The ERCOFTAC Bulletin

This is an informal communication platform where new scientific and engineering trends are published. The Bulletin is free to members in electronic and printed form.

Alternate issues of the Bulletin are devoted to a special scientific theme; these special issues provide a snapshot of the state-of-the-art of research in a particular FTAC domain.

The Bulletin contains news from the ERCOFTAC Association, reports from Pilot Centers and Special Interest Groups, and, an Agenda announcing activities such as workshops, training schools, conference and meetings.

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Bulletin 112

Introduction: The latest Theme issue (112, September 2017) is devoted to modelling & simulation in Oil & Gas industry. The issue contains six papers, which concerns some aspect of the key work carried out,...

14 Dec 2017

Bulletin 106

Bulletin 106 Transition Modelling Theme Issue on Transition Modelling E. Dick & W. Elsner The Role of Linear Perturbation Methods in Transition Prediction  M. w. Johnson ...

15 Jun 2016

Bulletin 104

Bulletin 104 Multi-phase Flows Introduction to Special Theme: Multiphase Flows O H M Rodr Viscous Oil-Water Pipe Flows:Flow Patterns, Pressure Gradient and Interfacial Wave Properties ...

15 Jun 2016

Bulletin 102

Bulletin 102 Design Optimization Introduction to Special Theme: Design Optimization K. Giannakoglou Optimization in Fluid Mechanics using Adjoint Methods and Evolutionary Algorithms ...

29 Oct 2014

Bulletin 100

Bulletin 100  Erosion Processes Introduction to Special Theme: Erosion Processes V Armenio Numerical Simulation of Coastal Flow And Sediment Transport Over Rippled Beds  G. A....

29 Oct 2014

Bulletin 98

 “Swirling Flows“ concerning rotation effects Synthesis on the activities of SIG 36 “Swirling Flows“ concerning rotation effects M. Braza and P. Bontoux Breakdown of the Swirling Wake Behind a Wind...

3 Jun 2014

Bulletin 96

 Reactive Flows and Combustion   A Stress-Strain Lag Eddy Viscosity Model for Variable Density Flow M. Assad R. Prosser, A. Revell and B. Sapaos Report on the 13th An Evolution Equation for Flame...

7 Jan 2014

Bulletin 94

Plasma Aerodynamics PLASMAERO European Project D. Caruana, C. Tropea, C. Hollenstein,J-P Boeuf, E. Moreau Surface Dielectric Barrier Discharge Plasma Actuators E. Moreau, A. Debien, N. BENARD, T. Jukes, R....

7 Jan 2014

Bulletin 92

Synthetic Turbulence Models Randomisation and Phase Coherence in Quasi-Homogeneous Turbulence, and Interactions C Cambon Manufactured Turbulence with Langevin Equations A. A. Mishra and D. Girimaji ...

7 Jan 2014

Bulletin 90

Aeroacoustics Direct Numerical Simulation of Airfoil Self-Noise R. D. Sandberg and L. E Jones Broadband Shock-Associated Noise in Screeching and Non-Screeching Underexpanded SUpersonic Jets B. André, T....

28 Mar 2012

Bulletin 88

Multipoint Turbulence Structure and Modelling Multipoint Turbulence Structure and Modelling C. Cambon Kolmogorov’s Theory: K41 or K62? W.C. McComb Interfaces in Turbulence and Implications for Advanced...

10 Feb 2012

Bulletin 86

Fluid Structure Interaction Editorial - Fluid Structure Interaction E. Longatte, M. Braza Immersed Stress Method for Solving Fluid-Structure Interaction E. Hachem, S. Feghali, T. Coupez A General...

19 Aug 2011

Bulletin 84

Bulletin 84 Fibre Suspension Flows Editorial - Fibre Suspension Flows F.Lundell and J. Hämäläinen DNS of Non-Spherical Particles in Turbulent Flows H.I. Andersson and L. Zhao Electrical...

20 Dec 2010

Bulletin 82

Bulletin 82 Dispersed Multiphase Flow Dispersed multiphase flow: From microscale to macroscale numerical modelling M Sommerfeld Direct numerical simulation of high Schmidt number mass transfer from air...

20 Aug 2010

Bulletin 80

Transition Modelling Editorial E Dick, W Elsner DNS of transition in turbomachinery J Wissink Laminar-turbulent transition in boundary layers on axial turbomachine blades G J Walker, J P Gostelow Turbulent...

5 May 2010

Bulletin 78

Environmental Fluid Mechanics Editorial B J Geurts LES for modelling the urban environment I P Castro, Z-T Xie LES based urban dispersal predictions for consequence management F Grinstein, R Bos, T Dey ...

