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Keynote Conference

Peter SCHMID – Imperial College of London
Christophe BAILLY – Ecole Centrale de Lyon
Christophe LAUX – Ecole Centrale de Paris
Avraham SEIFERT – Tel Aviv University

Conference Deadlines

Full length paper                      February 20, 2017
Conference in Lyon               March 27-28-29, 2017


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 within the aerospace community where aerodynamicists from industry, research institutions and academics meet. Scientists and engineers from other fields involving fluid mechanics are also welcome.

Each year the conference focuses on a different topic representative of current concerns in the field of aerodynamics. It is organized on the basis of five half-day 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 subject.

In 2017, the conference will be hosted by the Ecole Centrale de Lyon.

The 52nd 3AF International Conference on Applied Aerodynamics will focus on recent development in flow-control techniques aiming at the development of greener vehicles, more comfortable means of transportation, environmental “friendliness” and sustainability. This involves improvements in aerodynamics performance, reduction of fuel consumption and emissions, as well as reduction of other negative impacts on the environment such as noise, wake vortices, soiling, etc. The techniques involved are passive and active devices, contouring, energy deposition, morphing, but not limited to the aforementioned

Flow control is present in a large number of applications including aircraft and UAVs, helicopters, automobiles, trains, ships, wind turbines, missiles, space launchers, turbo-machinery, environmental management in buildings, combustion chambers, etc.

The experimental, theoretical and numerical aspects dealing with fundamental and applied research as well as industrial application will be considered.