The 13th International ERCOFTAC symposium on engineering, turbulence, modelling and measurements aims to provide a bridge between researchers and practitioners in flow, turbulence and combustion by reporting fundamental and application-oriented progress in all areas of turbulence research.

ETMM13 will take place in Rhodes, Greece, 23-25 of September 2020 12-14 of May, 2021.

Conference cancellation for 2020 – ETMM13 Conference to be held in Rhodes in May 12-14 2021

After a careful consideration of the ongoing developments related to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Local ETMM Organizing Committee in collaboration with the ERCOFTAC Council, have decided to reschedule the conference for May 12-14, 2021 to be held at the same venue in Rhodes. The ETMM13 conference which was originally scheduled for 23-25 of September this year, has correspondingly been cancelled for 2020. More details regarding the new organization will follow via the website.

The Local ETMM Organizing Committee and the ERCOFTAC Council would like to take this opportunity to wish you all the best.

We look forward to welcoming you to Rhodes, May 12-14, 2021.


The ETMM series of conferences was initiated in 1990, with the first conference being held in Dubrovnik, under the chairmanship of Prof. Wolfgang Rodi. The goal was to create a highly focused forum at which academic and industrial researchers would be given the opportunity to present and discuss new developments in modelling and measurement of turbulent flows, including combustion and multi-phase transport of immediate relevance to practical applications in fluid-flow engineering and related areas.

At that time, most conferences on turbulence and turbulent flows – especially those in Europe – had a distinctly fundamental flavour, attracting papers dealing primarily with the physics of turbulence, and with methods, both theoretical and experimental, designed to illuminate generic phenomena and universal laws in conditions far removed from those encountered in practice. ETTM thus gave itself the mission of exposing efforts that targeted the translation of fundamental discoveries into practically relevant models and experimental systems that would serve the design process in mechanical, aeronautical and civil engineering, and the prediction of physically and geometrically complex processes in the natural environment.

The background against which ETMM was established was one characterized by rapid developments in the area of statistical (RANS) turbulence modeling and their exploitation in commercial and industrial CFD codes. At the same time, sophisticated experimental techniques, such as 3D LDV, time-resolving PIV and PLIF, were becoming widely available in the form of commercially produced systems, and entered the industrial R&D environment. This strengthening link between academic research and industrial practice also motivated the foundation of the ERCOFTAC organisation, in 1998, intended to establish itself as the premier European network for academic and industrial researchers in flow, turbulence and combustion.

Until now twelve ETMM conferences were held over the past 30 years, all around the Mediterranean area:


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Rhodes, a city with 2.400 year history, the place that gave birth to legends and hosted significant personalities of politics, the arts and culture, with a beauty that enthralled its conquerors through the centuries, hosts the welcoming Sheraton Rhodes Resort. The hotel, cocooned in the beauty of its attractive lush gardens with the blue expanse of the pristine waters in front of its private beach, is ideally situated in a key spot in Ixia, just 4 kilometres from the famous Medieval Town of Rhodes – the best preserved medieval city in the world and an UNESCO World Heritage Monument. Sheraton Rhodes Resort encompasses in its grounds and services the very things that Rhodes offers: natural beauty, unique architecture, a variety of entertainment options, modern infrastructure and traditional hospitality.

The Sheraton’s offers wireless internet throughout the meeting spaces, a fully operational business centre and Link@Sheraton® where hotel guests can check their e-mails in comfortable surroundings. The hotel features 15 meeting rooms & over 3000sqm of flexible meeting and conference space most having natural daylight and access to a terrace with sea view.

Past ETMM Conferences

ETMM-1 in Dubrovnik (1990)

ETMM-2 in Florence (1993)

ETMM-3 in Crete (1996)

ETMM-4 in Corsica (1999)

ETMM-5 in Mallorca (2002)

ETMM-6 in Sardinia (2005)

ETMM-7 in Cyprus (2008)

ETMM-8 in Marseille (2010)

ETMM-9 in Thessaloniki (2012)

ETMM-10 in Marbella (2014)

ETMM-11 in Palermo (2016)

ETMM-12 in Montpellier (2018)

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