"Particles in complex flows 2012" in Reykjavik June 25-29, 2012

June 25, 2012
9:00AM - 5:00PM

CNLS is helping to organize a coference on "Particles in complex flows 2012" in Reykjavik June 25-29, 2012.


25-29 June 2012
Reykjavik University
Keynote Speakers
Eberhard Bodenschatz
Mickael Bourgoin
Luca Brandt
Enrico Calzavarini
Prasad Perlekar
Zellman Warhaft

The transport, distribution and collisions of particles in
turbulent flows is of fundamental interest, as well as being
present in a variety of engineering and naturally occurring
flows. Examples of related scientific challenges include rain
formation in clouds, pollution dispersion in the atmosphere,
emission reduction in combustion and plankton population
dynamics. In such flows, particle inertia is an important
parameter, but in many cases finite particle size and
deformation play important roles. In most real life flows, the
flow geometries are complex due to mixed forcing at various
scales. This in addition to the complex relationship between
large scale structures, intermittency and anisotropy at the small
scales of motion in turbulence present us with a rare challenge
increase the scope of our understanding, by systematically
investigate complex flows from the numerical, theoretical and
the experimental point of view.

Organizing Committee:
Björn Birnir - University of Iceland
Armann Gylfason - Reykjavik University
Bernhard Mehlig - University of Gothenburg
Federico Toschi - Eindhoven University of Technology