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Workshop and Course - Turbulence in Life, 8-14 June 2016, Neapolis,Vilanova i la Geltru, Spain



8th-14thJune    2016


Neapolis, Vilanova i la Geltru, Spain




The UPC at the Vilanova i la Geltru Campus and UPC- CIMNE at Castelldefels will host the ERCOFTAC international summer school on  Complex Environmental Turbulent Flows. This follows similar events organized in Vilanova, Madrid, Warsav, Prague, Volos and Barcelona since 1992. The main motivation for this 2016 Workshop and Summer School is to study in depth Turbulence in Non-Homogeneous, non-isotropic and non-stationary turbulence mostly affected by body forces, which is typical of Environmental Flows. Magnetic fields, Stratification and Rotation are fundamental processes affecting turbulence in industrial and environmental flows, for example to predict convective heat transport, pollutant diffusion and mixing. Reactions, Transporting Environmental Fluid Dynamics, direct and inverse cascades in turbulence at different scales will be discussed. The experimental part of the school and aseries of student presentations will be done at the ERCOFTAC PAN-EUROPEAN LABORATORY ON NON-HOMOGENEOUS TURBULENCE with a one day dedicated Laboratory and Harbour visit during the workshop/school.


3D and 2D Turbulence, Biophysical and Geophysical flows. Industrial, Oceanographic and Meteorological Applications.

Thermoelectric and Thermomagnetic Transport, Mixing and Dispersion, Propulsion. Pollution detection, control and prediction

Laboratory experiments in Industrial and Environmental flows, Bio-Physical Turbulence and complex flows, Open Foam simulations,…

Invited Lecturers(Organizers *) of the conference are:

P. Fraunié*, (MII, U.Toulon, France), H. Calmet (BSC, Barcelona, Spain)  L. Sorriso-Valvo  

(UPC, Manresa. EPSEVG, Vilanova, Spain), O.B. Mahjoub(UAE, Morroco), I. Sibgatullin*, M. Kurganski* (MSU, Obukhov Atm. I. Moscow,Russia), S. Strijhak (ISPRAS, Moscow, Russia). J.M. Sanchez  (BEROTZA, Pamplona, Spain). G. King (CSIC ICM).A. Carrillo ( U. Delaware, USA), V. Zeitlin* (ENS Paris), J. Tellez* (FLUMEN,UPC).

Participants, as well as scientists affiliated to the PELNoHT, ERCOFTAC related Special Interest Groups and to the XTDFTG international turbulence Network are invited to present their recent research in related topics. An Open Foam Turbulence Modelling 3 day course will also run on days 11-14 June

Main Lecturers and full data, please see attachment



The cost forthe conference is 50 Euros. A reduced fee of 30 Euro is available for students and ERCOFTAC members. This will cover  Lecture Materials, coffee breaks and the course reception. A selection of papers presented at the conference will be published at one of ERCOFTAC Journals: such as the Journal of Flow, Turbulence and Combustion (Kluwer). ERCOFTAC grants for young post doctoral or research students will be also available.


Travel and Accommodation

How to arrive to Castelldefells UPC Campus

*From the Airport:  Take the RENFE railwaytowards Barcelona SANTS, at EL PRAT change trains and take the southwardtrain  Line C2 towards Castelldefells

*From Highway C-32: Exit at Campus UPC towards near Castelldefells

*From Barcelona take RENFE Line C-2 and stop at Castelldefels, cross the bridge overC-32 in 500m you are at the UPC Campus and RESA residence and near C-3 building

Accommodationand Information

Student accommodation is available at the RESA residence in the UPC Campus of el  Baix Llobregat in Castelldefels.http/

There are  rooms available  for participants in Vilanova I la Geltru:

Hotel CAN GATELL   CAN GATELL INN **. 6-16, Puigcerdá street. Phone (+34) 938 930 117 

ResidenciaUPC: Rambla de l'Exposició 41  Tel: 93811 59 00

Theconference will start Wednesday 8 June at 10.00  and end on Tuesday 14  at noon.

There will be an “Ice Breaker”reception at the MOLI DE MAR at 20.00 on Thursday

Coffee/tea breaks will beserved between   10.30-11.00 and 17.00 –17.30

The Workshop BBQ party willtake place at the MOLI DE MAR

Large House near theLighthouse, in Vilanova the last day.