Ercoftac Autumn Festival 2009

1-2nd October 2009
Lausanne, Switzerland

Thursday 1st October

8:30-9:00 Registration and Coffee, Room CO 011

9:00-12:00  Presentations by ERCOFTAC Special Interest Group coordinators and members

  • Anthony Hutton - The emerging role of hybrid simulations
  • Jari Hämäläinen - Fibre suspension flows: State-of-the-art modeling and experiments
  • Anton van Steenhoven -Bio-thermal modelling of patients under hypothermic conditions

10:15-10:45 Coffee Break

  • Sedat Tardu - Microfluidics: State-of-the-art
  • René Oliemans - Best practice guidelines for computational turbulent dispersed multiphase flows
  • Michael Leschziner - Simulation of synthetic jets

13:00-14:30  Lunch

14:30-17:30  The ERCOFTAC 'da Vinci 2009 Doctoral Thesis Award', Room CO 011

Presentations by the finalists, followed by the awards ceremony

  • BenjaminBohm - Experiments for the validation of LES: Turbulence-flameinteractions in extinguishing turbulent opposed jet flames - TUDarmstadt, Germany.
  • Angela Ferrari -A new parallel 3D SPH scheme for free surface flows - University of Trento, Italy. 
  • Sven Grundmann - Transition control using dielectric-barrier discharge actuators - TU Darmstadt, Germany. 
  • Florian Schwertfirm - Direct simulation and modelling of micromixing in high Schmidt number flows - TU Munchen, Germany. 
  • JeroenWitteveen - Efficient and robust uncertainty quantification forcomputational fluid dynamics and fluid-structure interaction - TUDelft, The Netherlands.

Friday 2nd October 


  • SPC Committee meeting, Room CO 122
  • IPC Committee meeting, Room CO 123

12:00-14:00  Buffet lunch

14:00-17:00  Managing Board and General Assembly meetings, Room CO 122 


  • There is no registration fee for the ERCOFTAC Autumn Festival or the committee meetings.
  • Coffee and refreshments will be provided.
  • Lunch on the 1st of October is at the participant's cost at one of the many restaurants on the EPFL campus.
  • The cost of the evening meal on the 1st October is covered personally by those attending. 
  • Participants are responsible for arranging their own accommodation in Lausanne.
  • Documents for the committee meetings will be distributed in the coming weeks.

See also