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

USB Drive

Delegates will receive a USB drive at the conference containing the presented papers.

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.

Location Information

Museo del Prado

As the capital city of Spain and one of the largest cities in Europe, Madrid is the political, economic and cultural centre of Spain. The city is located on the Manzanares River and has so much to offer to its visitors. Since Philip II made Madrid the capital of Spain in the 16th Century, the city has grown to become one of the most beautiful cities in Spain, While possessing modern infrastructure, it has maintained most of its magnificent architecture through the centuries, preserving the look and feel of many of its historic neighbourhoods and streets. Madrid's cultural highlights include the "El Prado" and "Reina Sofia" museums, which show works from Picasso, Velazquez and Gaudi as well as many other international artists. Other sights are the Royal Palace and gardens, as well as tree-lined avenues, which add to the charm of the city. Madrid town hall square or Plaza Mayor is one of the best places to enjoy the famous Spanish gastronomy and nightlife.

Further information can be found at: https://www.esmadrid.com/en

Picture: Museo del Prado (Source: Madrid Visitors and Convention Bureau)

Places of interest:

The Museo del Prado

This is the main Spanish national art museum, located in central Madrid in the eponymous street. Founded as a museum of paintings and sculpture in 1819, El Prado is considered one of the greatest museums of art in the world. Its dazzling display of works by the great European masters such as Velázquez, Goya, Raphael, Rubens, and Bosch (among other major Spanish, Italian and Flemish artists), is housed in an 18th-century Neo-Classical building. Its collection comprises 8,600 paintings and over 700 sculptures.

Parque del Buen Retiro

Not far from the Prado Museum, located at the edge of the city centre is the Buen Retiro Park, one of the largest parks in Madrid. The park belonged to the Spanish Monarchy until the late 19th century when it became a public park. Littered with marble monuments, landscaped lawns, the occasional elegant building, abundant greenery and a lake, it is peaceful during the week but comes to life on weekends as host to a variety of cultural, leisure, and sports activities to all people.

Reina Sofía Museum

Spain's national museum of 20th-century art, the museum was officially inaugurated on 10th September 1992 and is named after Queen Sofía. Pablo Picasso’s great masterpiece Guernica is a highlight, as well as excellent works by Salvador Dalí, Joan Miró and Antoni Tàpies. International artists include Georges Braque, Julian Schnabel and Richard Serra. The central building of the museum was once an 18th-century hospital and underwent an expansion in 2005 with a new section designed by French architect Jean Nouvel.

The Palacio Real de Madrid

The royal palace is the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family at the city of Madrid but is only used for state ceremonies and the royal family do not reside here. The origin of the palace dates from the ninth century when the Muslim kingdom of Toledo built a defence that was later used by the Kings of Castilla, which in the sixteenth century, they built the old Alcázar. It has a central interior courtyard, whilst another courtyard, the "Plaza de Armas", on the south side, acts as the principal entrance to the palace. The interior of the palace is notable for its wealth of art and the use of various types of fine materials in the construction and the decoration of its rooms including paintings by artists such as Caravaggio, Velázquez and Francisco de Goya and frescoes by Corrado Giaquinto, Juan de Flandes, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo and Anton Raphael Mengs.

Weather:

The Madrid region experiences a Mediterranean climate. The average annual temperature is 19.9°C (67.8°F) with hot summers and very mild winters. There is only light rainfall mainly in autumn and the beginning of spring.

Travel Information

Conference Venue Address:

Tryp Atocha Hotel
Calle de Atocha, 83,
28012 Madrid,
Spain

 

By Air


MADRID BARAJAS AIRPORT

Madrid Barajas Airport is located approximately 17km from the conference venue and offers direct flights from most international airports in Europe, America and Asia. Airlines servicing this airport include: Air Europa, Air France, Iberia, British Airways, Alitalia, American Airlines, Brussel Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Easyjet, KLM, Qatar and Ryanair amongst others.

For a full list of airlines and destinations, visit the following link: http://www.aena.es/en/madrid-barajas-airport/index.html

From the Madrid Barajas Airport to the conference venue:

The Conference Venue is very close to the Atocha-RENFE station which can be easily accessed by public transport:

  • Bus: Línea Exprés (the express bus) runs from Madrid-Barajas Airport to the Atocha-RENFE station in just 40 minutes in normal traffic conditions. The service runs every 15-20 minutes during the day and every 35 at night. A single ticket costs €5 and you can buy tickets (cash only) onboard the bus. Please notice drivers won’t accept notes bigger than 20€. Luggage is carried free. Note: The stop at Atocha-RENFE station is not used from 23:30 to 6:00. During this period the bus will stop at Plaza de la Cibeles, where there are connections for all the Municipal Transport (EMT) night buses, known as “búhos” (owls) to Atocha Station.
  • Rail: RENFE Cercanías trains operate along the C1 route between Madrid Barajas Airport Terminal 4 and Atocha-RENFE (journey time: 25 minutes) A single ticket costs around €2.60. There are RENFE offices in the arrivals area of Terminals 1 and 4, which provide information and ticketing services for the national rail network. See www.renfe.com
  • Taxi: A taxi from the airport to the conference venue would take 20-30 minutes and cost around €35. Passengers should make sure the meter is turned on at the beginning of the journey and they are advised to use official taxis which are white in colour with a red stripe. Avoid people who offer taxi services inside the terminals.

