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Important Dates



Conference Opening Program:
Sunday, 7 December (Venue - Storey Hall (Building 16), RMIT University)

Day-1 Program:Monday, 8 December (Venue - Swanston Academic Building (Building 80), RMIT University)

Day-2 Program: Tuesday, 9 December (Venue - Swanston Academic Building (Building 80), RMIT University)

Day-3 Program: Wednesday, 10 December (Venue - Swanston Academic Building (Building 80), RMIT University)

Conference Banquet:Wednesday, 10 December (Venue - Melbourne Aquarium at 7 PM on RMIT University). Please note that you must have a valid ticket to enter into the venue.

Day-4 Program: Thursday, 11 December (Venue - Swanston Academic Building (Building 80), RMIT University)

Program closing at 3 PM on Thursday, 11 December 2014

 

Notice Board

Change of Venue for Sunday's Program:

Due to the wet weather forecasting on Sunday the Registration & Welcome Cocktail venue has been changed to a new location without changing the time. The new venue for the Sunday opening program will be held in Storey Hall, Building 16 (RMIT University), Address:  342 Swanston Street, Melbourne.

 

Keynote speakers

  • Professor Alexander Smits, G.K. Batchelor Lecture, Princeton University (USA)
  • Dr Rabindra Mehta, Sports Aerodynamics, NASA Ames Centre (USA)
  • Professor Steven Pope, Combustion, Cornell University (USA)
  • Professor Joseph Katz, Cavitation, John Hopkins University (USA)
  • Professor Yuying Yan, Biomimetics, Nottingham University (UK)
  • Dr Guy Metcalfe, Chaotic flows, CSIRO (Australia)
  • Professor Greg Ivey, Environmental Fluids, University of Western Australia (Australia)
  • Professor Heinz Pitsch, Aachen University (Germany)

 

Conference chair

Professor Aleksandar Subic, Dean of Engineering and Head, School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, RMIT University

 

RMIT Organising Committee

  • Associate Professor Firoz Alam (Chair)
  • Dr Harun Chowdhury (Secretary)
  • Professor Simon Watkins
  • Dr Jonathan Watmuff
  • Associate Professor Tom Steiner


AFMS Advisory committee

  • Professor Julio Soria, Monash University
  • Professor Ivan Marusic, The University of Melbourne
  • Associate Professor Richard Manasseh, Swinburne University of Technology

 

     




Sponsors and Exhibitors


sponsors


19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC)

The 19th AFMC aims to provide an international forum for scientists, engineers and educators from around the world who are involved in fluid mechanics research, development and innovation.

This is an international event organised biennially in collaboration with the Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society (AFMS). The conference will enable the participants to present and discuss the latest trends and findings and to learn about the state-of-the-art in their particular field(s) of interest. A broad range of topics and application areas has been devised to reflect the interdisciplinary nature of this conference.

  • Aero-acoustics
  • Aerodynamics
  • Atmospheric research
  • Biomedical fluids
  • Boundary layers
  • Combustion
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Environmental fluids
  • Experimental techniques
  • Fluid mechanics education
  • Fluid-structure interaction
  • Gas dynamics
  • Ground water flows
  • Heat transfer
  • Hydraulics
  • Hydrodynamics
  • Industrial flows
  • Jets and wakes
  • Micro/biofluids
  • Multiphase flows
  • Non-Newtonian flows
  • Oceanography
  • Pipe flows
  • Reacting flows
  • Renewable energy
  • Sports aerodynamics
  • Wind engineering

 

Program Schedule


Click here to download the Detailed Program Schedule (Updated)

The registration desk will be open at 3:00 PM afternoon on Sunday, 7 December 2014. Registrants are asked to collect their conference materials and Name Tag from the registration booth near the Welcome Cocktail venue RMIT University - Storey Hall (Building 16). There will be a Welcome Cocktail starting at 6:00 PM till 8:00 PM.  Registrants must wear their Name Tag at all times because of the security reasons.

Around 350 papers have been scheduled over 4 days with 5 parallel sessions. Each presenter will be given 15 minutes (12 minutes presentation + 3 minutes discussion) for their presentation.  Most of the students' papers are scheduled before the Conference Banquet. Best student presentation awards will be announced at the banquet.


Guideline for preparing your presentation:


Please prepare a MS Power Point presentation with a title page. You presentation may contain number of sides: background, rationale, materials, methodology, results and major conclusions. It may also content animations and video clips. Use appropriate font size for each slide. Limit the number of slides in such a way that you can finish your talk within 12 minutes. Keep 3 minutes for the discussion on your presentation. The session Chair will keep count of the time limit and remind the presenter with a call bell. Immediately after the end of presentation, a discussion session will commence. In the discussion, audience or the Chair/Judge can ask you questions regarding your presentation.

 

  • Operating System: Windows 7
  • Presentation format: MS Power Point 2010
  • Other supported format: PDF (Version 11 or below), JPG, any video formats supported by Windows Media Player.
  • Memory device connectivity: Memory stick or portable Hard Drive using USB 2.0, CD or DVD ROM drive.
  • Note: You can connect your own laptop via VGA cable if you want. 

 Please prepare your presentation file with the guideline provided.



All contributing authors are required to submit a copyright transfer form for their manuscript to be included in the 19th AFMC proceedings. The copyright transfer form can be downloaded here. Without the signed copyright form your paper will not be published.

Please complete the copyright transfer form before 31 August 2014 and email it to Dr Harun Chowdhury at 19afmc@rmit.edu.au

Objectives

The 19th AFMC aims to provide an international forum for scientists, engineers and educators from around the world who are involved in fluid mechanics research, development and innovation. This biannual international event organised by RMIT University in association with Monash University and the Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society (AFMS). The conference will enable the participants to present and discuss the latest trends and findings and to learn about the state-of-the-art in their particular field(s) of interest. A broad range of topics and application areas has been devised to reflect the interdisciplinary nature of this conference.

 

Why Melbourne?



Location:

  • Melbourne is Australia's 2nd largest and most cosmopolitan city
  • It is conveniently located among Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide and Hobart
  • RMIT City campus is located in the heart of Melbourne City

Air Transport:

  • Melbourne is well connected with all Australian state and territories' cities and towns
  • It is also well connected with all major cities of all Continents by Qantas and other major international airlines (e.g. travel convenience with minimum or no transits)
  • Airfare to Melbourne (domestic or international) is relatively cheaper due to stiff competition among airlines

Accommodation

  • Melbourne possesses hundreds of hotels, motels and holiday apartments at different budget levels fulfilling everyone's needs
  • Delegates staying in the city centre can walk to the conference venue without the need for any kind of transport

Cultural and Sports Attractions

  • Melbourne is Australia's cultural capital
  • Victorian Art Gallery, Exhibition and Theatre, Museum of Victoria, world famous MCG, Australian Tennis Centre, Great Ocean Road, Phillip Island Penguin Parade - all are well known attractions for tourists and visitors

Food & Beverage

  • Melbourne offers all types of cuisine from almost every nationality and culture
  • Night life in Melbourne is well known all over Australia and beyond
  • Most restaurants and cafes are located only 5 to 10 minutes walk from the conference venue and most hotels

Scientific Attractions

  • Science Museum of Victoria
  • Royal Australian Air Force Museum
  • Three large universities (University of Melbourne, Monash University and RMIT University) are located at a close proximity, tours to these universities' lab facilities can be organised
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