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European Drag Reduction and Flow Control Meeting 2015

Department of Engineering

European Drag Reduction and Flow Control Meeting


23-26 March 2015

Cambridge, UK

The European Drag Reduction and Flow Control Meetings have proven to be a very attractive series of workshops on drag reduction and flow control. They are organized by the ERCOFTAC Special Interest Group SIG20 - Drag Reduction and Flow Control. Within this SIG, a coordination of experimental, numerical and analytical research into drag reduction and flow control using passive and active techniques is carried out.


Riblets, dimpled and textured surfaces, compliant walls, superhydrophobic surfaces, porous surfaces, polymer and surfactant additives, micro-bubbles, MEMS, synthetic jets,DBD plasma, piezoelectric actuators, wall and flow oscillations, travelling waves, blowing and suction, flaps and slats, micro-vortex generators, optimal and suboptimal control, electro-magnetic control, natural and hybrid laminar flow control, loads and aero-elastic control, icing and deicing control, etc.

Important dates

Abstract submission deadline: 15 January 2015

Notification of acceptance: 25 January 2015

Online registration and accommodation booking will open in mid-February

Meeting venue

The workshop will be held at the Sidney Sussex College, one of the constituent colleges of the University of Cambridge, founded in 1596.


The registration fee will be 170 GBP (ERCOFTAC members: 150 GBP), which includes a Book of Abstracts, an excursion to nearby historic sites and a conference dinner.


Limited funding is available for students to cover part of travel expenses and/or the registration fee.

Organizer and Convenor of SIG20:

Prof. Kwing-So Choi

University of Nottingham


Tel: +44 1159513792

Local Organizer:

Dr. Ricardo Garcia-Mayoral

University of Cambridge


Tel: +44 1223332721