Due to COVID-19 pandemia, 

the symposium is postponed to 2-5th July 2021 at the same location, 

more details to come soon

Pre-registration is now open (click here) 

IUTAM Symposium on Turbulent Structure and Particles-Turbulence Interaction: 2-5th July 2021

Turbulent dispersed multiphase flows are common in natural environment and industry applications with Reynolds number spanning 6~7 orders of magnitude. Examples of various physics include droplet and pollutant dispersion, sand/dust storm, sediment transport in water bodies, fluidized beds, bubbly flows. Owing to the wide range of length- and time scales, the characteristics and dynamics of the carrier phase turbulence are not fully understood up to now. When particles are suspended into and interact with turbulence, the overall flow becomes extremely complex and hard to predict. Therefore this topic has garnered continual attention since the early 1980s.

This symposium aims to bring together specialist in the field of turbulent dispersed multiphase flows including droplet and pollutant dispersion, sand/dust storms, sediment transport in water or air flows, fluidized beds, bubbly flows etc. Discussions between the experts of these fields enable the exchange of ideas about the recent advances in the characteristics of turbulent structure, the underlying mechanisms of particle-turbulence interaction, the numerical and experimental methods developed for turbulent multiphase flow, as well as the possible future trends.

Chairman: Xiaojing Zheng

Co-chair: S. Balachandar

Local Organizing Committee:

Lian Shen, Ning Huang, Wei Zhu, Jie Zhang, Ping Wang, Rui Feng Hu, Guohua Wang, Shuicun Wang, Yang Yuan

Scientific Committee:

Xiaojing Zheng (Xidian University, China)

Sivaramakrishnan Balachandar (University of Florida, USA)

Cristian Marchioli (Universita di Udine, Italy)

John Eaton (Stanford University, USA)

Rodney O. Fox (Iowa State University, USA)

Bert Vreman (Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands)

Keith Moffatt (IUTAM Representative, DAMPT, UK)


College of Civil Engineering and Mechanics, Lanzhou University

Lanzhou University

International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM)