The latest innovations and research in the area of fluid mechanics were showcased at the 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference at RMIT.
Held at the Swanston Academic Building in the heart of Melbourne, the conference attracted more than 400 delegates from around the world.
Conference Chair, Professor Aleksandar Subic, Dean of Engineering at RMIT and Head of the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, said the event provided an international forum for scientists, engineers and educators involved in fluid mechanics research, development and innovation.
“We had nine keynote presentations over the four days, with speakers from the world’s top technology and engineering universities and agencies including Princeton University, NASA, Cornell University, John Hopkins University, Nottingham University, the CSIRO, University of Western Australia and Aachen University,” he said.
“It was a great opportunity for participants to present and discuss the latest trends and findings and to learn about the latest innovations in their particular field of interest.”
Fluid mechanics is the study of fluids (liquids, gases, and plasmas) and effects of force on them. It has wide applications in engineering, fundamental and applied sciences.
Held every two years in collaboration with the Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society (AFMS), the conference was organised by RMIT in association with Monash University, and sponsored by the US Navy, City of Melbourne, Leap Australia and Kelenec Scientific.
Conference Organising Chair, Associate Professor Firoz Alam, said the event broadly covered fluid mechanics and heat transfer in all engineering and scientific disciplines.
“It provided a forum for presentations on all aspects of fundamental and applied fluid mechanics and thermodynamics, including aerospace, environmental and wind engineering, oceanography, sports aerodynamics and more,” he said.