ERCOFTAC Conference

Modelling Fluid Flow (CMFF'22)

30th August - 2nd September 2022
Budapest, Hungary

Organiser: PC Alpe Danube Adria

Conference website:

CMFF is a historical international conference series, formerly known as Conference on Fluid Machinery, and held every fourth year in Budapest since 1959.

The recent focus of the conference is the coexistence of and collaboration between numerical flow simulation and physical flow modelling using advanced measurement methods.

The main thematic areas of the Conference Series are as follows:

  • Atmospheric Flows
  • Biomedical Flows
  • Chemical and Process Engineering
  • Combustion and Heat Transfer
  • Environment Protection Problems
  • External Aerodynamics
  • Flow Induced Noise
  • Fluid Power: Hydraulics and Pneumatics
  • Fluid-Solid Interaction
  • Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning
  • Internal Flows
  • Power Engineering
  • Turbomachinery
  • Vehicles

    Each thematic area covers research, development, design, new applications and equipment, case studies and future trends with particular emphasis on the use of CFD and advanced measurement methods.

    The deadline for abstract submission is10th January 2022for those who have been informed about the event through ERCOFTAC. During the abstract submission process, please include #ERCOFTAC in the list of keywords.

    You can find more information about the event on the conference website at

    The Conferences incorporate Keynote Lectures, Paper Sessions, and Workshops. For CMFF'22, the following Keynote Lecturers accepted our invitation for delivering a speech in the topics specified below:

    • C. Tropea, Institute for Fluid Mechanics and Aerodynamics, Technische University Darmstadt, Germany
      Optical Particle Measurements in Flows
    • M. Oshima, Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo, Japan
      Past, present, and new challenges for computational hemodynamics of cerebral circulation
    • M. Kaltenbacher, Institute of Fundamentals and Theory in Electrical Engineering, Division Vibro- and Aeroacoustics, Graz University of Technology, Austria
      State of Art and Challenges in Computational Aeroacoustics
    • V. Scherer, Institute of Energy Plant Technology, Ruhr-University, Bochum, Germany
      Simulation of reacting and moving granular assemblies with gas flow: status and challenges

    Links of the Conference Organizers to ERCOFTAC

    There are strong links between ERCOFTAC and the organizers of CMFF, outlined as follows.

    • The Organizer of CMFF is Department of Fluid Mechanics (DFM), Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Budapest University of Technology and Economics. DFM is a long-term ERCOFTAC institutional Research Member. The head of DFM, Prof. Janos VAD, is the chairman of the Local Organizing Committee of CMFF.
    • Professor Dominique THEVENIN is the Chairman of the International Scientific and Programme Committee of CMFF. The institution headed by Professor Thevenin is the Laboratory of Fluid Dynamics and Technical Flows; Otto-von-Guericke Universitat Magdeburg,Germany. The institution is a Co-Organizing Association of CMFF, as well as a long-term ERCOFTAC institutional Research Member. They have organized several summer-schools with ERCOFTAC support.
    • Under the coordination of Dr. Gergely KRISTOF, shared the coordination with other professors, DFM has been undertaking a substantial contribution to the activity of the ERCOFTAC Alpe Danube Adria Pilot Centre (ADA PC) since 2005. DFM regularly contributes to the technical programmes of these ERCOFTAC events.
    • Meetings of the aforementioned Pilot Centre were organized by DFM in Budapest in 2006, 2010, and 2013.
    • The 2009 ERCOFTAC ADA PC Spring Festival ,,Pantha Rei" was hosted by DFM in Budapest. The CMFF event held in that year (CMFF'09) was popularized among the ERCOFTAC representatives at the Festival.


    Conference History

    The success of CMFF'03 in 2003 (170 presenting authors from about 30 countries), coupled with the rapid development of fluid mechanics, encouraged the Conference Organizers to increase the frequency of the events to every third year. The subsequent events CMFF'06, CMFF'09, CMFF'12, and CMFF'15, held in 2006, 2009, 2012, 2015, as well as in 2018, maintained the level of participation and internationality of the previous conference.



