ERCOFTAC Newsletter No 25 - July 2022
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July 2022 
Chairperson's Address

Dear colleagues and members:
As a research community we need to have communication channels for disseminating our work and activities. To this end, ERCOFTAC provides its community with a growing digital presence including its website, social media channels, the Knowledge Base Wiki, and this newsletter. Moreover, conferences, workshops, summer schools and courses are organized and supported, and best practice guidelines and the ERCOFTAC bulletin are printed, but also electronically distributed.

Another impactful way of communicating our research is through peer-reviewed publications. To this end, ERCOFTAC maintains a long-lasting relationship with the Flow, Turbulence and Combustion (FTaC) journal that is published by Springer in association with ERCOFTAC.
In 1998, ERCOFTAC and the publisher Kluwer (now part of Springer) agreed to redirect the existing journal Applied Scientific Research from reporting general research results to one that focuses on research ERCOFTAC is committed to. The name of the journal was changed to reflect this and ERCOFTAC set the new aims and scope, and its members formed the first editorial board.

Still today, many members of the board, authors and reviewers are affiliated with ERCOFTAC. Further, special issues of our conferences ETMM and DLES are published there. It may be good to recall that this journal welcomes the wide range of topics our community covers. What you may already know is that ground-breaking ideas “that stand for themselves” can be published in “short communications.” But what was new to me is that the journal has expanded its offerings to include “topical collections”, i.e. virtual special issues that remain open for the addition of further papers fitting the topic. This seems like an ideal vehicle for our special interest groups and the work related to them.
Regarding social media, we have recently launched a “Spotlight on Women of ERCOFTAC.” Here, an interesting link is that the latest spotlight features our SPC Deputy Chairperson, Maria Vittoria Salvetti, who also serves on the editorial board of FTaC. (Follow us to read more on our Linkedin and Twitter profiles.) Thank you all for your contributions to our community and I hope to see you in one of our future events or read about your work in FTaC!
Best regards,

Prof. Dominic von Terzi,
Chairperson of ERCOFTAC

Call for nominations - 17th Da Vinci Competition

The ERCOFTAC da Vinci Prize for young researchers is awarded annually in recognition of an excellent PhD thesis in fundamental or applied fluid dynamics and outstanding scientific contributions with engineering relevance. The winner of the 17th da Vinci Competition will be chosen from five finalists during the ERCOFTAC Autumn Festival on 6 October 2022 in Lyon.

Call for Nominations - 17th ERCOFTAC Da Vinci Competition 2022 
Deadline for submission of nominations: 15th July 2022


  • 15th July 2022 - Deadline for Submission of nominations: PC coordinators send the selected 3 research summaries (PDF) to the SPC Chairman:
  • 5th September 2022 - Participants will be informed about the jury vote and finalists will be given instructions on their presentations and travel arrangements
  • 22nd September 2022 - Finalists are requested to hand in a hardcopy of their PhD thesis to be received by the SPC two weeks before the finals
  • 6th October 2022 - Finals of the 17th da Vinci Competition in Lyon

Who will you nominate?

(Picture: 15th da Vinci winner, Pedro M. de Oliveira)

Find out how to nominate
ERCOFTAC Autumn Festival 2022 & 17th Da Vinci Competition
Save the date for the ERCOFTAC Autumn Festival and 17th Da Vinci Competition
When: 6th - 7th October 2022
Where: Ecole Centrale de Lyon, 36 Av. Guy de Collongue, 69134 Écully
Skylab, Conference-room Co-Design
Organiser: Pilot Centre Henri Bénard/LMFA/Ecole Centrale de Lyon
Save the date - find out more here

CFD for Dispersed Multi-Phase Flows 2022 with Problem Shooting Session

CFD for Dispersed Multi-Phase Flows is back for 2022 with the Problem Shooting Session

