Autumn Festival & The DA Vinci Award

5th – 6th OCTOBER 2017

TU Delft, The Netherlands


We would like to inform that ERCOFTAC Autumn Festival and Da Vinci competition 2017 will be held on the 5th - 6th October 2017 in Delft, The Netherlands and will be hosted by Delft University of Technology, Netherlands (The Netherlands Pilot Centre). 

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Full Programme - 2 / 10 / 2017


Travel Guide


Scientific Program Thursday, October 5, 2017

9:00 Registration and Coffee
9:30 Welcome and Opening Session
Stefan Hickel, TU Delft host and chairman of the Scientific Program Committee (SPC)
Ananias Tomboulides, Chairman of ERCOFTAC
GertJan van Heijst, Scientific Director of the J.M. Burgerscentrum (JMBC)
10:00 JMBC Session 1
10:00 Roel Verstappen: Minimum-dissipation models for large-eddy simulation of turbulence
10:20 Steve Hulshoff: Goal-oriented approximations of unresolved scales
10:40 Johan Kok: A stochastic backscatter model for detached eddy simulations
11:00 Coffee Break
11:20 JMBC Session 2
11:20 Marios Kotsonis: Towards control of crossflow instability using plasma actuators
11:40 Rudie Kunnen: Turbulent rotating convection to the extreme
12:00 Francesco Avallone: Rotor/stator interaction noise mitigation with wavy leading edge
12:20 René Pečnik: Characterizing and modeling of turbulent heat transfer to supercritical fluids
12:40 Lunch at the Botanical Garden
14:00 JMBC Session 3
14:00 Christian Diddens: Evaporating multi-component droplets
14:20 Richard Stevens: Interaction between large wind farms and the turbulent atmospheric boundary layer
14:40 Wim-Paul Breugem: Interface-resolved DNS of dense suspensions in turbulent channel flow
15:00 Coffee Break
15:20 ERCOFTAC Da Vinci Competition
15:20 Vincenzo Citro: Unsteady and three-dimensional fluid dynamic instabilities
15:40 Nicolò Fabbiane: Transition delay in boundary-layer flows via reactive control
16:00 Varghese Mathai: Dynamics of buoyant particles in turbulent flows
16:20 Ashish Patel: Universal characterization of wall turbulence for fluids with strong property variations
16:40 Lennart Schneiders: Particle-resolved analysis of turbulent multiphase flow by a novel cut-cell method
17:00 Refreshments and typical Dutch borrelhapjes; the ERCOFTAC da Vinci Jury retires
17:30 ERCOFTAC Da Vinci Award Ceremony
18:00 Lab tour: Process & Energy Lab and Low-Speed Aerodynamics Lab
19:30 Joint walk to city center of Delft
20:00 Dinner at restaurant De Waag (Markt 11, 2611GP Delft)

Administrative Program Friday, October 6, 2017

9:00 Scientific Program Committee (SPC) and Knowledge Network Committee (KNC) meetings in parallel
11:30 Short break (refreshments will be served during the meetings)
11:40 Joint SPC and KNC meeting
12:40 Lunch at the Botanical Garden
14:00 Managing Board meeting
16:30 General Assembly
17:00 Closing