3 finalists recognised in Osborne Reynolds Day Competition 2020
The ERCOFTAC Osborne Reynolds Day 2020 was replaced by the Osborne Reynolds Competition, without any oral presentations, due to COVID-19 - and three finalists were recognised for their abstracts.
They were chosen from the 17 submitted abstracts by the Osborne Reynolds select committee, chaired by Professor Michael Leschziner. The entries were not ranked, but were submitted as UK finalists to the ERCOFTAC da Vinci Competition 2020.
In no particular order, the three finalists were PM de Oliveira of the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge with 'Ignition and propagation mechanisms of spray flames'; Garazi Gomez-de-Segura, also of the University of Cambridge's Department of Engineering, with 'Turbulent drag reduction by anisotropic permeable substrates'; and Markus Zauner of the Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics Group at the University of Southampton, with 'Direct numerical simulation and stability analysis of transonic flow around airfoils at moderate Reynolds numbers'.
The Osborne Reynolds Day 2020 organising committee said: "Sincere congratulations on behalf of the organising committee and we wish everyone a prosperous future and career. They are welcome to join us next year in person to present their research. We also acknowledge the efforts of all those contributing abstracts and our best wishes go to them all.
"We acknowledge with deep thanks and appreciation the huge effort and commitment of Professor Michael Leschziner (outgoing chair of the panel for selecting the finalists) in developing the format and operational arrangements of Osborne Reynolds Day over the years.
"The committee is very much aware of the gap his departure will leave: he will be a difficult act to follow! We also welcome the new Chair of the Selection Panel, Professor Matthew Juniper, and we look forward to working with him."