Purpose and focus of the Pilot Centre

The Brazil PC: The Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering – ABCM, which is a civil, nonprofit organization, of cultural and scientific character, founded in April 19, 1975, legally established in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (

The objective of ABCM is to join individuals, scientific institutions and industry interested in contributing to the development of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering in order to:
  • Promote research, and the exchange and diffusion of knowledge within the field of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering;
  • Foster knowledge exchange among Universities, Research Institutes and Industry;
  • Promote knowledge exchange with other technical and scientific institutes and associations in Brazil and abroad;
  • Promote knowledge diffusion in Mechanical Sciences and Engineering through technical/scientific congress, symposia, conferences, courses and meetings.

The Brazil PC has currently 8 members and common research projects involve:

  • Experimentation and phenomenological modeling of multiphase flow aiming to applications in the upstream oil & gas
  • Linear hydrodynamic stability theory applied to parallel separated flows, stratified and annular flow;
  • Numerical simulation of two-phase flow: slug tracking and kinetics of hydrates formation;
  • Numerical simulation of vortex shedding with turbulence modeling;
  • Turbulence modeling based on non-Newtonian constitutive laws and coherent-structure identification;
  • Subgrid modeling in large-eddy-simulations and error assessment strategy;
  • Nanofluid Two-Phase Flow and Thermal Physics.

The Brazil PC has interest in the following SIGs:

  • Large Eddy Simulation
  • Transition Modeling
  • Microscale Heat Transfer
  • Dispersed Turbulent Two Phase Flow
  • Turbulence Modelling

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