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Postdoctoral Position in Numerical Simulation of Radiative-MHD

(from Prof. Ben-Wen Li, Dalian, China)

 

INTRODUCTION
The group of Prof. Dr. Li Ben-Wen, in Institute of Thermal Engineering, School of Energy & Power Engineering, Dalian University of Technology (DUT), has a long time and wide experience in researching thermal radiation, and its combinations with others, like, conduction, convection, combustion, and magnetohydrodynamics (MHD), and especially engaging in the numerical simulation. Recently, we obtained the NSFC (National Natural Science Foundation of China) project, titled “Research of Thermal Radiation Effects on Magnetohydrodynamics Instabilities” with granted No. 51976021 (Jan. 2020 till Dec. 2023). We are applying for more projects. We have accumulated lots of home-designed codes for pure thermal radiation (with participating media in 3D Cartesian coordinate systems and 2D cylindrical ones), radiation-conduction, radiation-hydrodynamics and radiation-MHD (spectral methods but with limitation of laminar flow). Meanwhile, lots of journal papers have been published. Based on the NSFC project, we are preparing experimental research and also numerical simulations, especially for laminar to turbulent transition. In such cases, a full postdoc position for the experienced scholar, who is an expert in CFD with DNS, is available.

RESPONSIBILITIES
The main task of the postdoc will be the numerical simulations of transition or turbulent Radiative-MHD in a cylinder or rectangular enclosure. The numerical methods can be the Finite Difference method, the Finite Volume method, but the Spectral method will be a priority. At present, the MHD will be limited to quasi-steady cases (the magnetic Reynolds number is far less than unit). For thermal radiation, we expect the full RTE (radiation transfer equation) solution with help of Prof. Li Ben-Wen (many home hold codes using spectral methods). The main challenges may exist in the transition to the spectral code from MMT (matrix multiplication transition) versions to FCT/FFT (fast cosine transformation/fast Fourier transformation) versions, the turbulent radiation interaction (TRI), and the instabilities analysis. The code transition is necessary to reduce computer costs for instabilities and turbulent flow. The spectral methods are necessary to keep the higher accuracy. Based on the simulations, more phenomena/disciplines can be observed/discovered for radiative MHD.
Based on our former works, you will be supervised by Prof. Li Ben-Wen, and collaborating with Ph.D. students. You can guide Ph.D. students both in experiments and simulations, especially the DNS and instability analysis. Your creativity is welcome and expected during the research process.

CONDITIONS
As for thermal radiation, we have accumulated lots of codes based on spectral methods or discrete ordinates methods (DOM).
Work office and personal computer are provided. The computer center will provide a computation source for large computation, and the computation cost will be paid from the project.
The salary per year is ¥300,000RMB before tax, about $46,470. Our university can provide an apartment with a bath and cook, but cheap rent.
Dalian is the most beautiful city in north-eastern China, and the communications in domestic and international are very fast and convenient.

PROFILE
The candidate should have a PhD degree in Physics or Engineering (or equivalent), with demonstrated experience in CFD in fluid mechanics, or thermo-hydrodynamics, or even in MHD.

OFFER
We offer the open, stimulating and multi-disciplinary research environment. The duration of the contract will be 2 years. After evaluation, it will be possible to extend another 1 year.

INTERESTED?
For more information please contact Prof. Li Ben-Wen at: +86-13664102228, heatli(at)dlut.edu.cn

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Dr. Ben-Wen Li, Prof. of
Institute of Thermal Engineering
School of Energy & Power Engineering
Dalian University of Technology
Mailing Address:
Room 720, Energy & Power Building in West Campus of Dalian University of Technology
No. 2, Linggong Road, Ganjingzi District
Dalian, 116024, Liaoning Province, China

18-21 July, 2022: Bifurcations and Instabilities in Fluid Dynamics 2021

BIFD2021 Symposium is postponed to July 18-21, 2022

more details will be available at https://www.bifd2021.org/

PhD on the Transition to Turbulence in Particulate Pipe Flows (Coventry, UK)

A PhD position in experimental fluid mechanics is open at the Centre for Fluid and Complex Systems (FCS), Coventry University, in collaboration with Oxford University, under the joint supervision of Prof. Alban Pothérat, (Coventry University, UK, http://users.complexity-coventry.org/~potherat/ ) and Prof. Tom Mullin (Oxford University).