10th - 11th October 2022
hosted by ERCOFTAC Henri Bénard Pilot Centre

Main lecturers:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Sommerfeld, Multiphase Flow Systems, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany
Prof. Dr. Olivier Simonin, Institut de Mécanique des Fluides de Toulouse(IMFT) Toulouse, France
Dr.-Ing. Martin Wörner, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany

Local lecturers:
Prof. Dr. Mikhael Gorokhovski, LMFA, Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France
Prof. Dr. Lionel Soulhac, LMFA, INSA de Lyon, France

Deadline for registration: 15th August 2022

Registration: ERCOFTAC CADO:
Registration Fees (a reduction of 50€ applies to ERCOFTAC members):
  • Industry: 650€
  • Academia: 450€ PhD
  • Students: 300€
Each delegate will receive a free copy of the book BPG CFD for Dispersed Multiphase Flows, lunches and coffee breaks are included. Please note, course fees do NOT include accommodation.
Find out more
New! - Spotlight on the Women of ERCOFTAC
We’re pleased to launch a new series highlighting the work and achievements of women in ERCOFTAC.

This new series kicks off with an interview with Dr Marta Cianferra, Università degli Studi di Trieste. Marta is a Co-ordinator of our Special Interest Group 5 - Environmental Fluid Mechanics.

Marta’s research focuses on numerical modelling for hydroacoustics (flow generated noise) and multiphase flows. Find out more in our profile of Marta.

(You can also read the latest interview with our Deputy Chairperson, Maria Vittoria Salvetti, on our Linkedin and Twitter profiles.)
Read more here
Mathematical Fluid Mechanics with a workshop for women in MFM
Mathematical Fluid Mechanics in 2022
22nd - 26th August 2022
The Institute of Mathematics, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic

The aim of the conference is to bring together renowned specialists in the analytical and numerical fields of mathematical fluid mechanics.

Chaired by Sarka Necasova, 
within the conference, there will be a workshop for women in MFM.
Find out more here

ERCOFTAC symposium on Engineering, Turbulence, Modelling and Measurements (ETMM14)

Barcelona, Spain
6th - 8th September 2023

Keynote Speakers

Get ready for a fantastic line-up of experts and leaders on experimental and computational techniques..

o    Prof. Paola Cinnella - Sorbonne University, France 
o    Dr. Benedetta Franzelli - Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), France 
o    Prof. Johan Larsson - University of Maryland, USA 
o    Prof. Ivan Marusic - University of Melbourne, Australia 
o    Prof. Franc Nicoud - Université de Montpellier, France 
o    Prof. Alfredo Soldati - Technical University of Vienna, Austria 
o    Dr. Fernando Gispert - ITP Aero, Spain 

Important Dates

Deadlines for the conference are:

•    Mini-symposia proposal –  December 12, 2022 
•    Mini-symposia notification acceptance –  January  15, 2023 
•    Abstract submission –  February 20, 2023 
•    Abstract notification of acceptance  –  April 24, 2023 
•    Final manuscript submission – July 24, 2023 
•    Conference – September 6-8, 2023

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Environmental Fluid Mechanics: Turbulence and Fluid Mixing Workshop - dedicated to Jose Manuel Redondo

ERCOFTAC’s Environmental Fluid Mechanics: Turbulence and Fluid Mixing was particularly special as it was dedicated to Jose Manuel Redondo who passed away in 2020.

The conference took place 23rd - 24th May 2022, Laboratoire de Mécanique des Fluides de Lille
Université de Lille.

One of the organiser’s Andrew Nowakowski told us: 

"The workshop was focused on the potential applications of emerging fractal approaches and other field reconstruction methods to environmental fluid mechanics. The meeting was dedicated to Jose Manuel Redondo who passed away in 2020. He was involved in many ERCOFTAC SIG activities and therefore his friends and colleagues came not only to present interesting interdisciplinary topics related to turbulence and vortex formation but also to share nice memories of him as a friend and collaborator."

