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UK Fluids Network Newsletter
Issue 12 (6/11/17)
Welcome to Issue 12 of the UK Fluids Network newsletter, a regular summary of the Network's activities and news from the UK Fluids community.
***Please note the attached pdf version contains additional graphics to accompany the text***
1. NEW Photo and video competition (https://fluids.ac.uk/competition)
There is a new competition for photos and videos on the theme of “The interface between solid and fluid mechanics”. The closing date is 30 November, and full details on how to participate are on the website. We had a great response to the last competition, so we are looking forward to seeing how you interpret the subject of this one.
2. Website news
(a) Directory page (https://fluids.ac.uk/directory) – users can search via tags (currently limited to fluids sub-disciplines) and institutions. Future developments (available shortly) will include the ability to search by 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) Talks pages (https://fluids.ac.uk/talks) – there are more recorded talks being added every week. New feeds featuring Manchester Mathematics and Warwick Engineering have also been added.
(c) 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.
3. Short Research Visits (https://fluids.ac.uk/srv)
The third batch of Short Research Visits have been awarded.
• Mr Jack Atkinson (University of Cambridge)
Title: “An experimental investigation into the dynamics of eye formation in atmospheric vortices”
Visiting: University of Oxford
• Dr Merlin Etzold (University of Cambridge)
Title: “Novel ionic liquid dyes for fluid dynamics and decontamination studies”
Visiting: dstl (Defence Science and Technology Laboratory)
• Dr Zhihua Xie (Cardiff University)
Title: “Numerical modelling of three-phase flows”
Visiting: University of Cambridge/BP Institute
• Mr Kristian Thijssen (University of Oxford)
Title: “Setting up lattice Boltzmann codes to model slippery liquid-infused porous surfaces (SLIPS)”
Visiting: University of Durham
• Mr Alistair Rodgers (University of Leeds)
Title: “The soil removal mechanisms of liquid jets and sprays used in pharmaceutical batch cleaning”
Visiting: University of Cambridge
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.
The map (see attachment) shows the SRVs funded to date. Apply by 31 January 2018 for a chance to develop a mathematical model, share an experimental facility or advance a numerical technique — and at the same time connect up some more of the dots.
4. UKFN at APS
The 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics takes place over 19-21 November in Denver, Colorado. UKFN will be represented at the Cambridge University Press stand, where you can find interactive leaflets using QR codes (see attachment).
Other APS news: Tom Crawford of Naked Scientists and Nicole Sharp of the FY Fluid Dynamics blog have teamed up to interview speakers and delegates at the conference, many from the UK. Their videos will be featured on the Journal of Fluid Mechanics blog and highlighted on the UKFN website. It could be you!
5. 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.
6. Forthcoming workshops and conferences (What’s On & Tweets)
(a) 7th European Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics, ECFD 7 (jointly with 6th European Conference on Computational Mechanics (Solids, Structures and Coupled Problems), ECCM 6)
11-15 June 2018, Glasgow
Deadline: submit abstracts to any of the scheduled Mini-symposia by 15 December 2017
• Please contact us by Friday, 1 December 2017 if you would like to advertise a workshop or conference in the next newsletter.
7. Open PDRA, faculty and other positions
(a) PDRA, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Loughborough University
Project ‘Complex flows and optics to model topographical substrate design: Solar panel application balancing superhydrophobicity and concentrated photovoltaics’
Closing date: 12 November 2017
(b) 2 PDRAs, School of Engineering, Newcastle University
Project ‘'MUltiphase Flow-induced Fluid-flexible structure InteractioN in Subsea applications (MUFFINS)'
Refs: https://tinyurl.com/y7p6hxvp, https://tinyurl.com/yap96hwc
Closing date: 19 November 2017
(c) PDRA, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Sheffield
Closing date: 23 November 2017
• Please contact us by Friday, 1 December 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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