The topic concerns the experimental study of pipe flows seeded with particles. At high enough flowrates, flows of liquids in pipes become turbulent. The transition process involves complex nonlinear mechanisms that are still not fully understood. Yet predicting, delaying or triggering – in other words controlling –  the onset of turbulence is a pressing need both as one of the fundamental challenges of fluid mechanics and for the vast range of practical problems where the radically different energy and pressure losses incurred in laminar or turbulent flows have drastic consequences.

A more recent angle to this problem emerged with the growing practical importance of flows seeded with particles that can either prevent or induce a transition to turbulence depending on their size and concentration.  The underlying mechanisms were unknown until recently. The centre for Fluid and Complex systems developed a fully transparent pipe flow device of hitherto unmatched accuracy fitted with a unique optical detection device capable of mapping the motion of fluid and particles simultaneously to make the first breakthrough in this problem of fundamental importance. The question now is to understand how the motions of fluid and particles interact in detail, ultimately manipulate this interaction with electric fields and control the transition.  This is precisely the objective of this PhD, that offers a unique opportunity to use and develop cutting edge experimental techniques to tackle one of the great challenges of nonlinear physics, for both fundamental and practical purposes.

The fluid and Complex Systems Research Centre (https://www.coventry.ac.uk/research/areas-of-research/centre-for-fluid-and-complex-systems) gathers fluid dynamicists, physicists and engineers to tackle fundamental, but also real-life problems involving fluids and complexity with mathematical rigour. For example, aside from its more traditional forte in fluid dynamics and statistical physics, the centre is also developing novel approaches in engineering fluid mechanics, flow measurement and socio-physics. The Fluid Dynamics Group currently comprises 15 Staff and PhD students and runs projects combining theory, numerical simulations and experiments, supported by a number of grants from research funding bodies (EPSRC, The Leverhulme Trust, the Royal Society…) and international partnerships. The group forms part of Coventry University’s Mathematics Unit of Assessment (10) for the Research Excellence Framework. 87% of the submission’s output was deemed internationally excellent at REF 2014. The centre prides itself in its active integration of PhD students in its academic life (events, seminars, interaction with its staff) and provides a vibrant international and interdisciplinary environment conducive to the production of world-class research.

Candidates must hold, or be on course for a 1st class Bsc. or Msc. degree in engineering or physics, with previous experimental experience and be motivated to conduct technically advanced experimental projects. Experience in fluid mechanics and/or measurement technology is strongly advised. The position is for a period of 3.5 years and is expected to start in January 2021.

To express interest in this PhD opportunity, please send a CV and a full transcript of academic records to Alban Pothérat (Coventry University, alban.potherat(at)coventry.ac.uk). Informal enquiries are encouraged.

PhD positions at Georgia State University (USA)

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Georgia State University (Atlanta, Georgia, USA) invites applications from prospective PhD students interested in magnetohydrodynamics, turbulence, and astrophysical plasmas.  New PhD projects in MHD theory and simulation will focus on modelling the interstellar medium using both local and global simulations.  These projects will use new computer systems at Georgia State University, national and international supercomputers, and data from world-class telescopes. 

The deadline for application is January 15th, 2021.  Successful candidates will enter the program in August 2021.  Research assistantships are available.  Prospective students should apply at https://www.phy-astr.gsu.edu/graduate/admissions/.

Inquiries about the program and the application process can be directed to Dr. Jane Pratt (jpratt7(at)gsu.edu).

Issue October 2020

Content

  1. European Association of MagnetoHydroDynamics
  2. PhD Positions at Georgia State University (USA)
  3. Electromagnetic Processing of Materials – EPM2021, June 13-17, 2021 (Riga, Latvia)
  4. PhD on the Transition to Turbulence in Particulate Pipe Flows (Coventry, UK)
  5. Any Other Business
  6. Next Hydromag Newsletter

 


I. European Association of MagnetoHydroDynamics

(from Beatrice Collovati, France)

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We are pleased to announce the establishment of the European Association of MagnetoHydroDynamics (EuMHD https://eumhd.com).

This organization aims to foster the activities carried on by the MHD Community, bridging research institutions, supporting the participation to EU programmes call, contributing to the organization of Conferences and Workshops, setting up training paths on MHD, boosting career prospects of young researchers involved in MHD.

