COST FP1005 ''Fibre Suspension Flow Modelling''


5th Joint Management Committee and Working Group Meeting
5th ERCOFTAC SIG43 Workshop
Meeting Dates: 6-8 March 2013

Meeting Venue: Chemical Engineering Department
(Departamento de Engenharia Quimica), University of Coimbra
Polo II, Rua Silvio Lima, Coimbra (Portugal)


Porto Metro (Portuguese: Metro do Porto)
Maps of Coimbra (Local Transportation, Meeting Venue, Hotels, etc.)



10:30-12:00 Visit to old Coimbra university (for participants who arrive on Tuesday, March 5). Meeting point: old university entrance gate (Porta Ferrea). It is conveniently close to almost all hotels but Best Western Hotel D. Luis.
Please contact the organizers if you wish to join the visit.

14:00-14:20 Registration

14:20-14:30 Welcome to participants by chairman and local organiser

14:30-14:40 STSMs: enhancing ESR mobility (TBA)

14:40-16:00 SIG43/FP1005 Workshop (Scientific Presentations - Session 1)
(Chair: M.G. Rasteiro)

14:40 - 15:10 S.W. Park Multiscale CFD for solid-fluid modeling (KEYNOTE)
15:10 - 15:30 M. Campolo (WG1) Drag reduction by fibers and polymers: open issues
15:30 - 15:50 R. Ouchene (WG3) Analysis of hydrodynamic forces on non spherical particles

16:00-16:30 Coffee Break

16:30-17:50 SIG43/FP1005 Workshop (Scientific Presentations - Session 2)
(Chair: P. Tavares Ferreira)

16:20 - 16:40 J.R. Angilella (WG3) On the combined effect of inertia and Brownian motion on the orientation of rods in a shear flow. Asymptotic and stochastic analyses
16:40 - 17:00 C. Marchioli (WG3) On the rotation of elongated fibers in wall shear turbulence
17:00 - 17:20 C. Cotas (WG2) Numerical simulation of the flow of fiber suspensions in pipes with modified velocity profiles
17:20 - 17:40 S. Skali-Lami (WG2) Effect of wall shear rate on wall flux of bacteria

20:00-23:00 Social Dinner at Best Western Hotel D. Luis (transfer by bus from/to hotels to/from restaurant at 19:30/23:00)


9:30-10:50 SIG43/FP1005 Workshop (scientific Presentations - Session 3)
(Chair: J.C. Roux)

09:30 - 09:50 P. Faia, B. Branco (WG1) 2D imaging of fibers using Electrical Impedance Tomography: latest developments
09:50 - 10:10 P. Saarenrinne (WG1) Flocculation in accelerating flow
10:10 - 10:30 P. Krochak (WG1/2/3) Toward accurate measurement of the interphase slip velocity: A comparative investigation of MRI and UVP measurement of fibre suspension flow
10:30 - 10:50 S. Skali-Lami (WG2) Flow of NFC suspensions in Couette device - MRI investigations

10:50-11:20 Coffee Break

11:20-12:40 SIG43/FP1005 Workshop (scientific Presentations - Session 4)
(Chair: F. Garcia)

11:20 - 11:40 A. Sorvari (WG1) Flow behavior of MFC suspension
11:40 - 12:00 S. Haavisto (WG1) Rheological characterization of fibre suspensions using multi scale velocity profile measurements
12:00 - 12:20 J.C. Roux (WG2) The refining process and its effects on fibres interpreted through the lubrication theory
12:20 - 12:40 H.I. Andersson (WG3) Long fibers in turbulent channel flow: effects of inertia on concentration, orientation and fiber stresses

12:40-14:30 Lunch Break

14:30-17:00 Visit to the local pilot rig and labs

21:00-23:00 Musical event at the Fado house (Entrance ticket: about 10 EUR) Please contact the organizers if you wish to join the event.


9:30-11:30 Parallel WG meetings (chaired by WG leaders)
* Update on test cases
* Involvement of industrial partners
* Expected output during the Action's second year
* Place and date for the next WG Meeting (if needed)

11:30-11:45 Coffee Break

11:45-13:00 Management Committee meeting (for MC members/substitutes only)
DOWNLOAD: Meeting Minutes

0. Welcome to participants
1. Adoption of agenda
2. Minutes of last meeting
3. News from the Chair (C. Marchioli)
5. Progress report of working groups
5.1 Report from WG meetings
6. Action planning
6.1 Status of Action Budget for 2nd Grant Period
6.2 Annual Progress Conference 2013
7. Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM)
7.1 Update on completed applications for the 2nd Grant Period (D. Asendrych)
7.2 Update on submitted applications for the 2nd Grant Period (D. Asendrych)
8. Training Schools
8.2 Status of TS 2013 ``Non-spherical particles and aggregates in fluid flows''
(jointly with MP0806 ``Particles in Turbulence'')
8.2.1 Presentation of lecturers and current schedule
8.2.2 Selection of attendees
9. Publications, dissemination and outreach activities
9.1 Publications
9.2 Dissemination
9.3 Presentation of the Action's activity at:
9.3.1 MP0806 final conference
9.3.2 Other conferences/workshops?
9.4 Report on the new Working Group ``Knowledge Transfer'' (WG4)
10. Requests for new members
10.1 new MC members
10.2 new WG members
11. Promotion of gender balance and of Early Stage Researchers (ESR)
12. Non-COST country participations
12.1 Completed applications: SUNY College, ref. B. Ramarao (USA)
13. Action Website
13.1 Report on current state (by C. Marchioli)
13.2 Discussion on further development and content
14. AOB
14.1 Place and date for the next MC Meeting
14.2 ``Tour de table'' Report of WG leaders on:
14.2.1 Present/future WG activities
14.2.2 Present/future national coordination and communication activities
15 Closure of the Meeting

13:00-14:30 Lunch Break


Registration for Action participants will be made through the e-COST system. Participants will be invited by Cristian Marchioli and the Grant Holder (CISM) through automatic e-mails generated by the system itself. Then recipients will have to accept/decline the invitation: if they accept, then they will need to register in the e-COST system in case.

For additional information contact:
Maria G. Rasteiro -
Pedro Faia -