Phys J Special Topics 223 2227 (2014)
  3. D. Imbert, S. McNamara, ``Fictitious domain method to model a movable rigid body in a sound wave,'' Journal of Numerical Mathematics 20 267-286 (2013)
  4. S. McNamara, ``Stress partition analysis of granular materials,'' Granular Matter 15 251-262 (2013)
  5. S. McNamara, ``The onset of inelastic collapse in a one-dimensional granular gas'' Granular Matter 14 121 (2012)
  6. P. Richard, S. McNamara, and M. Tankeo, ``Relevance of numerical simulations to booming sand,'' Phys Rev E 85 010301 (2012).
  7. P. Welker and S. McNamara, ``Precursors of failure and weakening in a biaxial test,'' Granular Matter 13 93-105 (2011).


  1. S. McNamara, P. Richard, S. Kiesgen de Richter, G. Le Caer, and R. Delannay, ``Measurement of Granular Entropy,'' Phys Rev E 80 031301 (2009).
  2. P. Welker and S. McNamara, ``What triggers failure in frictional granular assemblies,'' Phys Rev E 79 061305 (2009).
  3. S. McNamara, R. García-Rojo, and H.J. Herrmann, ``Microscopic origin of granular ratcheting,'' Phys Rev E 77 031304 (2008).
  4. M. Strauss, S. McNamara, H.J. Herrmann, ``Plug Conveying in a Horizontal Tube'' Granular Matter 9 35 (2007).
  5. S. McNamara and H.J. Herrmann, ``Quasi-rigidity: some uniqueness issues,'' Phys Rev E 74 061303 (2006).
  6. S. McNamara, R. García-Rojo, and H.J. Herrmann, ``Indeterminacy and the onset of motion in a simple granular packing,'' Phys Rev E 72 021304 (2005).
  7. M. Strauss, S. McNamara, H.J. Herrmann, G. Niederreiter, and K. Sommer, ``Plug Conveying in a Vertical Tube'' Powder Technology 162 16 (2005).
  8. S. McNamara and E. Falcon, ``Simulations of vibrated granular medium with impact-velocity-dependent restitution coefficient,'' Phys. Rev. E 71 031302 (2005).
  9. M. Wackenhut and S. McNamara, ``Shearing behavior of polydisperse media,'' Eur. J. Phys. E 17 237 (2005).


  1. S. McNamara, R. García-Rojo, and H.J. Herrmann, ``The stress-strain curve of cyclic loading: microscopic, analytical results'' Powders & Grains 2005 (Balkema: Rotterdam) 295 (2005).
  2. S. McNamara and H.J. Herrmann, ``Measurement of Indeterminacy in Packings of Perfectly Rigid Disks'' Phys Rev E 70 061303 (2004).
  3. G. Tardos, S. McNamara, and I. Talu, ``Slow and intermediate flow of a frictional bulk powder in the Couette geometry'' Powder Technology 131 23 (2003).
  4. M. Mareschal and S. McNamara, ``Lyapunov hydrodynamics in the dilute limit'' Physica D 187 311 (2004).
  5. S. McNamara and E. Falcon, ``Vibrated Granular Media as experimentally realizable Granular Gases'', in Granular Gas Dynamics, T. Pöschel and N. Brilliantov, eds. Springer (2003).
  6. E. Flekkøy, S. McNamara, K.J. Måløy and Damien Gendron, ``Structure formation and instability in a tube of sand,'' Phys. Rev. Lett. 87 134302 (2001).
  7. S. McNamara and M. Mareschal, ``On the origin of the hydrodynamic Lyapunov modes'' Physical Rev E 64 051103 (2001).
  8. S. McNamara and M. Mareschal, ``The Lyapunov Specturm of granular gases'' Phys Rev E 63 061306 (2001).
  9. S. Aumaître, S. Fauve, S. McNamara and P. Poggi, ``Power injected in dissipative systems and the fluctuation theorem,'' European Phys. J. B 19 449 (2001).
  10. S. McNamara, J. Koplik, and J. Banavar, ``Simulations of Surfact-Enhanced Spreading,'' in International Conference on Computational Science 2001, V.N. Alexandrov, J.J. Dongarra, C.J.K. Tan, editors, (Springer-Verlag).
  11. S. McNamara, E. Flekkøy, and K.J. Måløy ``Grains and gas flow: Molecular dynamics with hydrodynamic interactions,'' Phys. Rev. E 61 4054 (2000).
  12. S. McNamara and S. Luding, ``A simple method to mix granular materials,'' in IUTAM Symposium Segregation in Granular Flows, edited by A.D. Rosato and D.L. Blackmore (2000).


  1. S. McNamara and S. Luding, ``Energy flows in vibrated granular media,'' Physical Review E 58 813 (1998).
  2. S. Luding, M. Huthmann, S. McNamara and A. Zippelius, ``Homogeneous cooling of rough dissipative particles: Theory and simulations,'' Physical Review E 58, 3416 (1998).
  3. S. McNamara and S. Luding, ``Energy nonequipartition in systems of inelastic, rough spheres,'' Physical Review E 58 2247 (1998).
  4. S. Luding and S. McNamara, ``How to handle inelastic collapse of a dissipative hard-sphere gas with the TC model,'' Granular Matter 1, 111 (1998).
  5. S. McNamara and J.L. Barrat, ``Energy flux into a fluidized granular medium at a vibrating wall,'' Physical Review E 55 7767 (1997).
  6. S. McNamara and W.R. Young, ``On the dynamics of a freely cooling two dimensional granular medium,'' Physical Review E 53 5089 (1995).


  1. S. McNamara, ``A periodic orbit expansion of the Lorenz system,'' Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute Technical Report WHOI-94-12 (1993).
  2. S. McNamara and W.R. Young, ``Inelastic collapse in two dimensions,'' Physical Review E 50, R28 (1994).
  3. S. McNamara, ``Hydrodynamic Modes of a uniform granular medium,'' Physics of Fluids A 5, 3056 (1993).
  4. S. McNamara and W.R. Young, ``Kinetics of a one-dimensional granular medium in the quasielastic limit,'' Physics of Fluids A 5 34 (1993).
  5. S. McNamara and W.R. Young, ``Inelastic collapse and clumping in a one dimensional granular medium,'' Physics of Fluids A 4, 496 (1992).
  6. D.J. Stevenson and S. McNamara, ``Background heat flow on hotspot planets: Io and Venus,'' Geophysical Research Letters 15 1455 (1988).

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