The main motivation for SIG14 is to study and understand the role of the body force effects on turbulence, especially stratification and rotation. These are fundamental in environmental non-homogeneous flows, for example to predict diffusion of pollutants in the Ocean and Atmosphere. Environmental fluid dynamics produces specific vortical and helical complex flows which are very difficult to predict.
The statistical description of direct and inverse cascades in turbulence at different scales is also one of the fundamental topics covered together with more applied related topics such as environmental hazards as dense gas dispersion or gravity and turbidity currents. New measurements and methods of analysis taking into account the topology of the particular flows will focus on atmospheric, ocean and astrophysical turbulence measurements. Eulerian and Lagrangian techniques, diffusion, stirring, mixing, planetary boundary layer studies, etc.
All lines of research will be combined in a complementary fashion, such as: Theoretical and Field studies, Earth observation, Numerical and Physical Experiments.
Main topics of SIG14
Workshop on "Reconstruction methods for complex flows and porous media" POSTPONED!!! Location: University of Sheffield, UK Date: 22nd - 23rd June 2020 POSTPONED UNTIL 2021. The dates to be confirmed SIG: SIG42 Synthetic models in turbulence; SIG14 Stratified and Rotating Flows Organisers:1 Feb 2021
Bulletin 124, September 2020 The new issue of ERCOFTAC Bulletin has been released ! Table of contents is available here2 Nov 2020
ERCOFTAC Workshop Report: 14th Workshop on Synthetic Turbulence Models and Fractional Dynamics - Synthetic methods, complex/fractal flows and porous media The 14th workshop of the ERCOFTAC Special Interest Group on Synthetic Turbulence Models (SIG42) took place at the Université de Caen. It20 Oct 2019
Workshop took place on the 27th - 28th November 2017 in Tangier - Morocco. Read more1 Feb 2018