Dr. Brian Tighe

I use theoretical and numerical methods to study the rheology of amorphous solids and complex fluids, including foams, emulsions, colloidal suspensions, and granular media.

I am particularly interested in solids that are barely rigid, flows that easily arrest, and the (un)jamming transition between these marginal states.

Please visit my personal homepage for more information.





Work Address: 
Delft University of Technology Process & Energy Laboratory Leeghwaterstraat 39 2628 CB DELFT The Netherlands
b.p.tighe (at) tudelft.nl

Some recent publications:


"Dynamic critical scaling in damped random spring networks"
B.P. Tighe
Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 168303 (2012)

"Soft sphere packings at finite pressure but unstable to shear"
S. Dagois-Bohy, B.P. Tighe, J. Simon, S. Henkes, and M. van Hecke
Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 095703 (2012) 

"Relaxations and rheology near jamming"
B.P. Tighe
Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 158303 (2011)

"Model for the scaling of stresses and fluctuations in flows near jamming"
B.P. Tighe, E. Woldhuis, J.J.C. Remmers, W. van Saarloos, and M. van Hecke
Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 088303 (2010)

"Couette flow of two-dimensional foams"
G. Katgert, B.P. Tighe, M.E. Moebius, and M. van Hecke
EPL 90, 54002 (2010)

"The force network ensemble for granular packings"
B.P. Tighe, J.H. Snoeijer, T.J.H. Vlugt, and M. van Hecke
Soft Matter 6, 2908-2917 (2010)

"Entropy maximization in the force network ensemble for granular solids"
B.P. Tighe, A.R.T. van Eerd, and T.J.H. Vlugt
Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 238001 (2008)