Introduction

AFM 2020 is the 13th International Conference on Advances in Fluid Mechanics. The meeting is reconvened following the success of all previous conferences in the series, the first of which took place in New Orleans (1996), followed by Udine (1998); Montreal (2000); Ghent (2002); Lisboa (2004); Skiathos (2006); the New Forest, home of the Wessex Institute (2008); The Algarve (2010); Split (2012); A Coruña (2014), Ancona (2016) and Ljubljana (2018).

The success of the Conference continues to attract high quality contributions presenting original results. The evolution of the meeting is reflected in the variety of topics and applications published in the conference book series since its beginnings in 1996.

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. The emphasis is on new applications and research currently in progress.

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.

The objective of the meeting is to provide a forum for discussing new work in fluid mechanics and, in particular, for promoting the interchange of new ideas and the presentation on the latest applications in the field.

Topics

The following list covers some of the topics to be presented at AFM 2020. Papers on other topics related to the objectives of the conference are welcome

  • Computational methods
  • Boundary elements and other mesh reduction methods
  • Fluid structure interaction
  • Multiphase heat transfer
  • Environmental fluid dynamics
  • Industrial applications
  • Energy harvesting
  • Nano and micro fluids
  • Complex flows
  • Jets
  • Droplet and spray dynamics
  • Bubble dynamics
  • Multiphase fluid flow
  • Pumping and fluid transportation
  • Experimental measurements
  • Complex and non-Newtonian fluids
  • Chemical reaction flow
  • Hydroelectromagnetic flow
  • hypersonic flows
  • Wave theory
  • Acoustics of noise propagation
  • Theoretical methods
  • Nanotechnology applications in fluids and heat transfer
  • 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 2020 are to be published in a Volume of WIT Transactions on Engineering Sciences (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 the conference paper to the International Journal of Computational Methods and Experimental Measurements (ISSN: 2046-0546; Digital ISSN: 2046-0554).

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 2020 are to be published in a Volume of WIT Transactions on Engineering Sciences (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 the conference paper to the International Journal of Computational Methods and Experimental Measurements (ISSN: 2046-0546; Digital ISSN: 2046-0554).

Location Information

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Prague is the capital city of the Czech Republic with a history dating back a millennium. Nicknamed “the City of a Hundred Spires”, Prague is home to a number of famous cultural attractions, many of which survived the violence and destruction of 20th-century Europe. The city sits amid the gentle landscapes of the Bohemian plateau, straddling the Vltava River, which is the longest river in the Czech Republic. Main attractions include the Prague Castle, the Charles Bridge, the Old Town Square with the Prague astronomical clock and the Jewish Quarter. The historical centre of Prague has been listed in the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage Register since 1992. It is a city of culture boasting more than ten major museums, along with numerous theatres, cinemas, and other historical exhibits.

Currency

The official currency of the Czech Republic is the Czech crown (koruna), abbreviated as Kč, with the international abbreviation CZK. 1 crown consists of 100 hellers (haléř), abbreviated as hal. Heller coins have not been in use as of September 1, 2008, but hellers are still incorporated into merchandise prices. The final price is always rounded off to the nearest crown value.

The approximate value of 100 CZK is 3.8 EUR/4.4 USD (August 2019).

As the official currency, the Czech crown is the best and often the only possible currency to use when paying. Although the Czech Republic is part of the European Union, the euro is not widely accepted here yet. Some stores, restaurants and hotels accept payments in euros but the exchange rate may not be very good.

Climate

The weather is generally relatively mild with warm summers and cold winters. The average temperature in summer is 24 °C, however, during the winter the average temperature drops to freezing point (0°C).

Travel Information

Conference Venue Address:

Masarykova Kolej
Thákurova 1,
160 41 Praha 6-Dejvice,
Česko
Prague
Czech Republic

Travelling to Prague by air:

Vaclav Havel Airport (Prague International Airport) is located approximately 15km northwest of Prague city centre and there are direct flights from most European cities.

The airport is located 12 km from the Masarykova Kolej (the venue).

Prague International Airport can be reached from many destinations around the world; a list of some of the major airline carriers is listed below:

British Airways – from London Heathrow
EasyJet – from Amsterdam, Basel, Bristol, Edinburgh, London Gatwick, Milan, Venice
Ryanair – from Barcelona, Bari, Dublin, Krakow, London Stansted
Norwegian – from Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm
Vueling/Iberia – from Rome, Barcelona, Paris,
American Airlines – from Chicago, Philadelphia
Smartwings – from Almeria, Antalya, Faro, Naples
Czech Airlines – from Beirut, Bilbao, Pisa, Stockholm, Seoul
Delta Airlines – from New York
Air Canada – from Toronto
Emirates – from Dubai
China Easten Airlines – from Shanghai

Further information about the airport can be found at: https://www.prg.aero/en#/

From the Airport

Public Transport:

The connection between Václav Havel Airport and Prague city centre is provided by public transport bus lines, which operate at regular few-minute intervals. Buses run from 04:00 until midnight, seven days a week. Bus stops are located directly in front of terminals.

