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Colloquium on Immersed Boundary Methods

Current status and future research directions in the development and application of Immersed Boundary Methods


17-19 June 2013

Leiden, The Netherlands

Chair: Wim-Paul Breugem
Dr. ir. W.P. Breugem
University of Technology Delft, The Netherlands

Co-Chair: Roberto Verzicco
Prof. R.Verzicco
Universita di Roma,Tor Vergata, Italy


Invited Speakers

J.J. Derksen(University of Alberta, Canada)

T. Kempe(Technical University of Dresden, Germany)

R. Mittal(Johns Hopkins University, Maryland, USA)

Advisory Committee

A. Ferrante(University of Washington, Washington, USA)

J. Fröhlich(Technical University of Dresden, Germany)

B.J. Geurts(University of Twente / EindhovenUniversity of Technology,The Netherlands)

B.E. Griffith(New York University, New York City, USA)

G. Iaccarino(Stanford University, California, USA)

T. Kajishima(Osaka University, Japan)

B. Koren(Leiden University/ CWI, The Netherlands)

P.Koumoutsakos (ETH Zürich, Switzerland)

J.A.M. Kuipers(Eindhoven Universityof Technology, The Netherlands)

M.-C. Lai (NationalChiao Tung University,Taiwan)

E. Lamballais(University of Poitiers, France)

T.-W. Pan (University of Houston, Texas, USA)

M.Parlange (EPFL, Switzerland)

N.A.Patankar (Northwestern University, Illinois, USA)

S.Turek (Technische Universitaet Dortmund, Germany)

M. Uhlmann(Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)

R.W.C.P. Verstappen (University of Groningen,The Netherlands)

B. van Wachem(Imperial College London, UK)

Z. Yu (ZhejiangUniversity, Hangzhou, China)

Z.C. Zheng(University of Kansas, Kansas, USA)

Organizing Committee

B.J. Boersma (TU Delft,Netherlands)

W.-P. Breugem (TU Delft,Netherlands)

M.J.B.M.Pourquie (TU Delft, Netherlands)

R.Verzicco (University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy)

About the Colloquium

So-called Immersed Boundary Methods (IBM) are gaining an ever increasing
popularity in the CFD community. In these methods, an obstacle is
represented on a non-conforming  grid, often by adding extra momentum
sources in the momentum equations.  Ease of  application and economy in
use (especially important for LES and DNS of turbulent flows) are
reasons for using these methods.

This colloquium is a follow-up of the very successful Euromech/Ercoftac/Eccomas/KNAW colloquium 507 on Immersed Boundaries in 2009. Many open problems were observed at this colloquium, and many exciting developments have taken place since, for instance with respect to the application of IBM with higher order numerical methods, the application to ever larger scale problems, problems which require a very careful treatment of the boundaries, such as acoustic problems, and  the so-called grid-locking problem which is experienced by solid bodies moving moving over a fixed grid. This colloquium aims to address the new developments and applications since the last colloquium.