What a fitting tribute.
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DLES13 2022 - Early Registration by 31st July 2022 

DLES13 2022 -  Direct and Large Eddy Simulation 
26th - 29th October 2022
Udine, Italy

The goal of the workshop is to establish a state-of-the-art of DNS, LES and related techniques for the computation and modelling of turbulent and transitional flows.

Discount for ERCOFTAC Members! 

€50 discount for early registration. Deadline: 31st July 2022

Late registration date: 30th September 2022

Click the link below for the key dates for your diary.👇

Check out key dates here
16th Spheric International Workshop

The 16th Spheric International Workshop (6th to 9th June) was a great success in Italy. Here are some photos to give you a flavour of the event including the training day.

Click the link below to follow us on Linkedin for more updates.👇

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Young ERCOFTAC Montestigliano School
Must-attend event for graduate students from 22nd to 29th October 2022
Why attend ERCOFTAC Montestigliano School? 

It is an interactive event for young scientists covering a specific multi-disciplinary and modern topic in fluid mechanics.

The key benefit is that students collaborate intensively during a full week in small groups under the guidance of a world-leading expert in a specialized topic.

Thanks to the organisers: 
  • Peter Schmid (Imperial College London),
  • Shervin Bagheri (KTH),
  • Taraneh Sayadi (Sorbonne University)

Deadline for applications to be confirmed. Follow us on Linkedin and Twitter to find out more. 
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ECCOMAS June 2022 
ERCOFTAC members and SPC Deputy Chairperson, Maria Vittoria Salvetti are enjoying participating at the ECCOMAS Conference (European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering) in Oslo. 

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Did you know ERCOFTAC offers Individual Memberships?
ERCOFTAC now offers Individual Membership for those engaged in research on Flow, Turbulence and Combustion who can demonstrate that they are furthering the objectives of the Association, but who cannot join ERCOFTAC as an organisation.

Fee structure: 

EUR 100 - per year basic rate (no bulletin)
EUR 160 - per year w/ digital bulletin

Email for more information. 

We look forward to welcoming new members. Spread the word with any contacts you think would benefit from joining as an individual.
Find out more here
Joint ERCOFTAC  /EU-CTFF European Drag Reduction & Flow Control Meeting – EDRFCM 2022 

Registration for European Drag Reduction and Flow Control Meeting 2022 is now open.

ERCOFTAC Special Interest Group (SIG 20) Drag Reduction and Flow Control and EU H2020 MSCA-RISE Control of Turbulent Friction Force (CTFF) programme together with the Laboratoire Modélisation Mathématique et Numériqueare are pleased to announce the next European Drag Reduction and Flow Control Meeting.

6th - 9th September 2022

Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, Paris, France

•    ERCOFTAC Member Registration - €270.00
•    Non-Member Registration - €320.00
•    Conference Dinner for Accompanying Guests - €70.00

The registration fee includes lunch, coffee and tea over the 4-day meeting and a Book of Abstract. It also includes tickets to a banquet and an excursion to Musée des Arts et Métiers. Attendants from the following institutions/departments can register at the discounted rate for ERCOFTAC Members. Others must register at the Non-Member rate.

Recommended hotels and bed & breakfast near the venue are shown on the website. Please contact the hotel of your choice directly. Early booking is highly recommended.
VISA: Please contact if you need an invitation letter for visa application.


Click here for further details

XXV Fluid Mechanics Conference (KKMP2022)

XXV Fluid Mechanics Conference (KKMP2022)
7th - 9th September 2022
Rzeszow University of Technology, Poland

The Fluid Mechanics Conference is one of the premier events bringing together peoples from academia, universities, and research centres to present and discuss in a friendly atmosphere the advances in research, development and manufacturing.

