CFD2019-The 27th Annual Conference of the Computational Fluid Dynamics Society of Canada



The 27th Annual Conference of the Computational Fluid Dynamics Society of Canada

London, Ontario, Canada

June 2 – 5, 2019





Scope of the Conference

Rapid advances in computing technology have made CFD an increasingly important tool for predicting and analyzing fluid flow and heat and mass transfer, with applications to mechanical, aerospace, civil, and chemical engineering. CFD is also an important research tool in water resources, oceanography, atmospheric environment, and boundary-layer meteorology. CFD2019 features the following two themes:

Theme I:   Computational Fluid Dynamics and Numerical Heat Transfer (oriented towards engineering flows);

Theme II:  Computational Environmental Flows and Transport Phenomena (oriented towards environmental flows: water resources and atmospheric sciences).

Contributions from all sectors are solicited, across the full spectrum of CFD research and applications including, but not restricted to:


Theme I:

  •  Aerodynamics and Aeroacoustics
  •  Automotive Engineering
  •  Algorithms
  •  Bio-fluid Mechanics
  •  CFD Education
  •  Chemical Reacting Flows and Combustion
  •  Fluid-Structure Interactions
  •  Heat and Mass Transfer
  •  Industrial Applications
  •  Mesh Generation
  •  Multi-phase Flows
  •  Porous Media
  •  Non-Newtonian Flows
  •  Turbulence and Turbulence Modeling

Theme II:

  • Atmospheric Environment and Sciences
  • Boundary-layer Meteorology
  • Environmental Flow
  • Environmental Transport Phenomena
  • Hydraulics
  • Hydrology and Water Resources
  • Oceanography
  • Wind Engineering


Journal Special Issues

Corresponding to the two themes, selected papers will be invited for publication in special issues with the following two journals:

(1)     International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow

(2)     Physics and Chemistry of the Earth


Keynote Speakers

  • Prof. Gretar Tryggvason (Charles A. Miller Jr. Distinguished Professor, Editorial board member for Int. J. Multiphase Flow, and former Editor-in-Chief for J. Computational Physics, FAPS, FASME and FAAAS, Johns Hopkins Univ., Maryland, USA);
  • Prof. Ugo Piomelli (Canada Research Chair, Editor-in-Chief for J. Turbulence, FAPS,  FASME, FAIAA and FRSC, Queen’s Univ., Kingston, Canada);
  • Prof. Kemo Hanjalić (Editorial board member and former Editor-in-Chief for Flow Turbulence and Combustion, FREng, FIAS, FInstP, FASME and FICHMT, Delft Univ. of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands and Novosibirsk State Univ., Russia);
  • Prof. Olaf Kolditz (Chair Professor of Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Editor-in-Chief for Environmental Earth Sciences, and for Geothermal Energy, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany);
  • Prof. Roland Stull (Director of Geophysical Disaster Computational Fluid Dynamics Center, former Associate Editor for J. Applied Meteorology, AMS Glossary of Meteorology, and Romanian J. Meteorology, Certified Consulting Meteorologist – USA, Certified Flight Instructor – USA, FAMS, Univ. of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada).


CFD2019 will be held in the Engineering and Information Technology Complex (EITC) at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada.



Arrangements have been made with several hotels to offer a special rate to delegates. On-campus accommodation will also be available at Western University.


Abstract Submission

Papers will be accepted on the basis of reviewed extended abstracts. An extended abstract should be 3 pages in length, including figures, tables and references. Deadline for submission of abstracts is February 1, 2019. Abstract format must follow the template (Word or Latex) posted on the Conference website



The official language for CFD2019 will be English.



February 1, 2019:             Submission of Abstract/Full Paper

February 28, 2019:           Notification to Authors

March 30, 2019:                Submission of final manuscript

April 15, 2019:                    Early registration deadline

Conference Organization

Dr. Kamran Siddiqui , Conference Chair


Dr. Chris DeGroot, Conference Co-Chair


Dr. Chao Zhang, Conference Co-Chair


Mechanical & Materials Engineering

Spencer Engineering Building, Room 3002

Western University

London, Ontario, N6A 5B9



Scientific Committee

Dr. Rabi Baliga (McGill University, Canada)

Dr. Ronald Barron (University of Windsor, Canada)

Dr. Donald Bergstrom (University of Saskatchewan, Canada)

Dr. Markus Bussmann (University of Toronto, Canada)

Dr. Nedjib Djilali (University of Victoria, Canada)

Dr. Karen Dow (University of Manitoba, Canada)

Dr. Morris Flynn (University of Alberta, Canada)

Dr. Thomas Graf (University of Hannover, Germany)

Dr. Clinton Groth (University of Toronto, Canada)

Dr. Greg Kopp (Western University, Canada)

Dr. David Kuhn (University of Manitoba, Canada)

Dr. Peter Lehmann (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)

Dr. Marilyn Lightstone (McMaster University, Canada)

Dr. Pooneh Maghoul (University of Manitoba, Canada)

Dr. Robert Martinuzzi (University of Calgary, Canada)

Dr. Mathieu Olivier (University of Laval, Canada)

Dr. Carl Ollivier-Gooch (University of British Columbia, Canada)

Dr. Patrick Oosthuizen (Queen’s University, Canada)

Dr. Andrew Pollard (Queen’s University, Canada)

Dr. Jasmin Raymond (INRS Quebec, Canada)

Dr. Douglas Ruth (University of Manitoba, Canada)

Dr. Hassan Soliman (University of Manitoba, Canada)

Dr. Tony Straatman (Western University, Canada)

Dr. Gordon Stubley (University of Waterloo, Canada)

Dr. Brian Vermeire (Concordia University, Canada)

Dr. Li Xi (McMaster University, Canada)

Dr. David Zingg (University of Toronto, Canada)