5 May 2010

Bulletin 76

Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics Smoothed-particle hydrodynamics emerges in CFD mainstream D Violeau, N J Quinlan Exact kernel integration in smoothed particle hydrodynamics M Basa, N J Quinlan, M Lastiwka ...

5 May 2010

Bulletin 74

Laminar-Turbulent Transition Editorial A. Hanifi In-flight investigation on Tollmien-Schlichting waves and receptivity on laminar airfoils I Peltzer, W Nitsche, A Seitz, M Weismüller, C Tropea Receptivity...

5 May 2010

Bulletin 66

Design Optimisation Editorial R. Schilling, F. Menter Adjoint Flow Solvers for Aerodynamic Shape Optimization N.R. Gauger Design Optimization Tools Based on Evolutionary Algorithms, Computational Intelligence...

27 Aug 2009

Bulletin 68

Bio-Fluids Editorial A.A. van Steenhoven Biomechanics of Aquatic Micro-Organisms T.J. Pedley On the Geometry Dependence of the Nose Flow I. Hoerschler, W. Schr ö der Blood Flow Measurements in...

27 Aug 2009

Bulletin 70

Turbulence in Compressible Flows Editorial P. Comte Compressible Turbulence of supersonic Flows: Actions and Interactions J.-P. Dussauge Compressible Mixing Layers: Data Analysis and Modelling B. Aupoix, H....

27 Aug 2009

Bulletin 60

Numerical Simulation of Complex Atmospheric Boundary Layer Flows Problems T. Bodnar, K. Kozel, I. Sladek, Ph. Fraunie Formulation of Lagrangian Stochastic Models for Geophysical Turbulent Flows A. Maurizi, F....

27 Aug 2009

Bulletin 62

New Development in Numerical Methods for CFD Editorial Ch. Hirsch and D. Laurence Future Trends in the Industrial Practice on CFD A.G. Hutton Improved Numerical Methods for CFD Solutions on Unstructured...

27 Aug 2009

Bulletin 64

Reactive Flow Predictions and Validation Editorial A. Turan Criteria for Experimental Data of Turbulent Premixed Flames for Numerical Model Validation F. Dinkelacker Optimization of Global Reaction Mechanisms...

27 Aug 2009

Bulletin 58

Aeroacoustics Editorial B.J. Boersma Research in Aeroacoustics at the Centre Acoustique of Ecole Central de Lyon D. Juv é High Speed Jet Noise Suppression using Microjets A. Krothapalli, B. Greska ...

27 Aug 2009

Bulletin 56

Complex Flow Problems Editorial I.Eames, J.C.R.Hunt Using Wake Disappearance to Guide CFD of Tube Bundle Flows C. Mouline, J.C.R. Hunt, F.T.M. Nieuwstadt CFD and Complex Flows Through Multiple Bodies Ian...

27 Aug 2009

Bulletin 54

Transition Modelling Transpreturb - Thematic Network Activities 1998-2002 M. Savill, E. Dick, K. Hanjalic, P. Voke, F. Pittaluga Transition Modelling With an Intermittency Transport Equation K. Lodefier, E. Dick...

27 Aug 2009

Bulletin 50

Parallel Computing in CFD Efficient Parallel Preconditioning of Compact Finite Volume Solvers P. Angot and S. Kortas Parallelization of 3D Solver for Incompressible Flows in a Cylinder O. Bessunov, D. Foug...

27 Aug 2009

Bulletin 52

Fluid Dynamics Databases Databases for the 21st Century: Distibuted Information Base For Engineering and Environmental Fluid Dynamics P. R. Voke The FLOWNET Database Project M. Marini, J.-A. Desideri, F. Grasso...

27 Aug 2009

Bulletin 46

Eddy Structures Identification Recent Developments in Pattern Recognition Approaches for Eddy Identification G.A. Kopp, A. Arenas, J. Ferre-Gin é and F. Giralt Spectra and Eddy Structure J.C.R. Hunt and...

27 Aug 2009

Bulletin 48

Modern Simulation Strategies for Turbulent Flow A Review of Progress on Direct and Large-Eddy Simulation N.D. Sandham Deconvolution Methods for Subgrid-Scale Approximation in LES N.A. Adams, S. Stolz The...

27 Aug 2009

Bulletin 42

Experimental and Numerical Analysis of Turbomachinery Flows Selected Turbomachinery Research Topics at the Von Karman Institute T.J. Craft, H. Iacovides and B.E. Launder Validation Testing of CFD Techniques for...