The goal of this conference is to provide a forum for the exposure and exchange of ideas, methods and results in fluid mechanics domain.
Find out more here

Understanding and Predicting Hydrogen Combustion


Wednesday, 30th November 2022 – Friday, 2nd December 2022

Barcelona Supercomputing Centre, BSC Auditorium (S1-2-1)
Plaça Eusebi Güell, 1-3, 08034 Barcelona, Spain

This training course brings together Centre of Excellence in Combustion (CoEC) researchers and external speakers to discuss the challenges and opportunities for the utilization of hydrogen in practical applications. The course includes lectures, open sessions and hands on activities.

The training will be divided into 3 parts:

- Introduction to the hydrogen economy, production and storage.
- Theory and fundamentals of H2 combustion.
- Numerical methods and tools for post-processing and analysis.
Learn more
ERCOFTAC EVENTS 2022 to 2023

Check out the varied line-up of events in 2022 and dates for your diary for 2023.

CADO support is available for all courses and workshops. 

ERCOFTAC CADO is able to provide support to course and workshop Co-ordinators, including registration and attendee liaison, advertising, lecture note printing and electronic distribution, and co-ordination with local facilities. 

Planning an event? If you would like support and help with promoting your event, please contact
Osborne Reynolds Day 2022 
Date: Friday 1st July 2022
Location: The University of Manchester, UK
Organisers: Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering at Manchester University

Mathematical Fluid Dynamics
Date: 22th to 26th August 2022
Location: The Institute of Mathematics, Czech Academy of Sciences Prague, Czech Republic 
Organisers: T. Bodnár, G.P. Galdi, O. Kreml, V. Mácha, Š.Nečasová

Modelling Fluid Flow (CMFF'22)
Date: 30th to 2nd September 2022
Location: Budapest
Organisers: PC Alpe Danube Adria
Coordinator: Dr. Gergely Kristof, Department of Fluid Mechanics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Technology and Economics, Budapest, Hungary of Mechanical Engineering, University of Technology and Economics, Budapest, Hungary

2nd International Workshop On Flow-Induced Blood Damage in Rotating Systems (BDW2022)
Date: Changed to 1st - 2nd September 2022 
Location: University of Rostock, Institute of Turbomachinery, Albert-Einstein Str. 2, 18059 Rostock, Germany
Organisers: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank-Hendrik Wurm, Dr.-Ing. Benjamin Torner, Institute of Turbomachinery, University of Rostock, Germany

European Drag Reduction and Flow Control Meeting – EDRFCM 2022 ​
Date: Postponed to 6th - 9th September 2022
Location: Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, Paris, France
Organisers: Iraj Mortazavi, Laboratoire Modélisation Mathématique et Numérique,
Kwing-So Choi, University of Nottingham,

XXV Fluid Mechanics Conference (KKMP2022)
Date: 7th - 9th September 2022
Location: Rzeszow University of Technology, Poland
Organiser: PC Poland Coordinator: Prof Anna Kucaba - Piętal, Rzeszow University of Technology, Poland

ERCOFTAC Autumn Festival and 17th Da Vinci Competition
Date: 6th - 7th October 2022
Location: Ampere Museum, Poleymieux-au-Mont-d'Or, close to Lyon, France
Organiser: PC France Henri Benard

CFD for Dispersed Multi-Phase Flows 2022 with Problem Shooting Session
Date:10th to 11th October 2022
Location: Ecole Centrale de Lyon
Organisers: hosted by ERCOFTAC Henri Bénard Pilot Centre

Young ERCOFTAC Montestigliano Spring School for Graduate Students
Date: 22nd to 29th October 2022
Location: Montestigliano, Italy
Organisers: Peter Schmid (Imperial College London), Shervin Bagheri (KTH), Taraneh Sayadi (Sorbonne University)

ERCOFTAC Workshop: DLES13 Direct and Large Eddy Simulation
Date: 26th to 29th October 2022
Location: Udine, Italy
Organisers: ERCOFTAC

4th International Seminar on Non-Ideal Compressible Fluid Dynamics (NICFD2022)
Date: 3rd to 4th November 2022
Location: City, University of London
Organisers: SIG49

