European Drag Reduction and Flow Control Meeting EDRFCM 2008

8th September 2008

Ostritz - St. Marienthal, Germany

The European Drag Reduction and Flow Control Meetings have proven to be a very attractive series ofworkshops on drag reduction and flow control. They are organized by the ERCOFTAC Special Interest Group SIG20 Drag Reduction and Flow Control. Within this SIG, a coordination of experimental, numerical and analytical research into drag reduction and flow control using passive and active techniques is carried out.


  • Riblets, compliant walls, polymer and surfactant additives, wall and flow oscillations, optimal and suboptimalcontrol, local blowing/suction, electro-magnetic control, plasma flow control, etc.  
  • Two special sessions are planned on "Electro-Magnetic Flow Control" and "Plasma Flow Control".

Abstract submission

Abstracts are limited to 2 pages including figures. A Latex template can be downloaded from the meeting web site at Please submit your abstract in electronic form (PDF or Postscript) by email to All accepted abstracts will be printed in a Book of Abstracts that will behanded out to registered participants at the meeting.

Important dates

  • Abstract submission deadline: 31 May 2008
  • Notification of acceptance: 30 June 2008

Meeting venue

The workshop will be held at the International Meeting Centre St. Marienthal, on the premises of an 800-year-old Cistercian convent. The meeting site is beautifully located on the banks of the river NeiBe, right on the German-Polish border.


The registration fee will be 160 EUR (ERCOFTAC members: 140 EUR), which includes the Book of Abstracts, an excursion to nearby historic sites and a conference dinner. Limited funding is available for students to cover part of the travel expenses and the registration fee.

Contact information

Coordinator of SIG20 Drag Reduction and Flow Control and main organizer:

  • Prof. Kwing-So Choi  University of Nottingham School of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering, Nottingham, United Kingdom


Phone: +49 30 31000646

Local Organizers:

  • Dr. Wolfram Hage, DLR Berlin, Institute of Propulsion Technology


Phone: +44 0115 951 3792

  • Dr. Erik Wassen, TU Berlin, Dept. of Fluid Mech. and Engineering Acoustics


Phone: +49 30 31422849

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