IUTAM Symposium on

Transition and Turbulence in Flow through Deformable Tubes and Channels

January 20-23, 2014

Bangalore, India



The flow past deformable surfaces, and surface deformation to generate flow, is a highly inter-disciplinary field at the intersection of fluid mechanics, engineering, applied mathematics and biology. These flows are ubiquitous in biological systems, and are increasingly of importance in microfluidic technologies. An IUTAM symposium on this subject was held in Warwick, UK in 2001. Since then, there have been numerous advances, theoretical and experimental, in the field, and there has been a sharpening of focus in different areas of fluid-structure interactions. The objective of the symposium is to bring together experts in the field, with emphasis on latest advances and challenges in the following areas:

1. Effect of a dynamical coupling between fluid flow and soft surfaces on flow instability and the transition to turbulence.

2. Tissue mechanics, and the rheology of soft solids.

3. Flow-structure interactions in the cardio-vascular system.

4. Respiratory flows, and collapsible-tube models of the respiratory system.

5. Use of soft and active materials for mixing and pumping in microfluidics.

Though considerable progress has been made in each of these areas, significant challenges remain. We are confident that an exchange of ideas between experts in different areas will prove to be fruitful and stimulating, will engender new collaboration and will facilitate further advances in all areas.

Important dates

Deadline for registration and abstract submission: November 30, 2013.


Bangalore is well connected by air, rail and roadways from all parts of India, also direct flights are available to and from most of the mojor cities of the world.


Accommodation would be arranged for all participants by organisers.

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