Introduction

This conference is the merging of two successful events organised by the Wessex Institute, the International Conference on Advances in Fluid Mechanics (AFM) and the International Conference on Computational and Experimental Methods in Multiphase and Complex Flow (MPF), which originated in New Orleans (1996), and Orlando, Florida (2001) respectively.

The field of fluid mechanics is vast and has numerous and diverse applications. The conference covers a wide range of topics, including basic formulations and their computer modelling as well as the relationship between experimental and analytical results.

Innovation in fluid-structure approaches including emerging applications as energy harvesting systems, studies of turbulent flows at high Reynold number, or subsonic and hypersonic flows are among the usual topics of the conference that is also open to new applications and research currently in progress.

The emphasis on multiphase flow in this conference is because fluid dynamics processes in nature are predominantly multi-phased, i.e. involving more than one phase of a component such as liquid, gas or plasma. The range of related problems of interest is vast: astrophysics, biology, geophysics, atmospheric processes, and a large variety of engineering applications.

Multiphase fluid dynamics have generated a great deal of recent interest, leading to many notable advances in experimental, analytical, and numerical studies in this area. While progress is continuing in all three categories, advances in numerical solutions are likely the most conspicuous, owing to the continuing improvements in computer power and the software tools available to researchers. Progress in numerical methods has not only allowed for the solution of many practical problems but also helped to improve our understanding of the physics involved. Many unresolved issues are inherent in the very definition of multiphase flow, where it is necessary to consider coupled processes on multiple scales, as well as the interplay of a wide variety of relevant physical phenomena.

The papers – like others presented at Wessex Institute conferences – are part of the WIT Transactions in Engineering Sciences series and are archived online in the WIT eLibrary (www.witpress.com/elibrary), where they are freely available to the international scientific community.

Conference Topics

The following list covers some of the topics to be presented at AFM/MPF 2021. Papers on other subjects related to the objectives of the conference are also welcome.

  • Multiphase flow simulation
  • Bubble and drop dynamics
  • Experimental measurements
  • Compressible multiphase flows
  • Flow in porous media
  • Turbulent multiphase flow
  • Heat and mass transfer
  • Fluidized beds
  • Cavitation
  • Phase transition and interface behaviour
  • Multiphase chemical reactions
  • Statistical approaches in multiphase flow
  • Visualisation techniques of multiphase flow
  • Non-Newtonian multiphase flows
  • Validation methods in multiphase flow
  • Computational methods
  • Fluid-structure interaction
  • Environmental fluid dynamics
  • Industrial applications
  • Energy harvesting
  • Nano and micro fluids
  • Jets
  • Pumping and fluid transportation
  • Hydroelectromagnetic flow
  • Hypersonic flows
  • Wave theory
  • Acoustics of noise propagation
  • Theoretical methods
  • Bluff body aerodynamics
  • Aerodynamic shape optimization
  • Case studies

Benefits of Attending

Online Programme

The programme will include accepted papers & presentations and daily live-streamed Q&A session.

Publication

Papers presented at AFM/MPF 2021 are to be published in a volume of WIT Transactions on Engineering Sciences (Electronic ISSN: 1743-3533). The publication will be available in both electronic and hard copy.

Indexing

The WIT Transactions are DOI registered with CrossRef and are currently listed in indexing services such as Scopus and Google Scholar, as well as being submitted to the Web of Science. All conference books are listed in the British Library and American Library of Congress.

Open Access and Digital Archive

All conference papers are archived permanently on our electronic library where they can be downloaded for free (www.witpress.com/elibrary).

Peer review

To ensure the quality of our publications, abstracts and papers are double peer-reviewed by members of the International Scientific Advisory Committee and other experts, with manuscripts processed through CrossRef Similarity Check to screen for plagiarism.

Reduced Fee for PhD Students

The Wessex Institute believes in the importance of encouraging PhD students to present and publish innovative research at its conferences. As a result, the Institute offers PhD students a much-reduced conference fee.

Networking

Participants can present their research and interact with experts from around the world, as part of a unique community.

Journal publication opportunity

After the conference, delegates will be invited to submit an enhanced version of their conference paper to one of the WIT Press International Journals.

Publication of Papers

Peer review

To ensure the quality of our publications, abstracts and papers are double peer-reviewed by members of the International Scientific Advisory Committee and other experts, with manuscripts processed through CrossRef Similarity Check to screen for plagiarism.

Publication

Papers presented at AFM/MPF 2021 are to be published in a volume of WIT Transactions on Engineering Sciences (Electronic ISSN: 1743-3533). The publication will be available in both electronic and hard copy.

Indexing

The WIT Transactions are DOI registered with CrossRef and are currently listed in indexing services such as Scopus and Google Scholar, as well as being submitted to the Web of Science. All conference books are listed in the British Library and American Library of Congress.

Open Access and Digital Archive

All conference papers are archived permanently on our electronic library where they can be downloaded for free (www.witpress.com/elibrary).

Journal publication opportunity

After the conference, delegates will be invited to submit an enhanced version of their conference paper to one of the WIT Press International Journals.

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