College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Birmingham, UK

September 16, 2009

MTCA09 aims to discuss the most recent ideas and methods in computational aerodynamics as well as problems that should be challenged for future progress in this field.

The scope of the workshop is outlined by the following main topics: (a) grid generation and solution grid adaptation and (b) the issues of implementation of higher order discretization schemes in computational aerodynamics.

Discussion and understanding of the topics above is crucial for development of a simulation tool for the generation of aerodynamic data for various flow regimes about realistic geometries. Thus lectures given at the workshop will discuss the theory behind computations as well as computational challenges arising in industrial applications.

The scientific chairman of the workshop is Prof Nigel Weatherill (University of Birmingham, UK). The honorary lecture will be given by Dr Forrester Johnson (The Boeing Company, USA). It is expected that other lectures will be delivered at the workshop by invited speakers who are world leading experts in computational aerodynamics.


Dimitris Drikakis (Cranfield University)

  Modelling "Steady" and Unsteady Aerodynamic Flows Using High-Order Methods

Oubay Hassan (Swansea University)

  Tailored Unstructured Meshes for Efficient Simulations

Forrester Johnson (The Boeing Company)

  Algorithm Issues Associated with Extending CFD Applicability to the Full Flight Envelope

Natalia Petrovskaya (University of Birmingham)

  Reliability of High-Order Approximations in Aerodynamic Computations on Coarse Meshes

Ning Qin (University of Sheffield)

Mesh Movement, Adaptation and Feature Alignment

Spencer Sherwin (Imperial College)

  Bridging the Gaps: H to P Efficiently and CG to DG Transparently

    MTCA'09 BOOK OF ABSTRACTS (pdf file)

    MTCA'09 PROGRAMME (pdf file)

On September 16th the registration desk will be open from 08:00 am till 08:45 am.

  The MTCA'09 poster can be downloaded HERE


The meeting is open to everyone and the registration for the workshop is free.

Please send a message to (Natalia Petrovskaya) to indicate your attendance.

In order to encourage wide participation of PhD students from the UK financial support is available to contribute to their travel expenses.


All lectures will take place in Lecture Room A, Watson Building, Edgbaston campus.

The Watson Building can be found in the Red Zone (number R15)


The link above also gives the information on travel and directions to the Edgbaston campus.


The following HOTELS are located near the university campus where the workshop will be held. If you wish to stay overnight in Birmingham please contact one of them.

  Where to LUNCH on campus.


If you have any further questions please contact

Natalia Petrovskaya

School of Mathematics, University of Birmingham,

Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK

Email:     tel: +44 (0)121 4146591

MTCA'09 is sponsored by College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Birmingham, UK.

Last updated: 23.08.2009

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