In respect of the ERCOFTAC scientific objectives, the creation of pilot centres (PC) in many European countries is an essential tool for the fulfilment of the exchanging of technical and scientific information concerning basic and applied research and the development, the validation and maintenance of numerical codes and databases, and thus strongly promoted.
According to the previous mentioned objectives the Italian Pilot Centre was proposed in the early 1999 and started its activities in the late 2000 year.
The Italian Pilot Centre includes most of the major Italian research centres active in the fields of interest normally sponsored by the ERCOFTAC, ranging from fluid dynamics, aerodynamics to combustion. These centres, with the related scientific leaders are:
Together with these research centres, and in co-operation through contracts and common research projects, industrial partners are present, mainly involved in Gas Turbine steam production and power plants:
Italian Pilot Centre is coordinated by Prof Francesco Martelli, Energetics Dept. of the University of Florence, since the PC establishment in year 2000.
Best Practice Guidance Course CFD for Dispersed Multi-Phase Flows 2021 w ith Problem Shooting Session 4th - 5th October 2021 ERCOFTAC PC Italy : Sapienza Università di Roma Faculty of Civil and Industrial Engineerin4 Oct 2021
ERCOFTAC Autumn Festival 2020 modified due to Covid-19 will be held as an online event only !!! Friday, 9th October 2020, 10:00 - 12:00 and 15:00 - 17:00 ( Brussels Time) It will simply involve Scientific Programme Committee, Knowledge Network Committee and Managing Board Meetings.9 Oct 2020
ERCOFTAC Best Practice Guidelines Course CFD for Dispersed Multi-Phase Flows 2020 with Problem Shooting Session POSTPONED until 2021 !!! 5th - 6th October 2020 hosted by ERCOFTAC PC Italy (prior to the ERCOFTAC Autumn Festival ) Sapienza Università di Roma, Faculty of5 Oct 2020
Best Practice Guidance Seminar CFD for Dispersed Multi-Phase Flows 2019 With Problem Shooting Session - Brazil DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION NOW EXTENDED TO 30th APRIL 17-18. May 2019, ERCOFTAC PC Brazil, Hotel Windsor Barra, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (prior to ICMF 2019) TO17 May 2019
15-16 April 2019, the von Karman Ins titute, 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 sponsor17 Apr 2019
Call for Nominations: 18th ERCOFTAC da Vinci Competition - 15 July 2023 - Deadline for submission of nominations: PC coordinators send the selected 3 research summaries (PDF) to the SPC Chairman: email@example.com The ERCOFTAC da Vinci Prize for young researchers is awarded12 Jun 2023
Spotlight on the women in ERCOFTAC - Prof. Maria Vittoria Salvetti: “CFD is not for women (or men) who like an easy life” Today we are highlighting the work of Maria Vittoria Salvetti , a leading figure in CFD, a full professor of Fluid Dynamics at the University of Pisa and Director of27 Jun 2022
Call for Nominations: 15th ERCOFTAC da Vinci Competition 15th July 2020 Deadline for submission of nominations !!! The ERCOFTAC da Vinci Prize for young researchers is awarded annually in recognition of an excellent PhD thesis in theoretical and applied fluid dynamics and outstanding18 Jun 2020
In 1985 a group of leading European Fluid Mechanics experts started to discuss steps for initiating strong interaction and cooperation between Research and Industry in Europe. Initially their idea was to create a European Research and SuperComputer Centre, but they found that this was not2 Nov 2018