19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC)

8 - 11 December 2014 | RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

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 biannually 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.

Call for papers and submission of abstracts

The Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference has grown steadily over the years since its inception at the University of Western Australia in 1962. The conference series has traditionally covered the broad field of fluid mechanics and heat transfer in all engineering and scientific disciplines. It provides a forum for presentation of papers in all aspects of fundamental and applied fluid mechanics and thermodynamics, including but not limited to:

  • 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

You are invited to submit an abstract from any branch of science and engineering relating to the conference theme, topics and application areas. Authors should submit an abstract of up to 500 words (Times New Roman, 12 point font size) and upon acceptance a final paper of six A4-size pages. All papers will be peer reviewed by international experts.

Accepted papers will be published by Elsevier under the Procedia Engineering series, which is referenced on Scopus and other relevant referencing outlets. Selected papers will be invited for publication in several top ranking journals if expanded further. The official language of the conference is English. The abstract must contain a title, name(s) of authors, mailing address, telephone and fax numbers and email address of the corresponding author. Please note that there will be a limit of one paper per registration. However, each additional paper can be submitted at a cost of AUD$100.

Submit your abstract by email as an attachment (PDF or Microsoft Word format) by 14 April 2014 to 19afmc@rmit.edu.au.

All other correspondence should be directed to firoz.alam@rmit.edu.au.

Important dates

Abstract submission deadline

14 April 2014

Notification of accepted abstracts

16 May 2014

Full paper submission

23 June 2014

Registration deadline

21 July 2014


8-11 December 2014


Standard registration: AUD$850

Student registration: AUD$600

There is a limit of one paper per registration. Each additional paper will cost AUD 100.

Additional ticket to the conference dinner is AUD$130.


Registration includes entry to all conference sessions, welcome reception, daily catering (morning and afternoon refreshments, and lunch), conference materials, and conference dinner.

Keynote speakers

  • Professor Alexander Smits, G.K. Batchelor Lecture, Princeton University, USA
  • Dr Rabindra Mehta, Sports Aerodynamics, NASA Ames Centre, USA
  • Professor Ronald Adrian, Turbulence, Arizona State University, 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 Heinze Pitsch, Aachen University, Germany


Associate Professor Firoz Alam
School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
RMIT University
GPO Box 2476, Melbourne 3001, Australia
Email: 19afmc@rmit.edu.au