To get to the conference venue, take the 119 bus from either terminal 1 or 2 (it stops at both), depart the bus at Nádraží Veleslavín. From here, take the tram number 26 to Thákurova. Once you arrive at Thákurova tram stop, you will need to walk east and cross the main road taking the road named Thákurova. Masarykova Kolej is located on this road, around 1 minute walk from the metro stop.

Please note that you will need to buy a ticket before entering the platform, and then validate the ticket when you step onto the vehicle. The same ticket can be used on the buses, metro and tram. Tickets can be purchased from an automatic ticket machine or in any tobacco store.

Please find a link to the bus timetable: https://www.prg.aero/en/public-transport-buses

Please find a link to the map of the tram: https://czech-transport.com/images/tram_metro_17_03_25.pdf

Taxi:

Sales counters of taxi service providers are located at the Terminals 1 and 2 Arrival Halls. Boarding points are clearly marked in front of both Arrival Halls.

Car Hire:

There are several hire car companies located at Václav Havel Airport including Hertz, Avis, Budget, Europcar and Sixt. We recommend that you book your hire car in advance to avoid disappointment.

When driving, leave the airport, following signs to Route 7 and Prague city centre. Join Route 7 and follow this for approximately 2.5km. Take the exit towards Praha-centrum/Ruzyně/Nákupní zóna and continue onto Evropská. After 6km turn left onto Kolejní, then turn right onto Seminární and then the first right onto Thákurova.

From the City Centre

By metro:

The centre of Prague is served by 3 metro lines (A, B and C). The metro runs from 05:00 until midnight. There are three main stations where you can switch from one metro to another, these are Muzeum, Můstek and Florenc.

The closest stop to the conference venue is Dejvická on Line A. This stop is 500 metres from the venue.

Please note that you will need to buy a ticket before entering the platform, and then validate the ticket when you step onto the vehicle. The same ticket can be used on the buses, metro and tram. Tickets can be purchased from an automatic ticket machine or in any tobacco store.

Please find a link to the map of the metro: https://czech-transport.com/images/tram_metro_17_03_25.pdf

Buses and Trams:

The network covers the whole city, with the services running from 4.30am to 11.30pm daily every five to twenty-five minutes.

Travelling to Prague by rail:

If you decide to travel by train to Prague, domestic services are provided by ÈD (Czech Railways). Further information can be found at: https://www.cd.cz/en/default.htm

There are also a number of daily connections to Prague from major European cities. Praha Hlavní nádraží is the biggest and busiest railway station in Prague. From this station there are metro, tram and bus connections as well as taxis.

Travelling to Prague by road:

If you decide to travel to Prague by road there are coach services from major cities across Europe, including the UK, and the countries of the CIS (Eurolines, Eurotours).   The city’s main bus and coach terminal is Florenc, for international and regional services, which is located on the eastern edge of the New Town and is easily accessible by metro (subway/ underground /tube) (yellow line B and red line C) and trams.

Information about coach services and transport connections can be found at: https://jizdnirady.idnes.cz/praha/spojeni/

Information about the purchase of international tickets can be found at http://new.eurotours.cz/ (Eurolines and Student Agency).

Taxi travel in Prague

Please see http://www.myczechrepublic.com/prague/prague_taxi.html for advice on taxi journeys.

If you decide to use taxis while in Prague you should call the operator and ask to be put through to a taxi firm and book in advance, thus avoiding being overcharged. It is not advised that you hail a taxi in the city.

The following taxi companies are recommended by the above website and we include them here in case you wish to book a taxi from the airport:

AAA Radiotaxi - tel. 14 0 14 or 222 333 222, www.aaa-taxi.cz
City Taxi - tel. 257 257 257, www.citytaxi.cz
Profi Taxi - tel. 14 0 15, www.profitaxi.cz
Halotaxi - tel. 2 4411 4411, www.halotaxi.cz
Sedop - tel. 227 227 227, www.sedop.cz

 

Please note that all information included above is correct at August 2019. All prices and travel details are subject to change.

Conference Venue

OutsideThe conference will take place at Masarykova Kolej, a conference centre and student residence for Czech Technical University. The venue is easily reached from the city centre by underground and is only 20 minutes away from Prague Vaclav Havel international airport.

The Masaryk Dormitory was founded in 1925, thanks to moral and financial support provided by Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, the first president of Czechoslovakia. It was built according to the design of Antonín Engel in Sadova Street, nowadays called Thákurova Street, in parallel with the preparations for constructing the adjacent campus of the Czech Technical University in Prague.

The centre has a private car park, available to event attendees, if you are travelling to the venue by car.

Venue Address:

Masarykova Kolej
Thákurova 1,
160 41 Praha 6-Dejvice,
Česko
Prague
Czech Republic

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Additional Information

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