iEMSs 2022 Conference - Brussels, Belgium

iEMSs 2022 - Session E.3

Environmental Fluid Mechanics - Theoretical, Modeling and Experimental Approaches

Stream    : E - Solutions and application for environmental problems

Session Leader: Carlo Gualtieri (University of Napoli Federico II, Italy), Dragutin Mihailovic (University of Novi Sad, Serbia, Sarah Wakes (University of Otago, New Zealand)

Environmental Fluid Mechanics (EFM) is the scientific study of transport, dispersion and transformation processes in natural fluid flows on our planet Earth, from the microscale to the planetary scale.
Stratification and turbulence are two essential ingredients of EFM. Stratification occurs when the density of the fluid varies spatially, as in a sea breeze where masses of warm and cold air lie next to each other or in an estuary where fresh river water flows over saline seawater. Turbulence is the term used to characterize the complex, seemingly random motions that continually result from instabilities in fluid flows. Turbulence is ubiquitous in natural fluid flows because of the large scales that these flows typically have. The processes studied by EFM are very relevant to the environmental quality of the natural air and water systems as well of the urban systems interacting with the hydrosphere and the atmosphere.
For this session papers reporting observational, experimental, numerical and theoretical investigations would be welcome. So the Session will be organized in two parts: Theoretical and Numerical aspects (Part 1) and Applicative, Software and Experimental issues (Part 2).

This session could tentatively cover the following topics:
  • Turbulent diffusion and mixing in natural and engineered water systems and in the atmosphere
  • Processes at the environmental interfaces in soil, atmosphere and natural waters
  • Turbulent flows
  • Nonlinear processes in environmental fluid mechanics
  • Two-phase and multiphase flows
  • Urban physics
  • Stratified flows
  • Transport of water and chemicals in the soil
  • Water quality processes in open-channel flows and groundwater