The UK Pilot Centre for ERCOFTAC is run by the UK Fluids Network (UKFN).
At the heart of UKFN is a set of 39 Special Interest Groups, many of which overlap with the ERCOFTAC SIGs. More than 900 academics are involved in the UKFN SIGs, distributed around the UK at over 60 institutions.
UKFN also runs a Short Research Visit scheme, funding visits of around a week by any UK fluid mechanics researcher to another UK researcher or group. There have been 64 SRVs funded so far, covering a wide range of experimental, modelling and numerical development topics.
Fluids researchers can also participate by:
Registered users automatically appear on the Directory page, a searchable database of UK fluids researchers.
As UK Pilot Centre, UKFN will continue to promote ERCOFTAC, by
Prof Matthew Juniper (PI) & Dr Nick Daish (Coordinator) Department of Engineering University of Cambridge Trumpington Street Cambridge CB2 1PZ UK
17th UK Heat Transfer Conference (UKHTC-2021) 5th - 7th September 2021 3rd - 5th April 2022 The University of Manchester, UK The 17th UK Heat Transfer Conference will be held at the university where Osborne Reynolds and Thomas Stanton undertook their pioneering researches!3 Apr 2022
2 nd High-Fidelity Industrial LES/DNS Symposium: Paving the Way for Future Accurate CFD 22nd - 24th September 2021 100% virtual event without in-person attendance Supported by the EU Horizon 2020 HiFi-TURB project Please register under this link . The22 Sep 2021
Osborne Reynolds Day 2021 Friday, 9th July 2021 via Zoom The following Early Career Researchers have been invited to present at the 2021 Osborne Reynolds Day on Friday, 9th July 2021: Miguel A. Quetzeri - Santiago: Droplet impact and contact angle dynamics solid surfaces and textiles;9 Jul 2021
PC United Kingdom "Environmental and Aerosol Transmission of COVID-19" Online Meeting 26th - 28th April 2021, 11:00 - 15:00 UK Time Building on the work begun by the Royal Society’s Rapid Assistance in Modelling the Pandemic (RAMP) initiative, this three-day science meeting on the26 Apr 2021
SPHERIC Global SPH Seminars from 12th November 2020 until May 2021 once a month During this time of disruption due to Covid-19, it is important than ever that our SPH community continues to meet , discuss and share the latest developments and ideas. The SPHERIC Steering Committee is therefore12 Nov 2020
Call for Nominations for the 16th ERCOFTAC da Vinci Competition 2021 All nomination received by 26th July 2021 will be considered. Eligible candidates are PhD students or recent PhD graduates from a university associated with an ERCOFTAC Pilot Centre ( www.ercoftac.org/pilot_centres ) who have22 Jun 2021
The winner of the 15th Da Vinci Competition 2020 (2021) is Pedro M. de Oliveira , Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, UK The w inner gave an interesting presentation on Ignition and propagation mechanisms of spray flames . Read more22 Apr 2021
Thank you Matthew Juniper , the Coordinator of ERCOFTAC PC UK and UK Fluids Network , for hosting ERCOFTAC Spring Festival 2021. Due to pandemic the meeting took place as an online Zoom meeting. During the first scientific day four lecturers gave interesting presentations showing a wide range of22 Apr 2021
SPHERIC Global SPH Seminars - monthly seminars - a brand new online seminar series on SPH organised by SIG40 with an exciting list of talks given by the world-leading experts will start on November 12th and finish in May 2021 ! These seminars are open to everyone and free to attend ! Read more23 Oct 2020
ERCOFTAC Osborne Reynolds Day 2020: Outcome of the competition Due to COVID-19, the Osborne Reynolds Day 2020 was replaced by Osborne Reynolds Competition 2020 without any oral presentations. Three finalists were selected from 17 submitted abstracts and they were not ranked, by the OR selection7 Sep 2020