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UK Fluids Network Newsletter
Issue 11 (29/9/17)
Welcome to Issue 11 of the UK Fluids Network newsletter, a regular summary of the Network's activities and news from the UK Fluids community.
1. New address for UKFN (Repeat)
The UK Fluids Network has moved to https://fluids.ac.uk, so please use the new address. The main contact email is now email@example.com and ‘fluids.ac.uk’ has replaced ‘ukfluids.net’ in all other email addresses and URLs.
2. Photo and video competition results (https://fluids.ac.uk/competition)
Congratulations to the winners of our first UKFN photo/video competition.
PHOTO: Megan Davies Wykes (Cambridge) with “(Accidental) double diffusive instability”
Heat from lamps above the experiment is absorbed by dyed, salty fluid, heating it up and making it less dense. This warm fluid rises, but the heat diffuses away, leaving dense, salty fluid in narrow vertical plumes. http://tinyurl.com/ukfn1-photo-winner
VIDEO: Luke Muscutt (Southampton) with “The hydrodynamics of plesiosaurs”
The video is a combination of data from simulations and experiments on tandem flapping flippers. http://tinyurl.com/ukfn1-video-winner
Thanks to everyone who took part, both competitors and voters. We will be following up the stories behind some of the entries over the coming weeks, as well as launching a new competition.
3. Website news
(a) Directory page (https://fluids.ac.uk/directory) – an early version is available on the website. Users can search via tags (currently limited to fluids sub-disciplines). Future developments (available shortly) will include the ability to search by institution and application area.
You need to be registered to appear in the research results, so please visit https://fluids.ac.uk/register and enter your details – it only takes a few minutes to become part of the Directory.
(b) SIG pages (https://fluids.ac.uk/sig) – the individual SIG pages are now editable by SIG leaders, so check back on your favourite SIGs for new content.
Note that using the ‘Join SIG mailing list’ feature on the SIG pages adds your email address to a list accessible to the SIG leaders, but is not able to send an email confirmation at present.
4. Short Research Visits, final call for 30 September 2017 (https://fluids.ac.uk/srv)
Applications for Short Research Visit grants will close on 30 September 2017 for the current round – proposals that miss this deadline will go into the next batch, but these would not start until February 2018.
SRVs are open to any UK fluids researcher for a visit of 1-2 weeks within the UK, with up to £1000 per visit available from UKFN. The SRV page on the website contains full details, including some visit reports.
Remember: the deadline for the current batch is 30 September 2017.
5. UKFN at the UK Fluids Conference
The 2nd UK Fluids Conference at Leeds (6-8 Sep 2017) was a great success, attracting 180 delegates and featuring over 80 contributed talks, including almost 60 from students, in two parallel sessions. The poster presentation attracted 35 entries.
UKFN was involved in several ways.
In conjunction with JFM, prizes were awarded for the best student presentations and posters. In both cases the runner-up received a prize of CUP books to the value of £75, while the winner received the books plus £150.
1st: Jack Atkinson, Cambridge
"The evolution of rising thermals"
Runner-up: Hannah Kreczak, Leeds
"Rates of chaotic mixing: models of fluid devices with discontinuities
1st: Thomas Rees, ICL
"Heating models for faceted shapes in atmospheric re-entry flows"
Runner-up: Joshua Holgate, Manchester
"Fully resolved LES and dynamic mode analysis of turbulent pipe flows with varying bend radius"
(b) ‘Meet the SIG leaders’
Around 60 people came to the lunch on the final day of the conference, including representatives of 18 SIGs. Following a welcome from Paul Linden of the UKFN Executive Committee, there was a brief introduction by each SIG, followed by networking.
(c) Booklet on UKFN SIGs and SRVs
A 48-page booklet was produced for the conference describing each SIG, and each delegate was given a copy. If you weren’t there, or missed your copy, the pdf (around 30MB) may be downloaded from http://tinyurl.com/SIG-booklet-Sep17.
6. Fluids dissertation prize
UKFN will be funding an annual competition for the best fluids-themed doctoral thesis. Dissertations will be nominated by examiners, and a shortlist judged by a panel drawn from UKFN. There will be follow-up coverage of the winner and their work. Details will appear on the website and through the newsletter in the near future.
7. Forthcoming workshops and conferences (What’s On & Tweets)
(a) Fluid mechanics of planets and stars
16-20 Apr 2018, Udine, Italy
Deadline: application (including letter of recommendation) – 16 February 2018
• Please contact us by Friday, 27 October 2017 if you would like to advertise a workshop or conference in the next newsletter.
8. Open PDRA, faculty and other positions
(a) PhD studentship, Centre for Medical Informatics/Dept of Engineering, University of Edinburgh
Through the tumour labyrinth: developing a mechanistic understanding of blood flow and oxygen delivery in tumour vasculature
Closing date: 15 October 2017
(b) Marie Curie PhD in Aerodynamics, Aeroelasticity and Acoustics department at ONERA
High-order discontinuous Galerkin LES for aeroacoustic analysis of turbulent jets
Closing date: 31 October 2017
(c) Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Applied Mathematics, Newcastle University
Closing date: 15 November 2017
• Please contact us by Friday, 27 October 2017 if you would like to advertise open PDRA, faculty and other positions in the next newsletter.
If you have any other items that you would like to advertise through the newsletter, please let us know.
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