The aim of EuMHD is to make a system with all the subjects in any way involved in MHD research and development, Research Institutions, as well as Journals, Conferences, Newsletters, etc.

The membership registration to EuMHD is open and, in this preliminary phase, is free of cost. For the details, please visit the membership section of the website: https://eumhd.com/sample-page or send an email to info@eumhd.com

 

An open online meeting will be held on November 17th at 3:00 p.m. (CET time) with the following agenda:

  • EuMHD objectives
  • Participation in the next call of EU program COST
  • Participation in the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions to support mobility within MHD Community
  • Organization of the first MHD school
  • Collective writing of a textbook on all the fundamental and applicative aspects of MHD

 

To join the event one can register by sending an email to info@eumhd.com with the subject “EuMHD meeting 2020 November 17″ and reporting the following information in the text of the email:

 

Surname

Name

Affiliation

Country

email

 


II. PhD positions at Georgia State University (USA)

(from Jane Pratt, USA)

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The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Georgia State University (Atlanta, Georgia, USA) invites applications from prospective PhD students interested in magnetohydrodynamics, turbulence, and astrophysical plasmas.  New PhD projects in MHD theory and simulation will focus on modelling the interstellar medium using both local and global simulations.  These projects will use new computer systems at Georgia State University, national and international supercomputers, and data from world-class telescopes.

The deadline for application is January 15th, 2021.  Successful candidates will enter the program in August 2021.  Research assistantships are available.  Prospective students should apply at https://www.phy-astr.gsu.edu/graduate/admissions/.

Inquiries about the program and the application process can be directed to Dr. Jane Pratt (jpratt7(at)gsu.edu).

 


 

III. Electromagnetic Processing of Materials – EPM2021, June 13-17, 2021 (Riga, Latvia)

(from Svetlana Shchanicina, Latvia)

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International conference ELECTROMAGNETIC PROCESSING OF MATERIALS 2021 will take place in Riga Latvia on June 13-17, 2021.

Electromagnetic Processing of Materials (EPM) relates to all branches of materials processing where some benefit could be attained from an electromagnetic influence on the process. This covers traditional areas such as liquid metal processing, metal casting and solidification, induction heating, but also crystal growth from the melt, plasma processes, recycling, separation. The series of EPM conferences was initiated in 1994 by S. Asai (Japan) and M. Garnier (France). It takes place every three years alternating between Europa and Asia (Nagoya 1994, Paris 1997, Nagoya 2000, Lyon 2003, Sendai 2006, Dresden 2009, Beijing 2012, Cannes 2015, Hyogo 2018). The conference is open for any kind of materials processing involving electric or magnetic fields. It intends to bring together people from academic institutions, industry and related equipment manufacturers.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Riga 13-17 June 2021.

Conference website: https://www.epm2021.lu.lv/en/

EPM Summer School for PhD Students: https://www.epm2021.lu.lv/en/welcome/epm-summer-course

Registration is open: https://www.epm2021.lu.lv/en/registration/registration

 

Abstract submission deadline is January 15, 2021

 


IV. PhD on the Transition to Turbulence in Particulate Pipe Flows (Coventry, UK)

(from Alban Potherat, UK)

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A PhD position in experimental fluid mechanics is open at the Centre for Fluid and Complex Systems (FCS), Coventry University, in collaboration with Oxford University, under the joint supervision of Prof. Alban Pothérat, (Coventry University, UK, http://users.complexity-coventry.org/~potherat/ ) and Prof. Tom Mullin (Oxford University).

The topic concerns the experimental study of pipe flows seeded with particles. At high enough flowrates, flows of liquids in pipes become turbulent. The transition process involves complex nonlinear mechanisms that are still not fully understood. Yet predicting, delaying or triggering – in other words controlling –  the onset of turbulence is a pressing need both as one of the fundamental challenges of fluid mechanics and for the vast range of practical problems where the radically different energy and pressure losses incurred in laminar or turbulent flows have drastic consequences.

A more recent angle to this problem emerged with the growing practical importance of flows seeded with particles that can either prevent or induce a transition to turbulence depending on their size and concentration.  The underlying mechanisms were unknown until recently. The centre for Fluid and Complex systems developed a fully transparent pipe flow device of hitherto unmatched accuracy fitted with a unique optical detection device capable of mapping the motion of fluid and particles simultaneously to make the first breakthrough in this problem of fundamental importance. The question now is to understand how the motions of fluid and particles interact in detail, ultimately manipulate this interaction with electric fields and control the transition.  This is precisely the objective of this PhD, that offers a unique opportunity to use and develop cutting edge experimental techniques to tackle one of the great challenges of nonlinear physics, for both fundamental and practical purposes.

