Program: Sunday, 7 December (Venue - Storey Hall (Building 16), RMIT
Day-1 Program:Monday, 8 December (Venue - Swanston Academic Building (Building 80), RMIT
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
- 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)
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
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.
- Atmospheric research
- Biomedical fluids
- Boundary layers
- Computational fluid dynamics
- Environmental fluids
- Experimental techniques
- Fluid mechanics education
- Fluid-structure interaction
- Gas dynamics
- Ground water flows
- Heat transfer
- Industrial flows
- Jets and wakes
- Multiphase flows
- Non-Newtonian flows
- Pipe flows
- Reacting flows
- Renewable energy
- Sports aerodynamics
- Wind engineering
Click here to download the Detailed Program Schedule
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.
Copyright transfer form
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
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 email@example.com
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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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