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Bulletin 112

Introduction: The latest Theme issue (112, September 2017) is devoted to modelling & simulation in Oil & Gas industry. The issue contains six papers, which concerns some aspect of the key work carried out, from both academia and industry. The subject of interest covers various flow


Bulletin 106

Bulletin 106 Transition Modelling Theme Issue on Transition Modelling E. Dick & W. Elsner The Role of Linear Perturbation Methods in Transition Prediction  M. w. Johnson On Hypersonic Boundary Layer Transition: Role of Streaks J. Ren and S. Fu


Bulletin 104

Bulletin 104 Multi-phase Flows Introduction to Special Theme: Multiphase Flows O H M Rodr Viscous Oil-Water Pipe Flows:Flow Patterns, Pressure Gradient and Interfacial Wave Properties  M.S. de Castro Sand Ripples in Liquids E. de M.Franklin Optical


Bulletin 102

Bulletin 102 Design Optimization Introduction to Special Theme: Design Optimization K. Giannakoglou Optimization in Fluid Mechanics using Adjoint Methods and Evolutionary Algorithms  K.C. Giannakoglou, D.I. Papadimitriou, V.G. Asouti, X.S. Trompoukis, E.M.


Bulletin 100

Bulletin 100  Erosion Processes Introduction to Special Theme: Erosion Processes V Armenio Numerical Simulation of Coastal Flow And Sediment Transport Over Rippled Beds  G. A. Kolokythas, G. A. Leftheriotis and A. A. Dimas Two-phase Flow Modelling for Sediment


Bulletin 98

 “Swirling Flows“ concerning rotation effects Synthesis on the activities of SIG 36 “Swirling Flows“ concerning rotation effects M. Braza and P. Bontoux Breakdown of the Swirling Wake Behind a Wind Turbine  M. Carrion, M. Woodgate, R. Steijl, and G.N. Barakos


Bulletin 96

 Reactive Flows and Combustion   A Stress-Strain Lag Eddy Viscosity Model for Variable Density Flow M. Assad R. Prosser, A. Revell and B. Sapaos Report on the 13th An Evolution Equation for Flame Turbulence Interaction in Premixed Turbulent Combustion U. Ahmed, R. Prosser and A. J.


Bulletin 94

Plasma Aerodynamics PLASMAERO European Project D. Caruana, C. Tropea, C. Hollenstein,J-P Boeuf, E. Moreau Surface Dielectric Barrier Discharge Plasma Actuators E. Moreau, A. Debien, N. BENARD, T. Jukes, R. Whalley, K.S. Choi, A. Berendt, J. Podlinski and J. Mizeraczyk Nanosecond


Bulletin 92

Synthetic Turbulence Models Randomisation and Phase Coherence in Quasi-Homogeneous Turbulence, and Interactions C Cambon Manufactured Turbulence with Langevin Equations A. A. Mishra and D. Girimaji Subgrid-scale Statistics in Synthetic Helical Turbulent Fields Generated by the


Bulletin 90

Aeroacoustics Direct Numerical Simulation of Airfoil Self-Noise R. D. Sandberg and L. E Jones Broadband Shock-Associated Noise in Screeching and Non-Screeching Underexpanded SUpersonic Jets B. André, T. Castelain and C. Bailly Impact of Homogeneous Density Distributions on Acoustic


Bulletin 88

Multipoint Turbulence Structure and Modelling Multipoint Turbulence Structure and Modelling C. Cambon Kolmogorov’s Theory: K41 or K62? W.C. McComb Interfaces in Turbulence and Implications for Advanced Modeling Methods I. Eames, J.C.R. Hunt, M. Braza, C.B. da Silva, J. Westerweel


Bulletin 86

Fluid Structure Interaction Editorial - Fluid Structure Interaction E. Longatte, M. Braza Immersed Stress Method for Solving Fluid-Structure Interaction E. Hachem, S. Feghali, T. Coupez A General Partitioned Fluid Structure Interaction Model for Non-Matching Unstructured


Bulletin 84

Bulletin 84 Fibre Suspension Flows Editorial - Fibre Suspension Flows F.Lundell and J. Hämäläinen DNS of Non-Spherical Particles in Turbulent Flows H.I. Andersson and L. Zhao Electrical Resistance Tomography Technique in Pulp and Paper Industry L. Heikkinen, J.


