On behalf of the 22nd Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference Organisers and Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society, we are delighted to welcome you to Brisbane, Australia for the 22nd Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference on 6-10 December 2020.

The Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC) is held every two years with the support of the Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society (AFMS). The objectives of the conference are to provide an international forum for scientists, engineers, students, and educators to discuss Fluid Mechanics’ research, development, and innovation. The conference enables participants to present and discuss the latest trends and findings and to learn about best practice in their particular field(s) of interest. The conference has a long history dating back to 1962 when the inaugural conference was held in Western Australia.

A dynamic group of Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and the University of Queensland (UQ) academics have prepared a successful bid submission to the AFMS to host the 22nd AFMC in Brisbane. The AFMC was last held in Brisbane in 1980 and in Queensland in 2007 (Gold Coast). Brisbane would expect to attract 350-450 participants from all over the world to the conference in 2020. The four-day conference will be a showcase of the research strengths and expertise of Brisbane and South-East Queensland professionals in the Fluid Mechanics field. The technical program will encompass several keynote lectures by leading experts, including the George Bachelor lecture, named after the Australian researcher. Three days of technical presentations and plenary lectures will be held on the QUT Gardens Point Campus in Brisbane CBD and will be complemented by a full day at the UQ St Lucia Campus where keynotes, technical sessions and research laboratory tours will occur before the conference banquet in UQ’s Great Court.

The 22nd Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference will provide a strong technical and networking opportunity for government, research, and industry. Highlights of the 22nd AFMC will include:

  • A strong commitment to promoting Fluid Mechanics in the broader community;
  • Support for undergraduate student participation, in the form of two fee-waiver scholarships; and
  • Promotion of gender balance in Fluid Mechanics.

We are confident that the 2020 conference will be the best ever Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference.

Richard Brown and Hubert Chanson

22nd Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference AFMC2020

Hugh Blackburn

Chair, Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society

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