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AMC to host prestigious fluid mechanics conference

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The Australian Maritime College will host national and international experts in the field of fluid mechanics when it holds the 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC) in December.

AFMC is a prestigious conference series now held biennially covering the general field of fluid mechanics in all engineering and scientific disciplines. It has been running since 1962.

AFMC Chair Paul Brandner said the conference had attracted more than 250 delegates from Australasia and as far afield as Europe and the Unites States.

“We look forward to hosting a memorable conference and this is an exciting opportunity to internationally showcase Tasmania, the Australian Maritime College and the University of Tasmania,” Associate Professor Brandner said.

“We have invited a number of national and international experts who will be presenting research on a diverse range of topics including turbulence, combustion, polar ice flow on Earth and Mars, and the sound of cavitation in trees.

“A highlight will be Professor Ivan Marusic from the University of Melbourne presenting on the universal nature of turbulence in flows ranging from those about aircraft, in rivers and the lower atmosphere.”

The AFMC is held at different locations around Australasia every two years and this is the second time it has been held in Tasmania. The 11th AFMC was held in Hobart in 1992.

  • What: 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
  • Where: Sir Raymond Ferrall Centre, University of Tasmania, Newnham campus
  • When: Monday 3 – Friday 7 December 2012

For further details please visit the 18th AFMC site.

Published on: 13 Nov 2012 3:45pm