Organised by Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Conference Details:

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The official language of the FMFP-2014 is English.

The venue of the conference is the campus of Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur, India. Lectures/ Presentations/ sessions will be held in the Lecture Hall Complex located inside the campus.

The conference aims to be a platform for reporting both fundamental and applied issues of fluid mechanics and fluid power. The overall themes of the conference is classified into the following tracks:

A. Fundamental Issues and Perspectives in Fluid Mechanics
This track deals with various fundamental issues and perspectives in fluid mechanics. Topics of interest in this track include, but are not limited to:

  1. Boundary-layer flows
  2. Separated flows
  3. Unsteady and pulsating flows
  4. Bifurcation and hysteresis
  5. Supersonic and hypersonic flows
  6. Vortex dynamics

B. Measurement Techniques and Instrumentation
This track deals with current information on state-of-the-art measurement techniques devoted to different areas of fluid flow measurements. This track includes the following topics and any other related topics of interest.

  1. Instrumentation
  2. Velocity measurement: Laser doppler velocimetry, hot-wire/hot-film anemometry, PIV, Holography etc.
  3. Scalar measurement: Pressure, density, temperature, species
  4. Multiphase flow measurement
  5. Force measurement
  6. Flow visualization
  7. Experimental hydraulics

C. Computational Fluid Dynamics
This track is intended to provide a platform for presenting recent advancements in the development and application of various computational fluid dynamics techniques i.e. Direct Numerical Simulation (DNS), Large-Eddy-Simulation (LES), hybrid RANS/LES methodologies, finite volume, finite difference and Finite Element Method (FEM) etc. Various applications of CFD in the fields of aerodynamics, aero-acoustics, propulsion, combustion, and biomedical engineering are covered. The following topics and any other related topics are included in this track.

  1. Incompressible and compressible flows
  2. Internal and external flow
  3. High resolution schemes
  4. Turbulence modeling
  5. Mesh-less simulation

D. Instability, Transition and Turbulence
This track seeks fundamental research contributions to instability, transition and turbulent flows for enhancing our basic understanding on transition and turbulent flows. Topics of interest in this track include, but are not limited to:

  1. Flow instability and transition
  2. Turbulent flows: issues and perspectives
  3. Wall bounded turbulent flow
  4. Turbulent jet, wake and shear layer
  5. Turbulence modeling
  6. Flow visualization and coherent structures
  7. Turbulence mixing and heat transfer
  8. Atmospheric turbulence

E. Turbomachinery
The goal of this track is to provide a platform for presenting recent developments in aerodynamics and hydrodynamics in the area of turbomachinery flows. This track includes the following topics and any other relevant topics.

  1. Gas turbines
  2. Hydraulic turbines
  3. Compressors, pumps and fans
  4. Wind turbines
  5. Micro turbines/compressors/pumps
  6. Experimental and computational analysis
  7. Unsteady flows, Stator-rotor interactions
  8. Aerothermal analysis of blades, blade cooling
  9. Transition and turbulence

F. Multiphase Flows
This track provides opportunity for the presentation of results obtained using novel measuring techniques, recent theoretical developments and models, as well as the latest computational algorithms for understanding of multiphase flows. This track deals with the following topics and any other related topics of interest.

  1. Liquid-solid flows (Sediment transport)
  2. Cavitation
  3. Porous media flows
  4. Solid liquid flows with phase change
  5. Bubble and droplet dynamics
  6. Atomization and sprays

G. Fluid-Structure Interaction and Flow-Induced Noise
This track covers theoretical, experimental and numerical investigations of various fluid-structure interaction and flow induced noise applications for problems in automotive, aircraft, biomedical, civil and other engineering applications. Topics of interest in this track include, but are not limited to:

  1. Fluid-structure interaction
  2. Oscillatory flows
  3. Chaos and chaotic advection
  4. Flow control
  5. Acoustics in compressible and incompressible fluid flow

H. Microfluidics
This track provides means for reporting the latest developments in the usage of fluid flow for micro-and nano-devices in mechanical, chemical, aerospace, and biological applications. The following topics and any other relevant topics are included in this track.

  1. Electro kinetic flows
  2. Capillarity and wetting
  3. Bio MEMS
  4. Flows in Biosensor
  5. Multiphase flows and heat transfer
  6. Microfluidic instability
  7. Micro-scale experimental techniques

I. Bio-inspired Fluid Mechanics
This track provides an opportunity to present recent developments in the general area of bio-inspired fluid mechanics and engineering. Topics of interest in this track include, but are not limited to

  1. Insects, birds and fish locomotion
  2. Bio-fluidics (micro/macro)
  3. Drug delivery systems

J. I. C. Engines and Gas-turbines
This track deals with understanding and control of the spatial-temporal properties of the flows in IC engines and gas turbines. The following topics and any other relevant topics are included in this track.

  1. Turbulent reactive flows in aeroengines and rockets
  2. IC Engines and combustion
  3. Modeling and simulation
  4. Combustion in Gas turbine
  5. Atomization and sprays

K. Specialized Topics
Topics of interest for various specialized tracks are as follows

  1. Non Newtonian flows
  2. Transport Phenomena in Materials Processing and Manufacturing Processes
  3. MHD and EHD flows
  4. Granular flows
  5. Power plant engineering
  6. Nuclear reactor thermal hydraulics
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