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B'WAVES_25th-29th August 2014

In the framwork of the cluster of excellence CPU (IdEx), we are pleased to invite you to participate to an international event dedicated to physics and modeling of breaking waves, workshop to be held at Bordeaux, on 25th-29th August 2014.

This event is sponsored by the Cluster of Excellence of the University of Bordeaux CPU (http://cpu.labex-univ-bordeaux.fr/en/), and hosted by the INRIA (French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation) Research Center in Bordeaux.

The objective of the workshop is to foster discussions about the existing knowledge, including models and experimental techniques, to identify and overcome the limitations and allow a better description of this challenging physical phenomenon.

We also aim at defining standards for benchmarking, which do not yet exist, to significantly improve the modeling and predictions of this phenomenon.
Plans for the agenda include:

  • morning key lectures (~ 45min/1h) and lectures (25-30 min) given by the leading international and national experts. 
  • actual workshop in the afternoons,  aiming at discussing specific topics under the guidance of the leading experts, and in the form of informal work sessions. 


We mainly aim at maximizing exchanges, with a limited number of participants per session. The main lectures will take place in the INRIA building in the campus of the University of Bordeaux in Talence (http://www.inria.fr/en/centre/bordeaux), while the work sessions will also be hosted by the Institute of Applied Mathematics (http://www.math.u-bordeaux1.fr/imb/spip.php) and the Institute of Mechanics and Engineering (http://i2m.u-bordeaux.fr/). Access to the  computational resources of the University of Bordeaux will be made possible. 
The outcomes we would like to achieve are:

  • a state of the art of the existing knowledge on the physics of wave breaking (air entrainment and spray generation, turbulent structures, wind / wave and current / wave interactions, energy dissipation, flooding, erosion, coastal structures, etc.)
  • propose validation standards for wave breaking models (which quantities and relevant processes have to be taken into account, how to detect breaking fronts, how to incorporate and calibrate the inherent energy dissipation)
  • propose a database of validation benchmarks  (choosing one as THE workshop benchmark, to be computed during the event with different models)
  • build a web site giving all the necessary data/informations allowing to reproduce the benchmarks proposed (cf. the project SPHERIC:https://wiki.manchester.ac.uk/spheric/index.php/Validation_Tests)
  • create collaborations between researchers in view of recent European and extra-European calls.


The confirmed list of invited speakers is:

  • Stéphan T. GRILLI (University of Rhode Island, USA)
  • Alessandro IAFRATI (INSEAN Marine Technology Research Institute, Italy)
  • Henrik KALISCH (University of Bergen, Norway)
  • Olivier KIMMOUN (Ecole Centrale de Marseille, France)
  • James KIRBY (University of Delaware, USA)     
  • David LANNES (Ecole Normale Supérieure, France)
  • Philip L.-F. LIU (Cornell University, USA)   
  • Patrick LYNETT (University of Southern California, USA)
  • Francis TING (South Dakota State University, USA)   
  • Fabrice VERON (University of Delaware, USA)

Dernière mise à jour jeudi 15 mai 2014


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