Building upon the success of the previous ICVFM Conferences, we are happy to announce the

9th International Conference on Vortex Flow Mechanics – ICVFM 2021

11-14 October 2021, Virtual Conference, University of Patras, Patras, Greece

Vortices play a dominant role in fluid dynamics. Besides their fascinating shape and structure, they are important in many physical phenomena and technological applications and may require special tools for their analysis and experimental or numerical study. Mastering vortex dynamics and modeling is relevant for both fundamental and applied sciences. Understanding vortex dynamics is key to solve multiscale problems in turbulence, to predict unsteady loadings on engineering devices, to forecast the weather, etc.

The scope of the series of the International Conferences on Vortex Flow Mechanics is to provide a platform for scientists and engineers to present state-of-the art research and discuss recent developments in the field of vortex physics, modeling, and applications. This series of successful meetings commenced in Kobe in 1999 and continued in Istanbul (2001), Yokohama (2005), Daejeon (2008), San Leucio (2010), Nagoya (2014), Rostock (2016), and Xi’an (2018).

The 9th International Conference on Vortex Flow Mechanics, originally planned to take place in 2020, in Patras, Greece, has suffered the difficulties of the COVID-19 pandemic. Postponed to October 2021, due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns, the conference will be organized by the University of Patras as a virtual conference held entirely online from 11th to 14th October 2021.

The conference covers but is not limited to the following topics:

  • Turbulent flow
  • Multiphase flow
  • Reacting flow
  • Free-shear flow
  • Stratified flow
  • Bio-fluid mechanics
  • Computation fluid mechanics
  • Flow measurements
  • Flow control
  • Turbomachinery
  • Aero-acoustics
  • Aerodynamic design optimization
  • Flow-induced vibration
  • Microfluidics
  • Scientific visualization methods
  • Vortex dynamics in ship hydromechanics

The abstracts of all presentations will be included in the conference volume. Authors will be encouraged to submit their full paper to be included in this volume. After the event, authors of selected contributions will be invited to submit a paper for peer-review to the Aerospace Science and Technology journal. Suitable contributions will be invited to submit a paper for peer-review to  the special volume on “Challenges and Research Trends of Multiphase Flow“ of the Energies journal.

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