ERCOFTAC Autumn Festival 2012,

Leonardo da Vinci Award & Committee Meetings

25th - 26th October

Organised by the University of Trieste at

International Centre for Theoretical Physics , ICTP

Adriatico Guest House

Trieste, Italy

ERCOFTAC is pleased to invite its members to the Autumn Festival and Committee Meetings, which will be held at ICTP, Trieste, Italy on the 25th - 26th October 2012.

Minutes of Meeting , Helsinki, Finland, May 2012

These are available by request from members of the association.

However, they will be available as hardcopy during the festival.

Travel and Accommodation


Trieste has its local airport, which connects to main Italian hubs, like Milan, Rome and Venice.

The below pdf provides a comprehensive picture on how one gets to ICTP.

For those who need to minimise travel time, optimum option is to land in Milan and connect to local airport, thereafter, a taxi ride to ICTP @ €50, or one can take the airport bus, no. 51 @ €10. Alternatively, one can land in Venice and take the train to Trieste Central Station, a journey of 1hr 40 minutes, thereafter, take bus 36 to ICTP or taxi (@ €10). If you wish to explore the town centre from ICTP, then bus no. 36 is the one you would need to take @ €1.5 each way.



ERCOFTAC have been offered a limited set of accommodation, at both the Adriatico GuestHouse, and Galileo GuestHouse. There are 50 single and double rooms made available to us, for the period covering 24 October – 27 October 2012, and, if you are interested in staying there, we need to have the below set of information by no later than 25-26 September 2012. Name(s), Address, email address and method of payments

Alternatively, we have attached (please see below pdf), a list of hotels/residences in Trieste, both near ICTP and in town.


Evening Dinner

We aim to book a restaurant in town, for the evening of the 25th October 2012.

Outline programme:

Thursday 25th October 2012:

Scientific Meetings

Below, please find attached the programme for the 25th of October 2012.


Venue: Giambiagi Lecture Hall

Friday 26th October 2012:

Scientific Programme Committee Meeting: 9 am - 12 pm

Venue : Giambiagi Lecture Hall

Industrial Programme Committee Meeting: 9 am - 12 pm

venue : Lindqvist Lecture Hall

Managing Board - GA Meeting: 13:30 pm - 16:30 pm

venue: Lindqvist Lecture Hall

The Leonardo da Vinci Award


Dr. Ricardo Garcia-Mayoral

Stanford University, USA

ERCOFTAC Chairman, Prof. Anthony G Hutton and Dr. Ricardo Garcia-Mayoral

Giambiagi Lecture Hall

25 October 2012

The 2012 da Vinci Competition will be held during the first day of the Autumn Festival , 25 October 2012, at the Giambiagi Lecture Hall.

Each presentation is 20 minutes long and the order is described below.

There are five finalists, their names, current affiliations, and respective presentation titles are provided below:

Dr. Tobias Kempe , TU Dresden , Germany

A numerical method for the investigation of turbulence induced sediment, erosion and transport

Dr. Ricardo Garcia-Mayoral, Stanford University, USA

The interaction of riblets with wall-bounded turbulence

Dr. Lihao Zhao , NUTU, Norway

Particles in wall turbulence

Dr. Andrea Cimarelli , Univ. of Bologna, Italy

Scale-energy paths and modeling approaches in wall-turbulence

Dr Andreas Carlson, KTH, Sweden

Modeling and experiments of dynamic wetting