    Application of CFD - techniques to fluid machinery
    R. Schilling; Department and Laboratory for Hydraulic Machinery and Equipment, University of Munich, Germany

    The challenge of modelling and simulating flow separation from continuous surfaces
    M.Leschziner; Department of Aeronautics, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, United Kingdom

    Development of fluid mechanics methods in the 20th century and their application to laminar and turbulent flow investigations
    F. Durst; Institute for Fluid Mechanics University of Erlangen, Germany

    Theodore Von Karman: A Global Life
    T.Frank; Department of American Studies Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary


    Modern turbomachinery component design
    R. A. Van den Braembussche; Turbomachinery and Propulsion Department von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Sint-Genesius-Rode, Belgium

    Modelling internal reacting flows
    D. Thevenin; Institut filr Stromungstechnik & Thermodynamik Otto-Von-Guericke Universitat Magdeburg, Germany

    Industrialdemands on flow modelling
    S.Bross; KSB AG, Frankenthal, Germany

    Ludwig Prandtl, life and work
    J. Zierep; Institute of Fluid Mechanics University of Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany


    Trends and challenges in modelling complex turbulent flows
    F. Menter; Scientific Coordination ANSYS Germany, Otterfing, Germany

    Advanced optical flow diagnostics for fluid mechanics
    L. David; Laboratoire d'Etudes Aerodynamiques University of Poitiers, Poitiers, France

    Large-scale simulations for turbine engine core noise
    D. Van Zante; Acoustics Branch, NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, USA

    Osborne Reynolds - the turbulent years
    B. E. Launder; School of MACE University of Manchester, Manchester, UK


    The role of LES in unsteady ground vehicle aerodynamics
    S.Krajnovic; Department of Applied Mechanics Chalmers University of Technology, Goteborg, Sweden

    The application of PIV to investigate turbulent flows
    J. Westerweel; Laboratory for Aero & Hydrodynamics Delft UniversityofTechnology,Delft,TheNetherlands

    Open rotor aeroacoustic modeling
    E. Envia; Acoustics Branch, NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, USA

    Prof N.Y. Zhukovsky, his life, work and development of his ideas in TsAGI
    V.V. Vyshinsky; Department of Aeromechanics and Flying Engineering Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Moscow, Russia


    Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics: towards accurate Lagrangian flow prediction
    D. Violeau; Electricite de France (EDF) R&D Division, Laboratoire National d'Hydraulique et Environnement (LNHE), Chatou, France

    Wind tunnel experiments or advanced CFD ... what do we need for understanding flow and dispersion in the lower atmospheric boundary layer?
    B. Leitl; Institut fiir Meteorologie UniversitatHamburg, Hamburg, Germany

    Jet noise seen from a beamformer 's viewpoint
    R. P. Dougherty; OptiNav, Inc. Bellevue, WA, USA

    The birth of combustion research in France: Lavoisier, Berthelot, Vieille, Mallard, Le Chatelier, Jouguet... and their impact on current science
    S. Candel; Laboratoire EM2C, Ecole Centrale Paris, Chatenay-Malabry Cedex, France


    Turbomachinery-related aeroacoustic modelling and simulation
    S.Moreau; Department of Mechanical Engineering; UniversitedeSherbrooke,Sherbrooke,Canada

    State of the Art and challenges related to application of CFD in Fluids Engineering
    M.Perie; Institute of Ship Technology, Ocean Engineering and Transmit Systems, Faculty of Engineering; University of Duisburg-Essen

    Experimental characterization of sprays: special needs in validating computational models
    Y. Hardalupas; Department of Mechanical Engineering Imperial College London, London, UK

    Modeling (understanding and controlling) turbulent flows: the heritage of Leonardo da Vinci in modern computational fluid dynamics
    A. Corsini; Dipartimento di Meccanicae Aeronautica Universita di Roma "La Sapienza", Rome, Italy