ERCOFTAC Spring Festival 2019

15-16 April 2019, the von Karman Institute, Brussels

ERCOFTAC are pleased to invite you to the ERCOFTAC Spring Festival 2019 will be held in Brussels hosted by The von Karman Institute, from 15 to 16 April 2019. Numeca, Cenaero, ULg and the von Karman Institute are happy and proud to sponsor this event.

If you wish to attend ERCOFTAC Spring Festival 2019, please fill in the form at the foot of this page and send it to This event is free to attend and all are welcome.

Waterloosesteenweg 72,
1640 St-Genesius-Rode,

Program Monday 15th April 2019:

8.45 Registration and Coffee

9.00  Welcome address VKI; overview of research on FTAC at VKI

09:30 Technical Lectures Part 1

“On the influence of high turbulence on the convective heat flux on the high-pressure turbine vane LS89”,
Ir. Tânia Sofia Cação Ferreira (VKI)

“Flow-induced vibration with single- and multi-phase flow in tube bundles”
Laurent De Moerloose, Henri Dolfen, Joris Degroote (Universiteit Ghent)

“Accurate and Efficient Immersed Interface approaches for Vortex Methods”,
Ir. Thomas Gillis (Université catholique de Louvain)

10.45 Coffee Break 

11.15 Technical Lectures Part 2

“Elasto-Inertial Turbulent (EIT) in viscoelastic channel flows”,
Prof. Vincent Terrapon, Université de Liège

“Numerical simulations of turbulent flows with application to wind engineering problems”,
Dr. Stéphanie Zeoli, Université de Mons

“Simulations of wind farms in the atmospheric boundary layer.”
Prof. Johan Meyers (KULeuven)

12.30 Lunch and get together

13.30 Technical Lectures Part 3

“Advanced CFD techniques toward reliable simulations of real-world industrial applications”,
Dr. Fabio Bigoni - Numeca

“Eddy-viscosity closures for multiscale modeling of the atmospheric boundary layer”,
Ir. Orkun Temel, von Karman Institute

“Development of high resolution schemes for industrially relevant DNS & LES”
Dr. Michel Rasquin, Dr. Thomas Toulorge & Dr. Koen Hillewaert, Cenaero 

15.00 – 16.00 - overview of activities per member (10’)

  • “Research on simulation of Fluid-Structure Interaction at Ghent University” Prof. Joris Degroote

  • “MTFC - Multiphysics and Turbulent Flow Computation”, Prof. V. Terrapon, Université de Liège

  • “An overview of the fluid mechanics and combustion research activities at Université catholique de Louvain”, Prof. Grégoire Winckelmans
  • “Overview of NUMECA solutions for Flow, Turbulence, and Combustion simulations” Dr. Fabio Bigoni
  • “Some research and developments in flow, turbulence and combustion at UMons”,Prof. Grégory Coussement
  • “Overview of FTAC research and applications at Cenaero” - Dr. Koen Hillewaert

16.30 – 18.00 Visit to the VKI facilities (in two groups)

18.00 End of day one programme.

19.00 Dinner at "la sucrerie" Chaussée de Tervuren 1981410 Waterloo. (In Martin's grand hotel)


Friday 16th April 2019

Main Auditorium

9.00  Joint KNC/SPC Meeting

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 17:00 Executive Committee (EC) Meeting

17:00 Closing


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