Understanding and Predicting Hydrogen Combustion
Date: 30th November to 2nd December 2022
Location:Barcelona Supercomputing Centre

3rd High Fidelity Industrial LES/DNS Symposium
Date: 14th to 16th December 2022
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Supported by the EU Horizon 2020 HiFi-TURB project

8th International Workshop on Turbulent Combustion of Sprays (TCS8)
Date: 22nd January 2023
Location: Luxor, Egypt
Organisers: SIG28

ERCOFTAC Symposium on “Multiphysics critical flow dynamics involving moving/ deformable structures with design applications”
Date: 7-8-9 June 2023
Location: Toulouse, France
Organisers: Dr. Marianna Braza (IMFT- France), Prof. Ian Eames, (University College London -  UK), Prof. Yannick Hoarau (University of Strasbourg - France)

ERCOFTAC Symposium on Engineering, Turbulence, Modelling and Measurements (ETMM14)
Date: 6th to 8th September 2023
Location: Barcelona, Spain

Keep track of our events >
ERCOFTAC Knowledge Base Wiki
The ERCOFTAC Knowledge Base (KB) Wiki is widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost repository of structured knowledge and advice, designed to underpin quality and trust in the industrial and academic application of computational fluid dynamics (CFD). Presently, it contains 89 test cases which are all freely accessible.

The KB contains test cases for 2 types of flows: (i) Application Challenges (AC’s) for flows close to those occurring in practice in various Application Areas and  (ii)  Underlying Flow Regimes (UFRs) representing more generic flows. For each type, one example is given below.

Streamlines, experiments and RSM results
Burner Configuration (top image)
U-velocity profiles (lower image)

Contributor: Frederic Archambeau
EDF - R&D Division

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Contributor: Stefan Hohmann
MTU Aero Engines
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Recently, the new Application Area BIOMEDICAL FLOWS has been added to the KB and contains so far 3 Application Challenges in the areas of respiratory flows and hemodynamics. Further test cases will be added, also in other Biomedical Flows sectors and potential contributors are invited to contact the KB editor W. Rodi (

Would you like to contribute?
Contact the Knowledge Base editor W. Rodi (

Want to place an advert?
The WIKI content and management are made freely available thanks to the generous support of our sponsors. The knowledge base is often accessed, so if you are interested in sponsoring the Wiki by placing ads on its front pages, contact

Check out the Knowledge Base Wiki >
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Join the conversation on Twitter by following @ERCOFTAC and share with your network. Our account can be accessed here

Connect with ERCOFTAC on Linkedin
Thanks to those of you who have connected with the ERCOFTAC LinkedIn page already - it's great to see our community growing. If you haven't already, you can connect with us via the link below. 

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New ERCOFTAC Bulletin - No 129 is out now!

Bulletin 129, December 2021

Table of Contents:
16th ERCOFTAC Da Vinci Competition

Ricardo Constante Amores wins 16th ERCOFTAC Da Vinci Price
S. Hickel

Nonlinear Dynamics in Transitional Wall-bounded Flows
M. Beneitez

Three-dimensional Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulations of Complex Multiphase Flows with Surfactants
C. Ricardo Constante-Amores

Detection of Intense Events in Wall-Bounded Turbulence
M. P. Encinar

Droplet Impact and Contact Angle Dynamics on Solid Surfaces and Textiles
M. A. Quetzeri-Santiago

High Temperature Turbulence Coupling of Radiative and Convective Heat Transfer in Turbulent Flows
S. Silvestri

Workshop and Summer School Reports

15th SPHERIC International Workshop
A. Tafuni

Summer School and Workshop Prague-Sum 2021 ”Fluids under Control”
T. Bodnar

Report on the HemPhys2 School
M. Abkarian, S. Mendez and F. Nicoud

Pilot Centre Reports

Report on the Nordic Pilot Centre
S. Wallin and A. Hanifi

If you missed it, you can catchup with Bulletin No 128

Find out more >
ERCOFTAC's Best Practice Guidelines
All books from the series ERCOFTAC Best Practice Guidelines: Industrial Computational Fluid Dynamics of Single-Phase FlowsComputational Fluid Dynamics of Dispersed Multi-Phase FlowsComputational Fluid Dynamics of Turbulent Combustion are now also available to purchase as an electronic version.

