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UK Fluids Network Newsletter
Issue 14 (22/1/18, updated with correction to Item 4)
Welcome to Issue 14 of the UK Fluids Network newsletter, a regular summary of the Network's activities and news from the UK Fluids community.
1. Photo and video competition #2 – winners (https://fluids.ac.uk/competition)
Congratulations to the winners of our latest competition ‘The interface between solid and fluid mechanics’.
• Photo winner is Callum Cuttle from the University of Manchester with ‘Spatio-temporal feathering in elastic channels’ (https://fluids.ac.uk/files/01_Photo.1513333710.png).
• Video winner is the team of Maxime Inizan, Finn Box, Alfonso Castrejón-Pita & Dominic Vella from the University of Oxford with ‘Wrinkly impact’ (https://sms.cam.ac.uk/media/2618474).
They will each receive a prize of £200.
There will be another competition in March, with a new theme. Keep watching the website, Twitter and this newsletter for more details nearer the time.
2. Fluids dissertation prize 2018
UKFN is delighted to announce a new competition for the best fluids-themed doctoral thesis submitted during 2017. Dissertations will be nominated by examiners, closing date 31 March 2018, and a shortlist of 3 finalists drawn up by a panel drawn from UKFN: the winner will be decided at the 2018 UK Fluids Conference in September (see Item 4), where the finalists will each present their work in a dedicated session to find the overall winner, who will receive a prize of £500. There will be follow-up coverage of the winner on the UKFN website.
Full details will appear on the website in the near future. In the meantime, if you have examined an outstanding thesis in fluid mechanics lately, think about putting the candidate forward. Contact email@example.com if you have any questions.
3. Short Research Visits – more visits, more often (https://fluids.ac.uk/srv)
Proposals for SRVs will now be reviewed every 2 months instead of every 4 months, with immediate effect. The next deadline for applications is still 31 January 2018, followed by 31 March 2018, etc., up to 31 May 2019.
Remember that any UK fluids researcher – PhD student, postdoc, PI, industrial collaborator – can apply for a Short Research Visit to spend 1-2 weeks with another researcher or group, and UKFN will cover up to £1000 of your expenses. Previous visits have been used to develop a mathematical model, share an experimental facility or advance a numerical technique.
The SRV page on the website contains full details, including some visit reports.
The next deadline is 31 January 2018.
4. ERCOFTAC Osborne Reynolds Day and UK Fluids Conference 2018
The annual ERCOFTAC Osborne Reynolds Day will be moving from July to September this year to sit alongside the UK Fluids Conference.
Both will be hosted this year by the University of Manchester, with the ERCOFTAC Osborne Reynolds Day on Monday 3rd September at the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, and the UK Fluids Conference running over 4th-6th September in the Renold Building, both venues located on the North Campus.
We will announce further details on both of these as they become available.
5. APS-DFD 2017 videos on YouTube
The first of the videos by Tom Crawford (https://tomrocksmaths.com/) and Nicole Sharp of FYFD (http://fyfluiddynamics.com/) from last November’s APS-DFD meeting, on the theme of the Gallery of Fluid Motion, will be available very soon. It will be featured both on the FYFD site and on its YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/fyfluiddynamics.
The second video, on the theme of ‘Winter’, will appear on the JFM site https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/journal-of-fluid-mechanics and the associated YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/CambridgeJournals.
Subsequent monthly videos will then alternate between the two, although there will always be links on both websites/channels and on Tom’s website and YouTube channel www.youtube.com/tomrocksmaths.
6. Forthcoming workshops and conferences (What’s On & Tweets)
(a) ECFD 7 (7th European CFD conference)
11-15 June 2018, Glasgow
The conference will run Mini-symposia on a wide range of topics (the full list is available at http://www.eccm-ecfd2018.org/frontal/MSList.asp), and you are invited to submit 1-page talk abstracts, using the template at http://www.eccm-ecfd2018.org/frontal/Registration.asp, by 31 January.
Several of these are directly relevant to UKFN SIGs:
MS46: Biomechanics of the eye (SIG ‘Fluid mechanics of the eye’)
MS121: Novel time stepping methods for computational fluid dynamics (SIG ‘Next generation time-stepping strategies for computer simulations of multi-scale fluid flows’)
MS146: Non-newtonian fluid flows: numerical methods and applications (Non-Newtonian fluid mechanics’)
MS156: Adjoint Methods for Optimisation, Mesh Adaptation and Uncertainty Quantification (‘Numerical optimisation with fluids’)
MS192: Developments in reduced-order modelling of the cardiovascular system – methods and applications (‘Challenges in cardiovascular flow modelling’)
(b) Advanced courses at CISM (International Centre for Mechanical Sciences)
17 one-week courses between April and October 2018, Udine, Italy
Programme and registration at http://www.cism.it/courses/
• Please contact us by Friday, 23 February 2018 if you would like to advertise a workshop or conference in the next newsletter.
7. Open PDRA, faculty and other positions
(a) PDRA, School of Engineering, Newcastle University
Microfluidics for osteoarthritis tissue models
Closing date: 22 January 2018
Applications & Service Engineer (UK-based)
Closing date: n/a
• Please contact us by Friday, 23 February 2018 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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