Bulletin 82

Bulletin 82 Dispersed Multiphase Flow Dispersed multiphase flow: From microscale to macroscale numerical modelling M Sommerfeld Direct numerical simulation of high Schmidt number mass transfer from air bubbles rising in liquids using the Volume-of-Fluid-Method A Alke, D Bothe, M


Bulletin 80

Transition Modelling Editorial E Dick, W Elsner DNS of transition in turbomachinery J Wissink Laminar-turbulent transition in boundary layers on axial turbomachine blades G J Walker, J P Gostelow Turbulent spots detection during boundary layer by-pass transition P Jonas, W Elsner, O


Bulletin 78

Environmental Fluid Mechanics Editorial B J Geurts LES for modelling the urban environment I P Castro, Z-T Xie LES based urban dispersal predictions for consequence management F Grinstein, R Bos, T Dey Atmospheric turbulent reacting flows influenced by shallow cumulus: A large eddy


Bulletin 76

Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics Smoothed-particle hydrodynamics emerges in CFD mainstream D Violeau, N J Quinlan Exact kernel integration in smoothed particle hydrodynamics M Basa, N J Quinlan, M Lastiwka Visualisation and analysis of SPH data J Biddiscombe, D Graham, P Maruzewski, R Issa


Bulletin 74

Laminar-Turbulent Transition Editorial A. Hanifi In-flight investigation on Tollmien-Schlichting waves and receptivity on laminar airfoils I Peltzer, W Nitsche, A Seitz, M Weismüller, C Tropea Receptivity of three-dimensional boundary layers to surface roughness E Piot, L-U Schrader


Bulletin 66

Design Optimisation Editorial R. Schilling, F. Menter Adjoint Flow Solvers for Aerodynamic Shape Optimization N.R. Gauger Design Optimization Tools Based on Evolutionary Algorithms, Computational Intelligence and the Adjoint Method K.C. Giannakoglou, A.P. Giotis, M.K. Karakasis, D.I.


Bulletin 68

Bio-Fluids Editorial A.A. van Steenhoven Biomechanics of Aquatic Micro-Organisms T.J. Pedley On the Geometry Dependence of the Nose Flow I. Hoerschler, W. Schr ö der Blood Flow Measurements in Micro-Vessels P. Vennemann, M. Pourquie, J. Westerweel Geometrical Multiscale


Bulletin 70

Turbulence in Compressible Flows Editorial P. Comte Compressible Turbulence of supersonic Flows: Actions and Interactions J.-P. Dussauge Compressible Mixing Layers: Data Analysis and Modelling B. Aupoix, H. B é zard Is Compressibility Always Stabilizing and Why? Open Issues C.


Bulletin 60

Numerical Simulation of Complex Atmospheric Boundary Layer Flows Problems T. Bodnar, K. Kozel, I. Sladek, Ph. Fraunie Formulation of Lagrangian Stochastic Models for Geophysical Turbulent Flows A. Maurizi, F. Tampieri Inertial Instability in Oceanic Flows J.L. Pelegri, M. Auladell, A.W.


Bulletin 62

New Development in Numerical Methods for CFD Editorial Ch. Hirsch and D. Laurence Future Trends in the Industrial Practice on CFD A.G. Hutton Improved Numerical Methods for CFD Solutions on Unstructured Meshes C. Choudhury, S.E. Kim, B.P. Makarov, C. Carey Industrial CFD and


Bulletin 64

Reactive Flow Predictions and Validation Editorial A. Turan Criteria for Experimental Data of Turbulent Premixed Flames for Numerical Model Validation F. Dinkelacker Optimization of Global Reaction Mechanisms for Self-Ignition of Hydrocarbon Fuels at Elevated Preheat Temperature C.