The aim of this Best Practice Guide (BPG) is to provide guidelines to CFD users in a wide range of application areas where combustion is an essential process. Since the first edition published in 2015, the interest in numerical modeling of the emission of particulate material formed in flames is continuously growing. For this reason, this second edition includes a new Chapter on the modeling of sooting flames.
You can order a copy of one of the ERCOFTAC Best Practice Guidelines Books here.

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Publications Recap
Homogeneous Turbulence Dynamics
Second Edition
This book provides state-of-the-art results and theories in homogeneous turbulence, including anisotropy and compressibility effects with extension to quantum turbulence, magneto-hydrodynamic turbulence  and turbulence in non-newtonian fluids. Each chapter is devoted to a given type of interaction (strain, rotation, shear, etc.), and presents and compares experimental data, numerical results, analysis of the Reynolds stress budget equations and advanced multipoint spectral theories. 

The role of both linear and non-linear mechanisms is emphasized. The link between the statistical properties and the dynamics of coherent structures is also addressed. Despite its restriction to homogeneous turbulence, the book is of interest to all people working in turbulence, since the basic physical mechanisms which are present in all turbulent flows are explained. The reader will find a unified presentation of the results and a clear presentation of existing controversies. Special attention is given to bridge the results obtained in different research communities. Mathematical tools and advanced physical models are detailed in dedicated chapters.
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Flow, Turbulence and Combustion Journal
An international Journal published in association with ERCOFTAC
2020 Impact Factor: 2.305

Editors-in- Chief:
Prof. Michael Leschziner,   Imperial College London, UK
Prof.  Andreas M. Kempf, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

FTaC provides a forum with global reach for the publication of original and innovative research results that contribute to the solution of fundamental and applied problems encountered in single-phase, multi-phase and reacting flows, both in idealized and real systems. This includes topics in fluid dynamics, scalar transport, multi-physics interactions and flow/turbulence control. Contributions may report research that falls within the broad spectrum of analytical, computational and experimental methods, including research pursued in academia and industry. The emphasis is on originality, timeliness, quality and thematic fit. Relevance to real-world problems and industrial applications will be regarded as strengths.
In addition to contributed articles, FTaC publishes invited position papers reviewing specific subject areas, special issues arising from major ERCOFTAC conferences, notably ETMM and DLES, and also theme issues, such as CFD for Health and Drag Reduction, which have recently been published. Both the Editor-in- Chief of FTaC and the Scientific Programme Committee of ERCOFTAC wish to see more contributions channelled from ERCOFTAC sources to FTaC via SIGs. Such contributions – in the form of high-quality technical papers within the scope of FTaC – will serve to strengthen the link between ERCOFTAC and FTaC.

The latest volumes are below: 

ERCOFTAC - Volume 108, January - April 2022

ERCOFTAC - Volume 109, June 2022

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We've already mentioned that we now offer Individual Memberships, but you can also join as an organisation - either research or industrial. 

ERCOFTAC is an International Association, aimed at promoting science-based engineering in all areas related to Flow, Turbulence And Combustion (FTAC). It was created in 1988 and has developed into a leading professional organization strengthening and supporting the FTAC community.

Why join our community?

Here are just a few reasons...

- ERCOFTAC is the leading global network for those engaged in activities involving Flow, Turbulence and Combustion - either in academia or industry.

- Substantial reductions on registration fees for courses and events with leading speakers - organised or sponsored by ERCOFTAC.

- Apply for scholarship funding for young researchers to participate in activities organised or sponsored by ERCOFTAC.

- Reduced subscription rate for the Journal of Flow Turbulence and Combustion.

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