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34th Scottish Fluid Mechanics Meeting

Thursday 27 May 2021 09:45 - 17:00

Location: Zoom (online)

34th Scottish Fluid Mechanics Meeting

The 34th Scottish Fluid Mechanics Meeting will be hosted by the Energy Research Group in the School of Engineering at Robert Gordon University on Thursday 27 May 2021.

We welcome contributions on all aspects of fluid mechanics for what promises to be an informal and lively meeting. We particularly welcome early career researchers, PhD students and post-doctoral researchers to attend and give talks on their research. This will be an excellent opportunity to meet other researchers active in the field.

We also encourage posters submissions to allow as many people as possible the opportunity to showcase their recent work.

We look forward to welcoming you to the online meeting in May.

We are very grateful for the continued support of DANTEC Dynamics Ltd.


Key Dates

  • First call for abstracts - 7 April 2021
  • Registration opens - 15 March 2021
  • Abstract submission deadline - 30 April 2021
  • Abstract acceptance notification - 10 May 2021
  • Deadline for registration - 24 May 2021
  • Meeting - 27 May 2021

All submitted abstracts for both oral presentations and posters should be limited to one page in length. These should include the paper title, authors and affiliations, a short-written summary (250-350 words), figures (optional) and any references (if applicable).

There are no prescribed styles or templates, but all abstracts should be submitted either as word or PDF documents.

Please submit your abstract (stating preferred presentation type: oral or poster) directly to the Organising Committee via email

Registration for the meeting will be avaliable online from 15 March 2021 until 24 May 2021.


Oral Presentations 

09:15-09:30 - Introduction and welcome, Mamdud Hossain

Session 1 - Chair: Tom O'Donoghue

  • 09:30-09:45 -  Jack A. Hanson, Edinburgh University - Subsonic flow forces on and vortex shedding behaviour of a cylinder near a wall boundary layer at moderate Reynolds number
  • 09:45-10:00 - Matthias Frey, St Andrews University - EPIC - Elliptic Parcel-in-Cell
  • 10:00-10:15 - Aidan Steel, Herriot Watt University - The suppression of Fluid-Structure Interaction in circular cylinders using Fluid Passageways at sub-critical Reynold’s number
  • 10:15-10:30 - Nkemjika Chinenye-Kanu, Robert Gordon University - Numerical prediction of the effect of thermal plume of a standing human on the airborne aerosol flow in a room: Assessment of the social distancing rule
  • 10:30-10:45 - Otto E. Neshamar, Aberdeen University - Flow-induced vibration of a cantilever cylinder in large-amplitude oscillatory flows

10:45-11:15 - Break

Session 2 - Chair: Stephen K. Wilson

  • 11:15-11:30 - Sudeshna Roy, Heriot Watt University - Fluidization of wet granular materials
  • 11:30-11:45 - Craig Nolan, Glasgow University - Exploring the shape-dependent aerodynamics of platoons of simplified ground vehicles
  • 11:45-12:00 - James D. Reilly;,Strathclyde University - Dynamics of Coating Flow on Rotating Circular and Elliptical Cylinders
  • 12:00-12:15 - Akanksha Gupta, Dundee University - Pairs of surface wave packets with zero-sum energy in the Hawking radiation analog
  • 12:15-12:30 - Jonathan Wilkin, Dundee  University - Experimental turbidity current dynamics responding to a simultaneous loss of confinement and break of slope

12:30-13:30 - Lunch Break including Poster Session

Poster Session - Chair: Nadimul Faisal

  • Alfonso Martnez, Glasgow University - Bio-inspired Flow Control through Camber Morphing
  • Keelin Quirk, Strathclyde University - A biphasic diffusion model of drug eluting stents
  • Oghenethoja Monday Umuteme, Robert Gordon University - Computational Fluid Dynamics Prediction of Hydrates Deposition Rates in Subsea Gas Pipelines
  • Gordon McNicol, Glasgow University - Self-excited oscillations in flow through a flexible-walled channel with a heavy wall
  • Lewis Goldberg, Strathclyde  University - Should gaspers in passenger aircraft be switched on or off during the COVID-19 pandemic? - A numerical study
  • Morgan Hetherington, Dundee University - Sensitivity analysis of FPlume model with application to Eyjafjallajökull 2010 eruption

Session 3 - Chair: Konstantinos Ritos

  • 13:30-13:45 - Andrew Mitchell, Strathclyde University - The squeeze-film problem for a porous membrane with an open base
  • 13:45-14:00 - James Quinn, UCL/Glasgow University - Accelerated Python for CFD: A Case Study
  • 14:00-14:15 - Saranraj Gururaj, Dundee University - Internal gravity waves bathymetry interaction in the presence of stably stratified shear flow
  • 14:15-14:30 - Stephen Wilson, Strathclyde University - Contact-line deposits from multiple evaporating droplets
  • 14:30-14:45 - Hannah D’Ambrosio, Strathclyde University - The effect of spatial variation of the evaporative flux on the deposition from an evaporating droplet
  • 14:45-15:00 - Josh Williams, Edinburgh University - Modelling turbulent dispersion of inertial aerosol particles
  • 15:00-15:30 - Break

Session 4 - Chair: Anirban Guha

  • 15:30-15:45 - Qi Zhou, Edinburgh University - Numerical Simulation of Cellular Blood Flor in Canonical Disordered Porous Media 
  • 15:45-16:00 - Tom Leitch, Strathclyde University - Redistribution of Mean Flow Turbulence Kinetic Energy in a Jet Plate Interaction using Leading-Edge Transpiration Slots
  • 16:00-16:15 - Vlad Aparece-Scutariu, Edinburgh University - Spatial Characteristics of Scalar Dissipation Rate in Turbulent Round Jets
  • 16:15-16:30 - Konstantinos Kechagidis, Edinburgh University - Trajectories of single rigid spherical particle with different properties in inertial intersecting flows for sepsis application
  • 16:30-16:45 - Sean Petley, Robert Gordon University - Numerical investigation of a de-oiling rotary hydrocyclone

16:45-17:00 - Concluding remarks, Mamdud Hossain

For all informal enquiries about the 34th Scottish Fluid Mechanics Mechanics Meeting, please contact the Organising Committee:

Local Organising and Scientific Review Committee

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