[All] UKFN bulletin, w/e 29/8/19

UK Fluids Network info at fluids.ac.uk
Thu Aug 29 16:46:30 BST 2019


UKFN WEEKLY ROUND-UP 29/8/19 

If you would like to circulate a brief message to the UKFN mailing list,
please send it to info at fluids.ac.uk by Thursday noon.  

A. UKFN MESSAGES 

FROM: Nick Daish, 29/8/19
SUBJECT: UK Fluids Conference - student presentation prize 

The 4th UK Fluids Conference has been taking place over the last 3 days
at the Centre for Mathematical Sciences/Churchill College in Cambridge.
The very high standard of presentations in previous conferences was
maintained over a very wide-ranging programme, including more than 80
talks by PhD students. UKFN and the Journal of Fluid Mechanics were
delighted to sponsor once again a competition for the best student
presentation: the prizes were awarded at the end of the conference, as
follows. 

1ST PRIZE
Laura Cope, 'Variability of stochastically forced zonal jets' 

RUNNERS-UP
Bethany Orme, 'Droplet retention and shedding on slippery substrates'
Kshitij Sabnis, 'Supersonic wind tunnels: Effects of nozzle geometry' 

HONOURABLE MENTIONS
Neeraja Bhamidipati, 'On dispersion in heterogeneous porous rocks'
Alex Chamolly, 'Active vs. passive bundling of prokaryotic flagella'
Ashish Garg, 'Elasticity suppresses fluidisation of yield-stress
material under vibrations' 

Congratulations to our winners, and thanks to all student presenters for
making it a really difficult decision! 

FROM: Nick Daish, 29/8/19
SUBJECT: UK Fluids Network booklet 

UKFN has produced a new booklet highlighting the network's activities
and featuring stunning images from the competitions. You can download a
pdf (about 10MB) here [1], or if you would like a high quality printed
copy send an email to info at fluids.ac.uk.  

FROM: Nick Daish, 29/8/19
SUBJECT: SIGs - 3rd call for proposals (Repeat) 

The UKFN Executive Committee has agreed to fund two additional Special
Interest Groups. They must be distinct from the SIGs that have been
funded to date (see https://fluids.ac.uk/sig). 

Each successful SIG will be allocated £2,000, to be used to fund a
Kick-off meeting. Please note funding is through reimbursement of the
meeting costs, rather than an up-front payment: the meeting host pays,
and then invoices UKFN for reimbursement afterwards. Eligible expenses
are: 

- Venue hire
- Catering
- Accommodation
- Travel 

THE MEETING MUST HAVE BEEN COMPLETED BY 31 JANUARY 2020, and the invoice
for reimbursement received by 15 February 2020.  

Applications should consist of a proposal using the template below, and
should be emailed to sig at fluids.ac.uk by FRIDAY 20 SEPTEMBER 2019. The
results will be announced by 30 September 2019, and the SIGs chosen will
formally start on 1 October 2019. 

Please send any questions to sig at fluids.ac.uk. 

PROPOSAL FORMAT 

1. SIG title 

2. Description of SIG (up to 300 words, excluding titles): 

a. Subject and scope
b. Objectives 

3. Proposed members 

Please list the researchers who will participate, their affiliation, and
their broad area of expertise. At least three academic institutions
should take part. For SIGs with industrial involvement, we would suggest
typically three participants from industry. Please nominate a SIG
leader, who will be the point of contact with UKFN, and a co-leader from
a different organization. 

4. Contact details 

Please give the name, affiliation (institution and department) and email
address of the proposed leader and co-leader. 

B. MEMBER MESSAGES 

EVENTS: 

FROM: Peter Read & Paul Dellar, University of Oxford, 22/8/19
SUBJECT: Regular open session on 'The Dynamics of Rotating Fluids' with
the UKFN SIG 'Multi-scale Processes in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics' 

Date: 20 September 2019
Location: Department of Physics, University of Oxford
There are still some slots open for presentations on any topic related
to fluids in rotation, MHD and multi-scale processes relevant to GFD -
please contact Peter.read at physics.ox.ac.uk if interested. 

FROM: Martin Passmore, Loughborough University, 22/8/19
SUBJECT: Automotive CFD workshop 

A collaboration between a number of academics and industry has resulted
in a CFD prediction workshop that will take place later this year over
11-12 DECEMBER 2019. It is based on the approach used in the aerospace
sector of providing mandatory geometries, meshes etc. and open access
experimental data. The workshop is being led by Neil Ashton at OXFORD
UNIVERSITY. The test cases are an SAE reference model with a large
experimental data set and two configurations of the DrivAer model that
is widely used in industry. The website is https://autocfd.eng.ox.ac.uk/
and has everything that people need to participate. They can run
calculations and show results, or they can just attend and see what
people are doing. 

_The objective of the 1st Automotive CFD Prediction Workshop is to
assess the predictive capability of CFD codes for road-cars geometries.
Through mandatory geometry, boundary conditions and computational grids
the aim is to provide practical modelling guidelines to the automotive
community e.g best-practice turbulence modelling, meshing, numerical
schemes._ 

JOBS: 

FROM: Konstantinos Kontis, University of Glasgow, 27/8/19
SUBJECT: EPSRC ICASE PhD Studentship in Aerospace Sciences Division with
AWE Plc 

Topic:  'Study of Compressible Turbulent Mixing Phenomena and
Interactions'
Details: https://tinyurl.com/phd-glas-comp-mixing 
Closing date: 25 September 2019
For an informal discussion or further information on this project,
potential applicants are encouraged to contact Prof Kontis
(kostas.kontis at glasgow.ac.uk). 

FROM: Claire Savy, University of Leeds, 23/8/19
SUBJECT: Fully-funded PhD studentship in School of Engineering,
University of Edinburgh 

Topic:   'Multiscale modelling of shale gas flows'
Details: https://tinyurl.com/phd-edin-shale-flows-flyer 
Closing date: 30 September 2019
'The studentship will be offered to the first applicant with the
appropriate set of skills and attainment.' 

  

Links:
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[1] https://tinyurl.com/booklet-2019-pdf
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