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UK Fluids Network Newsletter
Issue 15 (26/2/18)
Welcome to Issue 15 of the UK Fluids Network newsletter, a regular summary of the Network's activities and news from the UK Fluids community.
1. Website: Researcher resources (https://fluids.ac.uk/researcher-resources)
The Researcher resources section of the website comprises a growing collection of material aimed at sharing course notes, videos, slides, code snippets and useful links on any fluids-related topic, especially if relevant to graduate students.
We would like to hear from you if you have any courses, workshop notes, useful code, etc you are willing to share with the rest of the UK fluids community. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief outline of the material, and we will do our best to include it in the Researcher resources. There is no time limit for submitting resources.
2. NEW: Photo and video competition #3 (https://fluids.ac.uk/competition)
We are pleased to announce a new photo/video competition. The theme is:
“The invisible made visible: uncovering hidden patterns, trends and structures”.
As ever, the best photo and video will each receive a prize of £200, and the winners are chosen with a combination of popular vote and panel of judges. Details to appear on the website shortly.
The closing date is 31 March 2018.
3. NEW: Fluids dissertation prize 2018 (https://fluids.ac.uk/competition)
We are now accepting nominations for the best fluids-themed doctoral thesis submitted during 2017. Full details of what you need to include in your nomination may be found on https://fluids.ac.uk/competition.
The closing date for nominations is 31 March 2018.
The winner will be announced on 30 April 2018, and will receive a prize of £500. They will also be invited, along with two runners-up, to present their work at the UK Fluids Conference at Manchester in September. There will be follow-up coverage on the UKFN website.
4. UK Fluids Conference 2018 (https://ukfluidsconference2018.weebly.com/)
Submit your 200-word abstract for either an oral or poster presentation at the 2018 UK Fluids Conference by Monday 23 April 2018.
5. NEW: Early Career Researcher event for UKFN SIGs (https://tinyurl.com/ecr-multisig)
Andrew Edwards (email@example.com), Rohit Pillai (R.Pillai@ed.ac.uk) and Nicasio Geraldi (firstname.lastname@example.org) have organized an Early Career Researcher event, taking place on 21 March 2018 at Northumbria University, Newcastle. ECRs from any UKFN Special Interest Group are welcome to attend. Please see the link for a flyer with more details, and contact the organisers if you would like to attend or submit an abstract for an oral or poster presentation – the deadline has been extended to Monday 5 March.
6. Short Research Visits (https://fluids.ac.uk/srv)
The latest batch of SRVs has been awarded.
• Dr Pep Canyelles Pericas (Northumbria University)
Title: “Development of Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) DNA-based medical diagnostic assays using Surface Acoustic Waves (SAW) on flexible substrates”
Visiting: University of Glasgow
• Dr Radu Cimpeanu (University of Oxford)
Title: “Modelling the deformation of liquid surfaces under impinging gas jets”
Visiting: Loughborough University
• Dr Karthik Depuru-Mohan (Cranfield University)
Title: “Flow control techniques for reducing jet noise installation effects”
Visiting: (University of Bristol)
• Dr Andrew McMullan (University of Leicester)
Title: “The effect of inflow conditions on numerical simulations of shear flows”
Visiting: Cardiff University
• Dr Lawrence Mitchell (Imperial College, London)
Title: “Multigrid solvers for high Re stationary Navier-Stokes flow”
Visiting: University of Oxford
• Mr Scott Morgan (Cardiff University)
Title: “The effect of surface roughness on the impulse response in the rotating disk boundary layer”
Visiting: University of Leicester & University of Warwick
• Mr Tom O’Neill (University of Surrey)
Title: “Deriving rigorous estimates of the difference between Euler equation dynamics and semi-geostrophic dynamics”
Visiting: Meteorological Office
• Dr Srinivasa Ramisetti (University of Leeds)
Title: “Investigation of the liquid slip over surface nanobubbles”
Visiting: Queen Mary College, University of London
• Mr Jocelino Rodrigues (University of Cambridge)
Title: “Numerical study on indirect noise generation using LES”
Visiting: Imperial College, London
• Dr Dominic van der A (University of Aberdeen)
Title: “High-speed Particle Image Velocimetry in oscillatory sheet flows”
Visiting: University of Dundee
• Dr Ruo-Qian Wang (University of Dundee)
Title: “Sensitivity study of the tidal circulation pattern around Orkney Islands – is there a threshold of chaos?”
Visiting: Heriot-Watt University (Orkney campus)
• Prof Stephen Wilson (University of Strathclyde)
Title: “Viscous flow beneath a deformable elastic sheet”
Visiting: University of Bath
• Dr Ben Xu (Northumbria University)
Title: “Smart materials and surfaces enabled resilience engineering technology”
Visiting: Heriot-Watt University
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 for SRV proposals is 31 March 2018.
7. New APS DFD 2017 video on YouTube
There is a new video from JFM/FYFD on the theme of “Skiing, avalanches and freezing bubbles”
This is the second in a monthly series of videos featuring interviews with researchers from the 2017 APS DFD conference. The first one, highlighting the Gallery of Fluid Motion, is at https://youtu.be/tiLzI7hm8M0.
8. Forthcoming workshops and conferences (What’s On & Tweets)
(a) Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics CPD Course
10-11 April 2018, MACE, University of Manchester
(b) SIG meeting: new techniques and applications in Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics
12 April 2018, MACE, University of Manchester
(c) CISM Advanced Course “Turbulent mixing in stratified flows”
25-29 June 2018, Udine, Italy
Coordinated by Jean-Marc Chomaz (École Polytechnique) & Paul Linden (Cambridge)
Three are many other one-week courses between April and October 2018 at the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, Udine, Italy. Programme and registration at http://www.cism.it/courses/
(d) Meeting to celebrate the life and achievements of Prof Brian Spalding
12 April 2018, Imperial College, London
Further details from Prof Bill Jones, email@example.com
(e) 2nd UKFN SIG MEETING Multicore and Manycore Algorithms to Tackle Turbulent flows
27 March 2018, Imperial College, London
Free to attend, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
(f) 2nd UK Turbulence Consortium Incompact3d user meeting
28 March 2018, Imperial College, London
(g) 1st announcement of the High-Fidelity Industrial LES/DNS Symposium
14-16 November 2018, Thon Hotel EU, Brussels
Attendees to make presentations or organize mini-symposia. Deadline for abstracts 30 June.
(h) 12th International ERCOFTAC Symposium on Engineering Turbulence Modelling and Measurements (ETMM12)
26-28 September 2018, Montpellier, France
Deadline for abstracts extended to 9 March 2018.
(i) ERCOFTAC Spring Festival
26-27 April 2018, Research Dissemination Centre, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Register by 13 April 2018. For more information contact email@example.com.
• Please contact us by Friday, 23 March 2018 if you would like to advertise a workshop or conference in the next newsletter.
9. Open PDRA, faculty and other positions
(a) Staff position, Department of Maths, Physics & Electrical Engineering, Northumbria University
Associate Professor or Professor in Mathematics
Closing date: 28 February 2018
(b) PDRA, Institute of Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science, Aberystwyth University
Hydrodynamics of wet foams
Closing date: 4 March 2018
(c) PDRA, Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford
Wave modelling for project 'Wave loading on offshore wind turbine monopiles'
Closing date: midday, 8 March 2018
(d) PhD, Department of Aeronautics, Imperial College, London
Scale-resolving simulations of separated flows at high Reynolds numbers
Closing date: 13 April 2018
• Please contact us by Friday, 23 March 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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