From Atocha Renfe you can take Metro de Madrid Line 1 towards Pinar De Chamartin, departing at Antón Martín. The service runs between 06:00 and 02:00 and departs every 5-10 minutes depending on the time of day. The journey will take around 5 minutes and will cost around €2.00 to travel within zone A. See www.metromadrid.es

If you prefer, you can take a taxi to the venue from Atocha-RENFE station, this would be a few minutes journey and cost less than €10.

 

MADRID-CUATRO VIENTOS AIPORT

Madrid-Cuatro Vientos is the second busiest airport by the number of passengers in Madrid. It is located in the west of the city and is an airport dedicated to domestic flights: there are around 40 Spanish cities using the hub to operate domestic flights to Madrid, including the tourist areas of the Balearic Islands, with the routes from Ibiza to Madrid, Palma de Mallorca-Madrid. The airport is located around 15km from the conference venue.

For information on all airlines flying to Madrid-Cuatro Vientos, and destinations, visit the following website link: http://www.aena.es/es/aeropuerto-madrid-cuatro-vientos/index.html

From the Madrid-Cuatro Vientos Airport to the Conference Venue you should take the Metro de Madrid Line 10. Change at Tribunal and take Line 1 towards Pinar De Chamartin, departing at Antón Martín. The journey will take around 35 minutes and will cost around €2.00 to travel within zone A. To use the underground, you will need a Public Transport Card (TTP) loaded with a valid ticket type for the journey you wish to make. This card can be purchased at the airport and underground stations.

Taxis are available when you exit the airport and a journey to the conference venue should take around 15 minutes and cost around €20-25. Passengers should make sure the meter is turned on at the beginning of the journey and they are advised to use official taxis which are white in colour with a red stripe. Avoid people who offer taxi services inside the terminals.

 

By Rail


Arriving at Madrid Atocha-RENFE station

This is the largest railway station in Madrid. It is the primary station serving commuter trains, intercity and regional trains from North East, Central and Southern Spain, and the AVE high-speed trains serving direct routes to Albacete, Antequera, Barcelona, Calatayud, Cordoba, Huesca, Lleida, Malaga, Toledo, Sevilla (Seville), Valencia & Zaragoza (Saragosa).

From Atocha Renfe you can take Metro de Madrid Line 1 towards Pinar De Chamartin, departing at Antón Martín. The service runs between 06:00 and 02:00 and departs every 5-10 minutes depending on the time of day. The journey will take around 5 minutes and will cost around €2.00 to travel within zone A. See www.metromadrid.es

 

Madrid Chamartín station

Chamartín Train Station is located in the north of the city. Chamartín train station is mainly served by trains from the north-west and west of Spain, as well as from France.

From Chamartín you can take Metro de Madrid Line 1 towards Valdecarros departing at Antón Martín. The service runs between 06:00 and 02:00 and departs every 5-10 minutes depending on the time of day. The journey will take around 25 minutes and will cost around €2.00 to travel within zone A.
www.metromadrid.es

For more information visit RENFE – Spanish railways – http://www.renfe.es

 

By Road


Madrid has 6 principal highways entering and leaving the city; the A-1 to A-6. It also has three major ring roads; the inner-one is known as the M30, an outer one is the M40 and the outermost is called the M50.

The Mediterráneo AP-7 motorway, which runs the whole length of the Spanish Mediterranean coastline from north to south, connects with the European motorway network, the A-23 Sagunto-Somport motorway and the A-3 Madrid-Valencia motorway.

Once in Central Madrid, the conference venue is located 500 metres from the Atocha railway station and the Reina Sofia Museum which are well signposted.

The conference venue does not have parking so you will need to use public parking should you arrive by car.

ALSA operates long-distance bus services connecting Madrid to other cities in Spain including Barcelona and Valencia, northern regions of Spain and Portugal. http://www.alsa.es


Please note that all of the information included above is correct as of December 2019. All prices and travel details are subject to change.

Conference Venue

The conference will take place at the Hotel Tryp Atocha Madrid. The hotel is built within a splendid palace dating back to 1913 and retains its original architectural detail and beauty. Located in the historic heart of the city, called “Barrio de las Letras” (Arts District), the hotel is within walking distance from the city’s main museums: the Prado Museum, the Thyssen Museum and the Reina Sofia Museum, delicious tapas bars, chic shops and exciting nightlife. The hotel is also within walking distance from the main train station in Madrid (Atocha station).

Conference Venue address:

Tryp Atocha Hotel
Calle de Atocha, 83,
28012 Madrid,
Spain

Accommodation

Accommodation is available at the conference venue, Hotel Tryp Atocha Madrid. In order to book your accommodation, please complete the Accommodation Booking Form (PDF) and send it directly to the hotel using the email address on the form no later than 5th June 2021. Bookings following this date will be subject to availability.

Hotel Tryp Atocha Madrid ReceptionHotel Tryp Atocha Madrid Standard DoubleHotel Tryp Atocha Madrid Restaurant

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