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S2: Environmental Fluid Mechanics

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Carlo Gualtieri, University of Napoli, Italy (contact:
Prof. Dragutin T. Mihailovic, University Novi Sad, Serbia


  • Diffusion, turbulent dispersion and mixing in natural waters
  • Contaminants transport in surface and subsurface waters, including water-sediments interactions, vegetated flows and air-water exchanges in natural waters
  • Stratified flows
  • Modelling of transport of water and chemicals in the soil
  • Modelling of flux exchanges between non-homogeneous surfaces and atmosphere
  • Modelling of planetary boundary layer land surface processes
  • Modelling of planetary boundary climatic change and future state in agriculture and forestry
  • Uncertainties in environmental modelling and occurrence of deterministic chaos
  • Predicting the occurrence of plant diseases
  • Turbulent jet and plumes
  • Two-phase and multiphase flows


Environmental Fluid Mechanics (EFM) is the scientific study of transport, dispersion and transformation processes in natural fluid flows on our planet Earth, from the microscale to the planetary scale. Stratification and turbulence are two essential ingredients of EFM. Stratification occurs when the density of the fluid varies spatially, as in a sea breeze where masses of warm and cold air lie next to each other or in an estuary where fresh river water flows over saline seawater. Turbulence is the term used to characterize the complex, seemingly random motions that continually result from instabilities in fluid flows. Turbulence is ubiquitous in natural fluid flows because of the large scales that these flows typically occupy. The processes studied by EFM greatly affect the quality of natural ecosystems and are largely studied using also modeling techniques and software packages. For this session papers reporting observational, experimental, modeling and theoretical investigations would be welcome.


Monday 7
Time Title Authors Place
9:30 - 9:50 'Implicit Large Eddy Simulation - a Promising Method for Turbulence Modelling in High Resolution Models' V. Fuka and J. Brechler A6101
9:50 - 10:10 'Iterative Inverse Modelling Method for Locating a Source of Air Pollution and its Robustness' B. Rajkovic, M. Vujadinovic and Z. Grsic A6101
10:10 - 10:30 'Evolvable Biological Interfaces: Outline of the New Computing System' I.Balaz and D.T.Mihailovic A6101
10:30 - 10:50 'The Impact of Geometrical Effects on Calculated Value of Albedo on the Heterogeneous Environmental Interfaces' D.V.Kapor A.M.Cirisan and D.T.Mihailovic A6101
11:20 - 11:40 'Integration of Environmental Models Based on Fluid Mechanics in Spatial Information Systems' L.Matejicek, Z. Janour and L. Benes A6101
11:40 - 12:00 'Locating a Source of Air Pollution Using Inverse Modelling and Precomputed Scenarios' M. Vujadinovic, B. Rajkovic and Z. Grsic A6101
12:00 - 12:20 'Two Interacting Environmental Interfaces: Folded Bifurcation in Coupled Asymmetric Logistic Maps' D.T.Mihailovic A6101
12:20 - 12:40 'Validation of the hydrodynamic model of a 3D ecological' C.I.Silva and J.F.Lopes A6101
12:40 - 13:00 'Numerical simulation of flow patterns and mass exchange processes in dead zones' C.Gualtieri, A6101
15:00 - 15:20 'Spatial Development of Viscous Flow Induced by Wave Propagation over Vortex Ripples' A.Dimas, A6101
15:20 - 15:40 'A simplified experimental method to evaluate equivalent roughness of vegetated river beds' S.De Felice, P.Gualtieri and G.Pulci Doria A6101
15:40 - 16:00 '3D ecological modelling of the Aveiro coastal' A.Cardoso and J.F.Lopes A6101
16:00 - 16:20 'Modelling external intrusion into water distribution systems' P.A.Lopez, J.J.Mora, V.Fuertes and F.J.Martinez A6101