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IUTAM Symposium on Reynolds Number Scaling in Turbulent Flow
A small conference focused on Reynolds number scaling in turbulent flows.
Date: September 11, 2002 - September 13, 2002
Location: Princeton, New Jersey, United States
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Organizer: Princeton University
Special Fields: Turbulence Modeling, Turbulence Theory
Deadlines: May 1, 2002 (abstract)
Type of Event: Conference, International

The behavior of turbulence at high Reynolds number is interesting from a fundamental point of view, in that most theories of turbulence make very specific predictions in the limit of infinite Reynolds number. From a more practical point of view, there exist many applications that involve turbulent flow where the Reynolds numbers are extremely large. For example, large vehicles such as submarines and commercial transports operate at Reynolds numbers based on length of the order of 109, and industrial pipe flows cover a very wide range of Reynolds numbers up to 107. Many very important applications of high Reynolds number flow pertain to atmospheric and other geophysical flows where extremely high Reynolds numbers are the rule rather than the exception. on atmospheric flows, and the understanding of climate changes and the prediction of destructive weather effects hinges to some extent on our appreciation of high-Reynolds number turbulence behavior.

This important effects of Reynolds number on turbulence has received a great deal of recent attention. The objective of the Symposium is to bring together many of the world's experts in this area to appraise the new experimental results, discuss new scaling laws and turbulence models, and to enhance our mutual understanding of turbulence.

Papers are solicited in the following areas:

  • Similarity Scaling
  • High Reynolds Number Asymptotics: What is High Reynolds Number?
  • Isotropic and Homogeneous Turbulence
  • Simulation and Modelling of High Reynolds Number Flows
  • Control of High Reynolds Number Flows
  • Applications of Reynolds Number Scaling
  • Reynolds Number Scaling in Biology and Biorobotics
  • Important Dates:

  • May 1, 2002 Abstract Deadline (FIRM)
  • June 15 2002 Notification of acceptance to authors
  • August 1 2002 Registration deadline and for Hotel registration
  • September 11-13 2002 Symposium dates
  • October 21, 2002 Due date for final manuscripts of selected papers (FIRM)
  • There will be no parallel sessions and thus competition for oral presentations will be acute. Papers not accepted for oral presentation will have the opportunity for presentation as posters. Both oral and poster papers will be invited for peer review for inclusion in the proceedings that will be published by Kluwer Academic Publishers.

    Scientific Committee:

    Promode Bandyophadyay
    Dennis M. Bushnell
    Hans H. Fernholz
    William K. George
    Julian Hunt
    Nobuhide Kasagi
    Yasutaka Nagano
    Frans T M Nieuwstadt
    Itamar Procaccia
    Alexander J. Smits
    Ronald M. C. So
    Katepalli R. Sreenivasan
    Candace Wark
    Direct all correspondence to:

    Alexander J. Smits
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544
    Tel: (609) 258 5117
    Fax: (609) 258 2276

    Event record first posted on April 20, 2002, last modified on April 20, 2002

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