Bulletin 58

Aeroacoustics Editorial B.J. Boersma Research in Aeroacoustics at the Centre Acoustique of Ecole Central de Lyon D. Juv é High Speed Jet Noise Suppression using Microjets A. Krothapalli, B. Greska Aeroacoustics Investigations at the University of Erlangen M. Breuer, S. Becker,


Bulletin 56

Complex Flow Problems Editorial I.Eames, J.C.R.Hunt Using Wake Disappearance to Guide CFD of Tube Bundle Flows C. Mouline, J.C.R. Hunt, F.T.M. Nieuwstadt CFD and Complex Flows Through Multiple Bodies Ian P. Jones LES of Flow Over Multiple Tubes T. Stoesser, F. Mathey, J.


Bulletin 54

Transition Modelling Transpreturb - Thematic Network Activities 1998-2002 M. Savill, E. Dick, K. Hanjalic, P. Voke, F. Pittaluga Transition Modelling With an Intermittency Transport Equation K. Lodefier, E. Dick Predicting Wake-Passing Transition in Turbomachinery Using an


Bulletin 50

Parallel Computing in CFD Efficient Parallel Preconditioning of Compact Finite Volume Solvers P. Angot and S. Kortas Parallelization of 3D Solver for Incompressible Flows in a Cylinder O. Bessunov, D. Foug è re and B. Roux DNS of 3D-Transition in the Flow Around a Wing by a Parallel


Bulletin 52

Fluid Dynamics Databases Databases for the 21st Century: Distibuted Information Base For Engineering and Environmental Fluid Dynamics P. R. Voke The FLOWNET Database Project M. Marini, J.-A. Desideri, F. Grasso and J. Periaux European Spatio-Temporal Data Infrastructure for


Bulletin 46

Eddy Structures Identification Recent Developments in Pattern Recognition Approaches for Eddy Identification G.A. Kopp, A. Arenas, J. Ferre-Gin é and F. Giralt Spectra and Eddy Structure J.C.R. Hunt and J.C. Vassilicos CVS Filtering and Computation of Turbulent Mixing Layers Using


Bulletin 48

Modern Simulation Strategies for Turbulent Flow A Review of Progress on Direct and Large-Eddy Simulation N.D. Sandham Deconvolution Methods for Subgrid-Scale Approximation in LES N.A. Adams, S. Stolz The Subgrid-Scale Estimation Model for Decaying Isotropic Turbulence P.P. Yee, J.A.


Bulletin 42

Experimental and Numerical Analysis of Turbomachinery Flows Selected Turbomachinery Research Topics at the Von Karman Institute T.J. Craft, H. Iacovides and B.E. Launder Validation Testing of CFD Techniques for Turbomachinery Flows D.G. Gregory-Smith and S. Aubert Turbomachinery Research


Bulletin 44

Turbulence Control Control of Turbulent Wall Flows J. Jim é nez, A. inelle and M. Uhlmann Drag Reduction Research at the University of Nottingham K.-S. Choi DNS of Bounded Flows with Manipulated Walls P. Orlandi, S. Leonardi On STreaks in Free-stream Turbulence Induced


Bulletin 38

Turbulent Engine Combustion Optical Diagnostics in Gas Turbine Burners A. Arnold, R. Bombach, W. Hubschmid and B. K?ppeli Research on Turbulent Engine Combustion K. Boulouchos, B. Ineichen and M.K. Eberle Swedish Center of Excellence in Internal Combustion Engines A. Karlstr ö m


Bulletin 40

Turbulence Closure Modelling Turbulence Modelling and Model Validation for Engineering Flows M.A. Leschziner, D. Drikakis, D.D. Apsley, B. Barakos, B. Batten, W.L. Chen and H. Loyau Turbulence Modelling at ONERA/DMAE B. Aupoix Turbulence Modelling Research at UMIST T.J. Craft, H.


