Bluff Body Wakes and Vortex-Induced Vibrations










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The series of Symposia on Bluff Body Wakes and Vortex-Induced Vibrations (BBVIV) provides a stimulating and constructive forum for researchers specializing on the problems of fixed and vibrating bluff body flows.

The present IUTAM Symposium on Bluff Body Wakes and Vortex-Induced Vibrations (BBVIV-6) will follow the spirit set in the previous events of this series since 1998. Follow the History link on the left for further information on these meetings.

The Symposium will take place over four days, starting on Tuesday, 22 June 2010 and ending on Friday, 25 June 2009. It will consist of single plenary sessions with invited lectures (40 minutes), oral presentations (20 minutes), poster presentations (3 minutes), and discussions on special topics. Selected papers from the conference will be invited to be published in an international refereed journal.



Scope of symposium


BBVIV-6 will focus on aspects of the dynamics of vortex structures found in the wakes of fixed and oscillating bluff bodies, including vortices resulting from shear layer convective instability and near-wake absolute instability. Experimental, computational and analytical studies will be presented on topics such as the following (not exhaustive):

  • Active and passive control of wakes

  • Aspects of vortex-induced vibration of bluff bodies

  • Vortex-induced vibrations at very high Reynolds numbers

  • Vortex-induced noise due to bluff bodies

  • Rising and falling bodies in a fluid

  • Controlled vibration of bluff bodies

  • Vehicle aerodynamics

  • The 3-D structure of wakes from nominally two-dimensional bluff bodies

  • Mode changes in the wakes of circular cylinders

  • Bodies in unsteady/oscillatory flows

  • Wakes in shallow water and in stratified flows

  • Relation between wake structure and the force experienced by a bluff body

All submitted papers will be peer reviewed under the coordination of a scientific advisory panel. The conference keeps the tradition of inviting internationally renowned keynote speakers.



Last update: 15-11-2009

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