The fluid and Complex Systems Research Centre (https://www.coventry.ac.uk/research/areas-of-research/centre-for-fluid-and-complex-systems) gathers fluid dynamicists, physicists and engineers to tackle fundamental, but also real-life problems involving fluids and complexity with mathematical rigour. For example, aside from its more traditional forte in fluid dynamics and statistical physics, the centre is also developing novel approaches in engineering fluid mechanics, flow measurement and socio-physics. The Fluid Dynamics Group currently comprises 15 Staff and PhD students and runs projects combining theory, numerical simulations and experiments, supported by a number of grants from research funding bodies (EPSRC, The Leverhulme Trust, the Royal Society…) and international partnerships. The group forms part of Coventry University’s Mathematics Unit of Assessment (10) for the Research Excellence Framework. 87% of the submission’s output was deemed internationally excellent at REF 2014. The centre prides itself in its active integration of PhD students in its academic life (events, seminars, interaction with its staff) and provides a vibrant international and interdisciplinary environment conducive to the production of world-class research.

Candidates must hold, or be on course for a 1st class Bsc. or Msc. degree in engineering or physics, with previous experimental experience and be motivated to conduct technically advanced experimental projects. Experience in fluid mechanics and/or measurement technology is strongly advised. The position is for a period of 3.5 years and is expected to start in January 2021.

To express interest in this PhD opportunity, please send a CV and a full transcript of academic records to Alban Pothérat (Coventry University, alban.potherat(at)coventry.ac.uk). Informal enquiries are encouraged.


 

V. Other business

(from Alex Pedcenko, UK)

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If you have some interesting stuff to share, please, drop an e-mail, we can share through our http://hydromag.eu website and Twitter: https://twitter.com/HydromagNews

 


 

VI. Next Hydromag Newsletter

 

Will be issued in the middle of December 2020. Please send information you wish to be included in next issue to

a.pedcenko(at)coventry.ac.uk

not later than 15 of December 2020. If you have an urgent announcement, we can publish at http://hydromag.eu  between the issues.

Please forward any information you may have on MHD-related conferences, meetings, publications, jobs, PhD positions etc.

Thank you,

Alex Pedcenko

Coventry University

 

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Research Fellow in Experimental Fluid Mechanics on Magnetoconvection in the Earth Liquid Core Funded by The Leverhulme Trust

Full-time, Fixed Term until 31st December 2021
Closing Date: 13 March 2020
Under the supervision of Professor Alban Pothérat, (http://users.complexity-coventry.org/~potherat/), Executive Director of the Centre for Fluid and Complex Systems Research, Coventry University, UK.

Applications are invited for the position of Research Associate in Experimental Fluid Mechanics sponsored by the Leverhulme Trust (http://www.leverhulme.ac.uk). The project concerns convection in magnetic fields in the so called “Tangent Cylinder” region of the Earth’s core. Much of the mystery surrounding the Earth’s dynamics (its magnetic field, plate tectonics) lies in the nature of the convective patterns within the Earth’s liquid core, and in particular in the region called the “Tangent Cylinder”. What are the possible convective states under the combined influence of the Earth’s rotation and magnetic field, and how erratic are they? This project is part of a theoretical and experimental research program funded by the Trust that aims at answering these questions. The purpose of the experimental part of the programme is to explore the nonlinear convective states that may exist within a laboratory based ‘Tangent Cylinder’ when suitable perturbations are applied to the flow. These states will then be evaluated to see which are mostly likely to underpin the Earth’s core convection.

The project involves operating a novel experiment previously developed in our group to visualise rotating magnetoconvective patterns. Its principle is to use a weakly conductive, but transparent electrolyte, subjected to the very high magnetic fields available at the Grenoble High Magnetic Field Laboratory (France). Part of the experimental work will consist of upgrading the technique first developed in this experiment that makes it possible to visualise flow patterns in electrically conductive fluids by means of bespoke Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) methods.