Bulletin 34

Problems of Turbulence in Supersonic Flows: A European View Compressibility and Low-Rexnolds Modelings in k-e Calculations of Wall Bounded Shear Flows R. Arina and H. Guillard Compressibility Effect on the 2D and 3D Vortex Structures in a Transonic Flow around a Wing A. Bouhadji and M.


Bulletin 36

Modelling of Dispersed Turbulent Two-phase Flows Lagrangian Scheme for Particle Tracking in Non-isotropic Turbulence A. Berlemont, Z. Chang and G. Gouesbet Efficient Stochastic-Probabilistic Modeling of Dilute Turbulent Two-Phase Flows X.-Q. Chen and J.C.F. Pereira Transport and


Bulletin 32

Transition and Turbulence in Flows Affected by Centrifugal and / or Coriolis Forces Rotation and Curvature Effects on Channel Flows P.H. Alfredsson Research at the LMFA on Turbulent and Transitional Flows Affected by Coriolis and Centrifugal Forces C. Cambon Three-dimenisional


Bulletin 30

Particle Image Velocimetry The Need for Advanced Flow Measurement Techniques in Europe D. Kn ö rzer GARTEUR Activity on PIV: AD (AG19) Action Group on the Applicability of PIV to Large Scale Wind Tunnels M. Stanislas EUROPIV: A Cooperative Action to Apply Particle Image Velocimetry


Bulletin 28

Flow in Porous Media Local Porosity Theory for the Transition from Microscales to Macroscales in Porous Media R. Hilfer, B. Virgin and T. Rage Modelling of Transport Phenomena in Porous Media. The Discrete Approach M. Prat, P. Schmitz and S. Bories From Inverse Problem to Reactive


Bulletin 26

Aerodynamics of Steady State Combustion Chambers and Furnaces Numerical Simulation of Low NOx Buerners: A practical Tool for Industrial Design P. Flamant Simultaneous Velocity and Temperature Measurements in a Non-Premixed Bluff-Body Flame F. Neveu, F. Corbin, M. Trinit é and M. Perrin


Bulletin 24

Transition Transition Modelling for Turbomachinery Flows J. Coupland Modelling the Transition Region J.P. Gostelow Modelling the Transition: Experimental and Numerical Studies A. Goulas, N. Kyriakides and K. Yakinthos Intermittency Distribution in Attached and Separated Boundary


Bulletin 22

Large Eddy Simulations Introduction to Large Eddy-Simulation M. Lesieur Structure-Function-Based Models for Compressible Transitional Shear Flows P. Comte Dynamic Models M. Germano LES of Pipe Flow R. Friedrich and F.T.M. Nieuwstadt Large-Eddy Simulation of Turbulent Flow through


Bulletin 18

Parallel Computing in CFD Towards an Integrated Parallelization Concept in Computational Fluid Dynamics H. Friz and S. N ö lting Parallel Computations in France West Y. Lebret, M. Nabarra, L. vervisch, Y. Escaig and D. Vandromme Parallelization of the Method of Characteristics on a


Bulletin 20

Turbulent Combustion Modelling Mathematical Models of Combustion and their Experimental Validation D. Bradley A Review of Turbulent Combustion Modeling S. Candel, D. Veyante, F. Lacas, N. Darabiha, M. Baum and T. Poinsot Modelling of Combustion in SI Engines with the Coherent Flamelet


Bulletin 16

Environmental Flows Atmospheric Boundary Layer Simulations with the Transient Turbulence and the Exchange Coefficient Methods: A Comparison J. Cuxart and P. Bougeault Large Eddy Simulations of Atmospheric Flows J.-P. Chollet Large Eddy Simulations of Atmospheric Boundary Layers over


Bulletin 72

Wall Modelling in LES: Method Development and Application Editorial S. Jakirlic Atmospheric Boundary Layers over Rough Terrain M. Abouali, B. J. Geurts, A. Gieske Wall Models for LES of Separated Flows M. Breuer Hybrid LES-RANS: Estimating Resolution Requirements using Two-Point