E​RCOFTAC Spring Festival 2024

16th - 17th May 2024


Department of Aerospace Engineering,
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain


ERCOFTAC Spring Festival and PC Iberia Meeting

R​egistration is now open!​
P​lease email admin@cado-ercoftac.org before 30th April 2024 to register.


W​ednesday, 15th May 2024
V​enue: Laboratories of the Department of Aerospace Engineering of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Leganés, calle Sabatini 15

1​6:30 - 18:30

Visit to the laboratories of the Department of Aerospace Engineering of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

It can be reached from the festival venue:

  • by train (commuter rail system/Cercanías): Line C5 connects the Madrid city center campus with the Leganés campus. You should board in Embajadores station, direction Atocha/Fuenlabrada/Humanes. The stop is Leganés central. The entrance of the Juan Benet building in calle Sabatini 15 is located at 5 minutes walking distance from the Leganés central station.
  • by taxi or ride-hailing, generally with moderate cost (<20eur).

The participants are expected to make their own arrangement for the transfer to/from Leganés.

Please contact admin@cado-ercoftac.org before 3rd May 2024 to inform if you are joining the visit.


Thursday, 16th May 2024
Venue: Universidad Carlos III de Madrid - Campus Puerta de Toledo
Ronda de Toledo, 1, 28005 Madrid
The conference room is: -1.A.01, located on floor -1


Welcome address




Esteban Ferrer

Universidad Politecnica de Madrid

New avenues in computational fluid dynamics



Xandra Margot

CMT-Clean Mobility & Thermofluids,
Universitat Politècnica de Valencia

Numerical research on conjugate heat transfer for batteries at CMT



Matias Avila

B​arcelona Supercomputing Center

Latest turbulence modelling activities in the Large-Scale Computational Fluid Dynamics group at BSC



Miguel Perez Encinar

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Predictability of wall-bounded flows by massive ensemble forecasting


Coffee Break




Ivette Rodriguez

Universidad Politecnica de Cataluña

Towards high-fidelity simulations of industry-relevant applications



Jordi Pallarès Curto

Universitat Rovira i Virgili

Short and long term dispersion of airborne pathogen-laden aerosols expelled in a violent expiratory event



Eduardo Soudah

International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE)

Computational Modeling for Assessment and Treatment of Aortic Dissections



Pilar López González-Nieto

Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Local spreading rate estimation in forced plumes





Marco Raiola

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Data-driven modelling of turbulent flows



Manuel Lorite Díez

Universidad de Granada/IISTA

Self adaptive torsional and bending flaps for drag reduction in the squareback Ahmed body wake



José Carlos Muñoz Hervás

Universidad de Jaén / IISTA

Experimental analysis of the interaction of rear flexible flaps with the wake dynamics behind a squareback Ahmed body



José Manuel Camacho Sánchez

Universidad de Jaén / IISTA

Effect of base blowing configuration on the drag reduction of a 3d blunt body


C​offee Break





Stefano Discetti

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Recent advances in flow diagnostics and control at UC3M



Jesus Garicano-Mena

Universidad Politecnica de Madrid

Acceleration of data-driven modal decomposition using unsupervised machine learning techniques



Marco Antonio Zuñiga Perez

International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE)

Reduced order models for transonic potential flows



F​ederico Ramirez

CMT-Clean Mobility & Thermofluids, Universitat Politècnica de Valencia

Numerical research on UAV aeroacoustics at CMT



 C​losing Remarks





20:00 Dinner Restaurant: Lamucca de Prado, Calle del Prado 16

Friday, 17th May 2024
Venue: Universidad Carlos III de Madrid - Campus Puerta de Toledo
Ronda de Toledo, 1, 28005 Madrid
The conference room is: 1.A.01, located on floor 1

ERCOFTAC administrative program only!

0​9:00 - 12:30 Joint SPC and KNC meeting
1​2:30 L​unch
1​4:00 - 16:00 ERCOFTAC Council meeting
1​6:30 End of Spring Festival 2024

P​rogramme available here


How to get to the meeting venue at Campus Puerta de Toledo:

  • by Metro: You can use Metro Line 5 and stop at "Puerta de Toledo". This is the recommended way to reach the venue.
  • by train (commuter rail system/Cercanías): You can also use Cercanias lines C1, C5, C7 or C10. The closest stops are Pirámides (C1, C7, C10)
    or Embajadores (C5).

How to reach the conference room:

  • The campus entrance is located below the clock tower. The conference room is -1.A.01, located on floor -1.


N​earby hotels:

Hotel Puerta de Toledo (3 stars)
Glorieta Puerta de Toledo 4
28005 Madrid
Tel: +34 914 747 100
Web: https://www.hotelpuertadetoledo.com/

Hotel Porcel Ganivet (3 stars)
Calle Toledo 111-113
28005 Madrid
Tel: +34 913 653 600
Web: https://www.hotelganivet.com/es/

How to get to Madrid:
  • by plane: The airport of Madrid is Adolfo Suárez Madrid - Barajas.
  • by train: The two main stations are Atocha and Madrid - Chamartín - Clara Campoamor, with Mid-Distance, Long Distance, High Speed, and Regional trains connecting Madrid to other Spanish and European cities.
  • by bus: Méndez Álvaro coach station (Estación Sur) and Avenida de América coach station are the main stations with international bus connections. Plaza Elíptica coach station connects Madrid to nearby cities like Toledo.
Downtown Madrid can be reached from the airport by:
  • by Metro: Madrid Airport is connected to the city via Metro Line 8. There is one station at Terminal 4 (T4), and another at T2, the second one serving T1, T2, and T3. Metro line 8 terminates at Nuevos Ministerios, where you can change to line 10 which gets you to the city center. Keep in mind that in order to travel to and from the Airport you need to purchase the airport supplement. The supplement is only valid during the day of purchase.
  • by train (commuter rail system/Cercanías): Lines C1 and C10 connect the airport with the city center (Atocha station). Both lines have a stop at Terminal 4. A free shuttle bus connects T4 with the other 3 terminals.
  • by taxi: The ride from the airport to the city center is set at 30€ and all taxis accept card payments. Taxis are white with red stripes and the city’s emblem on their sides, and are available at all terminals.
  • by bus: You can use Bus Line 203. There are two bus stops located at the Departures and Arrivals levels of T1 and T2, as well as from the T4 bus stand situated at the terminal’s ground level.

Please save the date and do spread the word!

M​ore information about the event will be available in due course