The successful candidate should hold a PhD or equivalent in Fluid Mechanics, Geophysics, or Physics with a proven track record of producing scientific output at the highest level, as evidenced by high-quality journal publications. The Research Associate will work within the vibrant environment of the Fluid Dynamics group, part of the Fluid and Complex Systems Research Centre, at Coventry University. The group conducts both fundamental and applied research in the fields of stability, magnetohydrodynamics, turbulence and geophysical fluid dynamics as well as other areas of fluid mechanics. In the REF2014, 84% of the group’s output, as part of the mathematics submission, was deemed ‘internationally excellent’ or ‘world-leading’. The project involves extended stays at the Grenoble High Magnetic Field Laboratory, France where the experiment will be operated.

The post is fixed term until 31st December 2021. To apply please also include your CV with a publication list. For further information please contact Professor Alban Pothérat (Coventry University, alban.potherat@coventry.ac.uk, +44(0)2477 65 88 65).

Closing Date: 13 March 2020

Apply online

Issue#4, 2019

Hydromag Newsletter

Issue No. 4, 2019

 

Dear Colleagues,

Happy New Year!

The ICTAM 2020 abstracts’ deadline is next week (10/01/2020), I’ve been asked to remind you about the following thematic sessions

 

Contents 

  1. ICTAM 2020 – Electro and Magnetohydrodynamics (FM18)
  2. ICTAM 2020 – Turbulence (FM15)
  3. ICTAM 2020 – Flow Instability and Transition (FM08)
  4. SCHEDULE OF CONFERENCES ON MHD AND RELATED TOPICS
  5. NEXT HYDROMAG NEWSLETTER

 


I.   ICTAM 2020  in Milano, Session on Electro and Magnetohydrodynamics (FM18): Confirmed invited speakers and deadline for abstracts (10/01/2020)

(from Alban Potherat, Coventry, UK)

 

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce an Electro- and Magnetohydrodynamics Thematic Session for ICTAM 2020 (FM18).

Milano will be hosting the 25th International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (25th ICTAM) from 23 to 28 August 2020. This edition will follow the 24th ICTAM held in Montreal in August 2016. ICTAM congresses are organized under the auspices of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM) and gather every four years the mechanics community from around the world.

Confirmed invited speakers:

  • Dr Frank STEFANI, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (Germany)
  • Prof. Pedro Ángel VAZQUEZ GONZALEZ, Universidad de Sevilla (Spain)
  • Prof. Greg SHEARD, Monash University (Australia)

The essential information about  ICTAM can be found in the attached flyer, and further details at https://www.ictam2020.org/

Abstract submission begins on 1st – October – 2019, until  January 10th 2019

The congress is organized in thematic sessions, of which them being Electro- and Magnetohydrodynamics (FM18). This session is also a unique opportunity to bring together the EHD and MHD communities, in order to highlight all the scientific ingredients common to these scientific disciplines.

We are welcoming submissions on such topics as

  • liquid metal MHD, both fundamental and applied to industrial problems
  • astro- and geophysical MHD, including planetary interiors, convection and dynamo problems
  • numerical and experimental methods in MHDs,
  • electrohydrodynamic flows in liquids,
  • EHD Microfluidics, spraying and atomization

not excluding other topics on electro- and magneto-hydrodynamics

Please forward this message to colleagues interested in this thematic session or in ICTAM, and do not hesitate to contact us for any questions.

Yours sincerely,

Alban Potherat and Laurent Davoust,

organizers of the Electro- and Magnetohydrodynamics Session.

 


II.   ICTAM 2020: Session on Turbulence (FM15) (deadline 10-01-2020)

 (from Martin Oberlack, Germany:  ictam2020@fdy.tu-darmstadt.de)

 

Dear Colleagues,

The 25th International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ICTAM2020) will be held in Milan, Italy, August 23-28, 2020. We have been asked to co-chair and organize the Thematic Session FM15 Turbulence.

For this we are pleased to invite you to submit an abstract to the aforementioned Session. An extended abstract has to be uploaded here: https://www.ictam2020.org/abstract-submission.

We are already seeing a very interesting group of internationally renowned speakers, so we expect a very exciting session.

The closing date for extended abstract submission is January 10, 2020. We highly recommend uploading the extended abstracts way before the closing date to avoid a final rush and overload of the website.

We are very much looking forward to meeting you in Milano.

