Event: Ercoftac SIG44-42

European Research Community On Flow, Turbulence And Combustion

SIG 44 and 42

Multiscale-forced Turbulent Flows: fundamentals and applications

Civil and Structural Engineering Department

University of Sheffield

7th and 8th September 2015

(Online streaming link of the event here)

This workshop will be held at the Civil and Structural Engineering Department, University of Sheffield, on the 7th and 8th September 2015. The workshop is aimed at disseminating recent advances on the physics generated by multi-scale obstacles in turbulent flows.

The list of topics includes, but is not limited to:
  1. Fractal flows in the context of civil aero- and hydrodynamics.
  2. Fundamental aspects of multiscale-generated turbulent flows.
  3. Numerical strategies for multiscale-generated turbulent flows.
  4. Fractal flows for enhanced mixing.
  5. Fractal grids and fractal orifices.

Keynote speakers:

Charles Meneveau
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA

J.C. Vassilicos 
Imperial College London, UK

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We acknowledge the contribution of EPSRC and the Civil and Structural Engineering Department. Their contribution is part of the scientific dissemination activities of the Grant "Quantification of the influence of geometry on the flow developed over and through fractal and non-fractal groups of obstacles". ( EP/L026457/1). Recent outputs in fractal-forced turbulence developed as part of this grant and at the University of Sheffield, within the SFMG, will be presented in the workshop.

The event is sponsored by ERCOFTAC

Organizers and contacts:

Wernher Brevis, SFMG, University of Sheffield (w.brevis@sheffield.ac.uk)
Franck Nicolleau, SFMG, University of Sheffield (F.Nicolleau@Sheffield.ac.uk)