27 Aug 2009

Bulletin 44

Turbulence Control Control of Turbulent Wall Flows J. Jim é nez, A. inelle and M. Uhlmann Drag Reduction Research at the University of Nottingham K.-S. Choi DNS of Bounded Flows with Manipulated Walls ...

27 Aug 2009

Bulletin 38

Turbulent Engine Combustion Optical Diagnostics in Gas Turbine Burners A. Arnold, R. Bombach, W. Hubschmid and B. K?ppeli Research on Turbulent Engine Combustion K. Boulouchos, B. Ineichen and M.K. Eberle ...

27 Aug 2009

Bulletin 40

Turbulence Closure Modelling Turbulence Modelling and Model Validation for Engineering Flows M.A. Leschziner, D. Drikakis, D.D. Apsley, B. Barakos, B. Batten, W.L. Chen and H. Loyau Turbulence Modelling at...

27 Aug 2009

Bulletin 34

Problems of Turbulence in Supersonic Flows: A European View Compressibility and Low-Rexnolds Modelings in k-e Calculations of Wall Bounded Shear Flows R. Arina and H. Guillard Compressibility Effect on the 2D and...

27 Aug 2009

Bulletin 36

Modelling of Dispersed Turbulent Two-phase Flows Lagrangian Scheme for Particle Tracking in Non-isotropic Turbulence A. Berlemont, Z. Chang and G. Gouesbet Efficient Stochastic-Probabilistic Modeling of Dilute...

27 Aug 2009

Bulletin 32

Transition and Turbulence in Flows Affected by Centrifugal and / or Coriolis Forces Rotation and Curvature Effects on Channel Flows P.H. Alfredsson Research at the LMFA on Turbulent and Transitional Flows...

27 Aug 2009

Bulletin 30

Particle Image Velocimetry The Need for Advanced Flow Measurement Techniques in Europe D. Kn ö rzer GARTEUR Activity on PIV: AD (AG19) Action Group on the Applicability of PIV to Large Scale Wind Tunnels M....

27 Aug 2009

Bulletin 28

Flow in Porous Media Local Porosity Theory for the Transition from Microscales to Macroscales in Porous Media R. Hilfer, B. Virgin and T. Rage Modelling of Transport Phenomena in Porous Media. The Discrete...

27 Aug 2009

Bulletin 26

Aerodynamics of Steady State Combustion Chambers and Furnaces Numerical Simulation of Low NOx Buerners: A practical Tool for Industrial Design P. Flamant Simultaneous Velocity and Temperature Measurements in a...

27 Aug 2009

Bulletin 24

Transition Transition Modelling for Turbomachinery Flows J. Coupland Modelling the Transition Region J.P. Gostelow Modelling the Transition: Experimental and Numerical Studies A. Goulas, N. Kyriakides and K....

27 Aug 2009

Bulletin 22

Large Eddy Simulations Introduction to Large Eddy-Simulation M. Lesieur Structure-Function-Based Models for Compressible Transitional Shear Flows P. Comte Dynamic Models M. Germano LES of Pipe Flow R....

27 Aug 2009

Bulletin 18

Parallel Computing in CFD Towards an Integrated Parallelization Concept in Computational Fluid Dynamics H. Friz and S. N ö lting Parallel Computations in France West Y. Lebret, M. Nabarra, L. vervisch, Y....

27 Aug 2009

Bulletin 20

Turbulent Combustion Modelling Mathematical Models of Combustion and their Experimental Validation D. Bradley A Review of Turbulent Combustion Modeling S. Candel, D. Veyante, F. Lacas, N. Darabiha, M. Baum and...

27 Aug 2009

Bulletin 16

Environmental Flows Atmospheric Boundary Layer Simulations with the Transient Turbulence and the Exchange Coefficient Methods: A Comparison J. Cuxart and P. Bougeault Large Eddy Simulations of Atmospheric Flows ...

27 Aug 2009

Bulletin 72

Wall Modelling in LES: Method Development and Application Editorial S. Jakirlic Atmospheric Boundary Layers over Rough Terrain M. Abouali, B. J. Geurts, A. Gieske Wall Models for LES of Separated Flows M....

27 Aug 2009

ERCOFTAC Bulletin - Celebrating 100th Edition

The ERCOFTAC Bulletin - Celebrating 100th Edition   Article from 100th Bulletin Edition , September 2014 two-phase_flow_modelling_for_sediment_transport.pdf The Bulletin is...

17 Jul 2009