Wishing you happy holidays and a successful new year

Martin Oberlack (TU Darmstadt / Germany) and Peter Frick (Perm State University / Russia)

 


III.    ICTAM 2020: Flow Instability and Transition Thematic Session of ICTAM 2020 (FM08) (deadline 10-01-2020)

 (from Marcello Augusto Faraco de Medeiros and Alex Gelfgat)

 

Dear Colleagues,

This is an announcement of the Flow Instability and Transition Thematic Session of ICTAM 2020.

Milano will have the privilege of hosting the 25th International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (25th ICTAM) from 23 to 28 August 2020. This edition will follow the 24th ICTAM held in Montreal in August 2016.

ICTAM congresses are organized under the auspices of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM) and gather every four years the mechanics community from around the world.

All the information can be found at https://www.ictam2020.org

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE10/January/2020

The congress is organized in thematic sessions, one of them being Flow Instability and Transition (FM08).

We expect this will be the leading meeting on this topic in 2020.

This Thematic Section has the following confirmed invited speakers:

  • Denis Sipp – ONERA – France
  • Ardeshir Hanif – KTH – Sweden
  • Dwight Barkley – University of Warwick- UK
  • Björn Hof –  IST – Austria

Examples of topics that would be of interest are:

  • Novel experimental and numerical approaches to studies of instability and transition,
  • Instability and transition in shear flows,
  • Instability and transition in flows affected by heat/mass transfer,
  • Instability and transition in compressible flows,

not excluding other topics in transition and instability.

We are sorry if you get multiple copies of this mail.

Please forward this message to colleagues interested in this thematic session or in ICTAM, and do not hesitate to contact us for any questions.

 

Yours sincerely,

Alexander Gelfgat and Marcello Augusto Faraco de Medeiros

organizers of the FM08 Flow Instability and Transition Session

 

On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee and of the IUTAM Congress Committee, I would like to let you have my warmest invitation to join us in Milano for the 25th ICTAM.

Alberto Corigliano

President 25th ICTAM

 


IV.    Schedule of Conferences on MHD and Related Topics 

 


V. NEXT HYDROMAG NEWSLETTER

Next Hydromag Newsletter will be issued at the end of April 2020. Please send information you wish to be included into this issue to

a.pedcenko(at)coventry.ac.uk

not later than 15 of April 2020. If you have an urgent announcement, we can publish at http://hydromag.eu between the issues.

Please forward any information you may have on MHD-related conferences, meetings, publications etc.

Thank you,

—–
Alex Pedcenko
Coventry University
Priory Street Coventry
CV1 5FB United Kingdom
Tel: +44(0)24-77658974
e-mail: a.pedcenko(at)coventry.ac.uk

22-27 August 2021: Flow Instability and Transition Thematic Session of ICTAM 2020+1

The Organizing Committee, while defining the agenda of the ICTAM 2020+1 Congress, agreed to give a new opportunity to all Authors interested in the event.

If you have an interesting study to submit or if you did not manage to send your abstract for the congress on time, this is the moment you were waiting for!
NEW CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: from November 1st to November 30th 2020

https://www.ictam2020.org/abstract-submission

 

Dear Colleague

This is an announcement of the Flow Instability and Transition Thematic Session of ICTAM 2020.

Milano will have the privilege of hosting the 25th International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (25th ICTAM) from 23 to 28 August 2020. This edition will follow the 24th ICTAM held in Montreal in August 2016.

ICTAM congresses are organized under the auspices of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM) and gather every four years the mechanics community from around the world.

All the information can be found at https://www.ictam2020.org/

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE – 10/January/2020

The congress is organized in thematic sessions, one of them being Flow Instability and Transition (FM08).
We expect this will be the leading meeting on this topic in 2020.

This Thematic Section has the following confirmed invited speakers:

Denis Sipp – ONERA – France
Ardeshir Hanif – KTH – Sweden
Dwight Barkley – University of Warwick- UK
Björn Hof –  IST – Austria

Examples of topics that would be of interest are:

– Novel experimental and numerical approaches to studies of instability and transition,

– Instability and transition in shear flows,

– Instability and transition in flows affected by heat/mass transfer,

– Instability and transition in compressible flows,

not excluding other topics in transition and instability.

We are sorry if you get multiple copies of this mail.

Please forward this message to colleagues interested in this thematic session or in ICTAM, and do not hesitate to contact us for any questions.

