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Thermal effects and aerodynamics
The 3AF International Conference on Applied Aerodynamics is organized each year by the French Aeronautics and Space Society (3AF) in a different venue in France known for its activities in the field of aeronautics and/or space technology. The conference is an excellent opportunity for scientific exchanges among the aerospace community where aerodynamicists from industry, research institutions and academics meet. Scientists and engineers from other domains involving fluid mechanics are also welcome.
Each year the conference concentrates on a different topic representative of current concerns in the field of aerodynamics. It is organized on the basis of five half-days of technical presentations, each introduced by a keynote conference given by an expert in the field covered by the session. The conference is concluded by a technical visit in connection with the conference’s subject.
In 2016, the conference is hosted by the University of Strasbourg. The 51th 3AF International Conference on Applied Aerodynamics will focus on problems involving a strong coupling between heat transfer phenomena and aerodynamics, or more generally fluid dynamics. Such phenomena play a crucial role in a large variety of devices including engines of all kinds, reentry vehicles, electronic components, buildings, air conditioning, etc. Mastering of heat transfer is essential for the design of more efficient vehicles with reduced fuel consumption, hence pollutant emission. This aspect also concerns the design of more economical heating/cooling systems for terrestrial and aerial vehicles, buildings, etc. Heat transfers also play an important role in some flow control devices involving heat deposition.