FIV2012 opens in Trinity College Dublin
9 July 2012
TCD is hosting the 10th International Conference on Flow-Induced Vibration and Flow-Induced Noise (July 3rd-6th). Dr. Meskell and Dr. Bennett of the School of Engineering, TCD are the conference Chairs.
Flow-Induced Vibration and Noise, and the physical parameters which control them, are of significant importance to design engineers and operators of systems in a wide range of industries ranging from aerospace, automotive and civil engineering to marine structures, electricity generation and chemical processing. The potential of these phenomena to cause catastrophic failure to engineering systems and unacceptably high levels of environmental and occupational noise has motivated significant effort to understand and mitigate these problems in the interests of human safety.
FIV2012 is the tenth in a series of international conferences on Flow-Induced Vibration which started at Keswick in 1973 primarily in response to the needs of the nuclear industry. The conference is held every four years with the 7th and 8th international FIV conferences being held in Lucerne, Switzerland and École Polytechnique, Paris respectively. The most recent in the series was held in Prague in 2008. While many of the problems that appeared in the first FIV conference are still under investigation (e.g. flow induced vibration of tube arrays with cross flow or pipes with axial flow), subsequent conferences have evolved into major international events with a continually wider scope of papers in the field of flow-induced vibration and fluid structure interaction. Furthermore, over the past four decades, noise in confined or bluff body flows has emerged as a related and equally problematic issue to flow-induced vibration.
There has been an Irish contingent at FIV conferences from the outset; John Fitzpatrick, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, TCD, was one of the delegates at the very first meeting in 1973. Therefore, we have great pleasure in welcoming over one hundred delegates, coming from every continent, to Trinity College, Dublin to present and discuss their work at fiv2012. The proceedings can be obtained directly from the website: www.fiv2012.com .