Yours sincerely,
Alexander Gelfgat and Marcello Augusto Faraco de Medeiros

organizers of the FM08 Flow Instability and Transtion Session

On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee and of the IUTAM Congress Committee, I would like to let you have my warmest invitation to join us in Milano for the 25th ICTAM.

Alberto Corigliano
President 25th ICTAM

Marcello Augusto Faraco de Medeiros
Ph.D. Cambridge University

USP – Universidade de São Paulo
EESC – Escola de Engenharia de São Carlos
SAA – Departamento de Engenharia Aeronautica
Av. Trabalhador São Carlense, 400 – São Carlos – SP – CEP 13566-590
Tel.: +55 (0)16 3373 8377
FAX: +55 (0)16 3373 8346

Research Associate/Postdoc at HZDR (Dresden)

A member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers, the HZDR employs about 1,200 people. The Center’s focus is on interdisciplinary research in the areas energy, health and matter.

The Institute of Fluid Dynamics is conducting basic and applied research in the fields of thermo-fluid dynamics and magnetohydrodynamics in order to improve the sustainability, the energy efficiency and the safety of industrial processes.

As part of the Institute, the Department of Magnetohydrodynamics, invites applications as Research Associate/Postdoc (m/f/d).

The position will be available from 1st January 2020. The employment contract is limited to three years.

Tasks:

The appearance of thermal superstructures in turbulent convection within very low Prandtl number fluids will be investigated experimentally in a large aspect ratio domain. The experiments will be conducted using the liquid metal Gallium-Indium-Tin (GaInSn) that has a Prandtl number of 𝑃𝑟 ≈ 0.03. Combined temperature and velocity measurements will provide detailed information about turbulent, convective superstructures and their dynamics. A novel Ultrasound-Doppler-Array technique will be used to measure for the first time two dimensional velocity vector fields of the superstructures in a turbulent liquid metal convection.

The project includes the following tasks:

  • preparation and operation of a Rayleigh-Bénard convection cell for liquid metal
  • measurements of global transport laws for heat and momentum
  • simultaneous measurements of flow velocity using ultrasound Doppler velocimetry and temperature distribution using thermocouples
  • investigation of the three-dimensional flow structure and dynamics of turbulent superstructures
  • comparison of the results to direct numerical simulations (carried out by project partners)

Requirements:

  • completed doctorate in physics, mechanical engineering or comparable qualification
  • a strong technical and physical understanding is mandatory
  • background knowledge on thermal convection would be advantageous

We offer:

  • high scientific professional networking as well as scientific excellence
  • internationality and diversity
  • interesting and diverse tasks, flexible working hours, salary based on the collective agreement TVöD-Bund
  • equality of opportunity and family-friendly structures, corporate health management
  • attractive work and research terms in a highly motivated team

Kindly submit your completed application (including cover letter, CV, diplomas/transcripts, etc.) only via our Online-application-system.

Online application English / German

Milano · 22-27 August 2021: Electro- and Magnetohydrodynamics Thematic Session for ICTAM 2020 (FM18)

 

UPDATES: https://www.ictam2020.org/important-dates

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce an Electro- and Magnetohydrodynamics Thematic Session for ICTAM 2020 (FM18).

Milano will be hosting the 25th International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (25th ICTAM) from 23 to 28 August 2020. This edition will follow the 24th ICTAM held in Montreal in August 2016. ICTAM congresses are organized under the auspices of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM) and gather every four years the mechanics community from around the world.

The essential information about  ICTAM can be found at https://www.ictam2020.org/thematic-sessions

Abstract submission begins on 1st – October – 2019.

The congress is organized in thematic sessions, of which them being Electro- and Magnetohydrodynamics (FM18). This session is also a unique opportunity to bring together the EHD and MHD communities, in order to highlight all the scientific ingredients common to these scientific disciplines.

We are welcoming submissions on such topics as

  • liquid metal MHD, both fundamental and applied to industrial problems
  • astro- and geophysical MHD, including planetary interiors, convection and dynamo problems
  • numerical and experimental methods in MHDs,
  • electrohydrodynamic flows in liquids,
  • EHD Microfluidics, spraying and atomization

not excluding other topics on electro- and magnetodhydrodynamics

Please forward this message to colleagues interested in this thematic session or in ICTAM, and do not hesitate to contact us for any questions.

 

Yours sincerely,

Alban Potherat and Laurent Davoust,

organizers of the Electro- and Magnetohydrodynamics Session.