ERCOFTAC Spring Festival 2022

6th - 7th - 8th April 2022
hosted by PC Czech Republic

Czech Technical University in Prague,
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Technická 4, Prague 6 – Dejvice,
160 00 Prague, Czech Republic

The meeting room number and exact location will be announced before the meeting depending on the number of attending participants
and actual epidemic situation (and related restrictions).


Wednesday, 6th April2022

The whole day is dedicated to excursion to various facilities and laboratories of the Czech PC ERCOFTAC members. Some of the facilities are in Prague, some are in other places around. All excursions will be organized in groups, depending on the interest of participants. It is suggested to choose one excursion from the list below and contact ERCOFTAC CADO to inform about the choice:

    1. Aerodynamic laboratory in Nový Knín – offered by the Institute of Thermomechanics, CAS
    2. Centre of Vehicles for Sustainable Mobility in Roztoky u Prahy – offered by the Department of Automotive Engineering, FME CTU
    3. Turbulence laboratory in Prague – offered by the Institute of Thermomechanics, CAS
    4. Fluid mechanics laboratory in Prague – offered by the Department of Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics, FME CTU

For the excursions: meeting at 9:00 am in front of the main building Czech Technical University in Prague, Technická 4, Prague 6 – Dejvice, 160 00 Prague
The individual groups will travel from there to their destinations.

Thursday, 7th April2022

Meeting will be held in the lecture room T4: D1-366, third floor of the main building
Technická 4, Praha 6 – Dejvice, 166 07, N 50°6.19100', E 14°23.48700'

This day is reserved for scientific programme, mainly presenting the scientific activities of the Czech PC ERCOFTAC member organizations and their partners.

8:45 – 9:00

9:00 – 10:30

10:30 - 11:00

11:00 - 12:00




12:00 - 14:00

14:00 - 15:00



15:00 - 16:00




16:00 - 16:30

16:30 - 18:00



19:00 - 22:00

Opening – by the Czech PC, CTU and ERCOFTAC representatives

Presentations by the Department of Automotive Engineering, FME CTU Prague


Presentations by Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, BUT Brno

  • Pavel Rudolf: Cavitating flows: experiments, simulations, applications
  • David Štefan: Swirling flows and spiral vortex breakdown in diffusers
  • Jan Jedelský: Recent advances in spray technologies for flue gas cleaning and Carbon Capture
  • František Lízal: The flow of rigid glass fibres in an airway bifurcation under steady flow conditions

Lunch break

Presentations by the Department of Technical Mathematics, FME CTU Prague

  • Jan Halama, Vladimír Hric, Jiří Fürst:Numerical simulation of two-phase flow of wet steam in turbines
  • Jan Valášek, Petr Sváček: Numerical simulation of human phonation
  • Jiří Fürst: Mathematical modeling and numerical simulations of flows with laminar-turbulent transition

Presentations by Institute of Thermomechanics, Czech Academy of Sciences

  • Václav Uruba: Overview of research activities in the Laboratory of Turbulent Shear Flows
  • Jindřich Hála, Martin Luxa, Tomáš Radnic, David Šimurda: Experimental modelling of transonic flow in internal channels of turbomachines
  • Štěpán Nosek: Recent research and applications of atmospheric dispersion modelling
  • Jan Pech: Finite volumes and spectral/hp elements: applications in fluid dynamics


Presentations by Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, CTU Prague:

  • Jan Klesa, Jiří Brabec, Tomáš Čenský, Robert Theiner, Aleš Kratochvíl, Nikola Žižkovský, Pavel Hospodář: Development of Aircraft at the Department of Aerospace Engineering

Social dinner: Czech restaurant with Pilsner beer "Restaurace Na Urale" (
Address: Puškinovo náměstí 690/15,160 00 Praha 6

Friday, 8th April 2022

9:00 - 12:00






12:00 - 14:00

14:00 - 15:30

ERCOFTAC KNC/SPC Meetings: Presentation of the new members of the Czech PC

Institute of Mathematics, Czech Academy of Sciences

  • Jakub Šístek: Multilevel domain decomposition methods for problems of incompressible flows
  • Šárka Nečasová: Mathematical analysis of the motion of fluids and application to fluid structure interaction
  • Ondřej Kreml: What is a correct notion of solution to Euler equations?

Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Czech Academy of Sciences

  • Arsenii Trush: Simulation of turbulent wind and weather conditions in a climate wind tunnel and their impact on buildings and structures

Lunch break

ERCOFTAC Executive Committee Meeting

The lunches on 7th - 8th, dinner on 7th April as well as refreshment during the coffee breaks will be offered to all registered participants free of charge.

Programme available here:



To register your presence in Spring Festival please contact ERCOFTAC CADO


No special (free or discounted) accommodation is offered. An individual reservation of accommodation is recommended using the standard booking services.

We suggest to stay close to green (A) line of the Prague metro (subway). The ERCOFTAC meeting will be close to station “Dejvicka”, so it is suggested to choose accommodation somewhere between this station and the station “Flora 2”. This part of metro passes through city centre, so you can choose accommodation at different prices and quality standards. The same metro line A also goes towards the airport, so it's also good choice from the point of view of easy arrival/departure.

The information about public transport can be found at

Nearby hotel:

In case of some special requests or need for assistance with hotel selection or travel arrangements, we will provide contact to our partner travel agency for taking care of this kind of services.

Entry Rules to CZE based on Covid-19 Situation:



The official part of the meeting (April 7-8) will be broadcasted using ZOOM platform. The links and passwords will be provided on request to all registered participants at least one week before the event. As a backup solution for the case of connection loss, all meeting sessions will also be recorded and made available on request.
The standard WiFi connection using Eduroam credentials will be available during the whole event.


For further information please contact directly the Czech PC coordinator:

Prof. Tomas Bodnar
Department of Technical Mathematics, Czech Technical University in Prague
Karlovo Namesti 13
121 35 Prague 2, Czech Republic
Phone: +420-2-24 35 75 48