ERCOFTAC Autumn Festival and 17th Da Vinci Competition

6th - 7th October 2022


Organiser: Pilot Centre Henri Bénard/LMFA/Ecole Centrale de Lyon

Ecole Centrale de Lyon,
36 Av. Guy de Collongue, 69134 Écully
Skylab, Conference-room Co-Design

(It is located very closely to the principal entrance to the Ecole Centrale.
The Ecole Centrale itself is located in Ecully city)


To register your presence in Autumn Festival please contact ERCOFTAC CADO

Deadline for ERCOFTAC Events Funding Applications and SIG General Funding Applications is:27th September 2022


The hotel very closely to the campus (five minutes on foot) is: Hôtel Restaurant Campanile 42 Av. Guy de Collongue, 69130 Écully; tel: +33 (0)4 78 33 16 93

  • for those who booked their hotel in Lyon: they can arrive in the Ecole Centrale by busses: 55, C6, C6E, 3
  • the arrival bus stop is Campus Lyon Ouest
  • the most rapid way (about 15 min) is to take the bus C6E at the Gare De Vaise (which is attainable by subway and bus) for the attention: this bus is scheduled only in the morning, from 7:30 to 9:00 and in the after-noon from 16:00 to 18:30)
  • another way is to take the bus number 3 at the Gorge De Loup station (also attainable by subway and bus)
  • it is also to know that the way by busses 55 (starting from the railway station Perrache) and C6 (starting from the railway station Gare Part-Dieu Vivier Merle) are relatively long (about one hour)
  • You can find all necessary information on public transportations on the website:

There are many nice restaurants in Lyon such as:

  • Café des Fédérations (8-9-10 rue Major Martin 69001 Lyon
  • Brasserie Georges–1836, Lyon (30 cours de Verdun, 69002, Lyon)
  • Léon de Lyon (1 Rue Pleney, 69001 Lyon) and many others

Day 1: Thursday, 6th October 2022

9:00 - 9:20 Welcome and forewords by Christophe Corre (ECL) and Christophe Bailly (LMFA)

PC Henri Bénard presentations

9:20 - 9:50 "Multi-GPU Lattice Boltzmann Simulation of Solar Wind Turbulence" by Emmanuel Levêque (LMFA)

9:50 - 10:20 "Near-nozzle Acoustic Tones in Free Jets: Coupling with Kelvin-Helmhotz Instability Waves" by Christophe Bogey (LMFA)

1​0:20 - 10:40 Refreshment Break

10:40 - 11:10 "Settling and collision of ice crystals in turbulent clouds" by Alain Pumir (ENS Lyon)

11:10 - 11:40 "Adaptive methods in the simulation of two-phase flows with interface" by Vincent Moureau (CORIA, Rouen)

11:40 - 12:10 "Weak spots and perforations in thin liquid sheets" by Stephane Zaleski (Inst. D’Alembert, Sorbonne-University, Paris)

12:10 - 12:40 "Metal powder production in the supersonic injector with swirl"by Nicolas Rimbert (LEMTA, Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy)

1​3:00 - 13:40 Lunch

ERCOFTAC 17th Da Vinci Competition Award

14:00 - 14:20 "Orientation and rotation rates of non-axisymmetric fibers in turbulent channel flow" by Mobin Alipour (TU Wien, Austria)

14:20 – 14:40 "Numerical study on thermodiffusive instabilities in laminar and turbulent hydrogen flames" by Lukas Berger (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)

14:40 – 15:00 "Phase-changing flows: numerical methods and fully resolved simulations" by Nicolò Scapin (KTH Stockholm, Sweden)

15:00 - 15:20 "Turbulent coherent structures, secondary currents and sediment ridges" by Markus Scherer (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)

15:20 – 15:40 "Boundary-layer instability on rotating cones: an experiment-based exploration" by Sumit Tambe (TU Delft, The Nethrlands)

15:40 – 16:10 Coffee Break / Committee meets and selects a winner

16:10 – 16:40 Da Vinci Award Ceremony and Closing

16:40 - 17:40 Visit of aero-acoustic facilities – presented by Prof. Mac Jacob

17:40 - Bus to Lyon Center

1​9:30 - Social Dinner at the restaurant Le Bouchon des Fille at 20, rue Sergent-Blandan, près de la place Sathonay, 69001 Lyon:

Please, let us know who will chose the vegetarian menu or the vegan menu.

Also please, let us know who from you booked its hotel in Ecully Companille - the taxi to Ecully after the gala dinner can be organised.
All this information, please provide to Anne Cadiou,, as soon as you can.

F​ull programme also is available to download here

Day 2: Friday, 7th October 2022

Scientific Programme Committee (SPC) and Knowledge Network Committee (KNC)

Managing Board (MB) and General Assembly (GA) Meetings

Monday/Friday, October 10 and 11, 2022

Best Practice Guidance Seminar CFD for Dispersed Multi-Phase Flows 2022 with Problem Shooting Session


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