15th Da Vinci Competition 2020

22nd April 2021

Due to Covid-19 pandemic the 15th Da Vinci competition final took place on the 22nd April 2021 during ERCOFTAC Spring Festival 2021
as an online Zoom meeting.


Pedro M. de Oliveira - winner of
15th Da Vinci Competition 2020

Winner 2020:

Pedro M. de Oliveira (University of Cambridge, Department of Engineering, UK)
"Ignition and propagation mechanisms of spray flames"

I​nterview with Pedro M. de Oliveira available here

Finalists 2020:

Garazi Gomez-de-Segura
Turbulent drag reduction by anisotropic permeable substrates

Giovanni Iacobello interview available here
Spatio-temporal analysis of wall-bounded turbulence: A multidisciplinary perspective via complex networks

Ben Torner
Investigation of the flow physics in a ventricular assist device under consideration of the influence of turbulence on the computation of blood damage

Markus Zauner
Direct numerical simulation and stability analysis of transonic flow around airfoils at moderate Reynolds numbers


SPC Chairman Prof S. Hickel presents the winner Pedro M. de Oliveira
in presence of the four finalists and ERCOFTAC representatives.


Date: ERCOFTAC Spring Festival 2021, 22nd - 23rd April 2021
Hosted by PC United Kingdom: University of Cambridge, Online Zoom meeting