10th International Conference on Flow-Induced Vibration
(& Flow-Induced Noise)

2nd - 6th July 2012, Hosted by Trinity College Dublin
Conference Chairs: Dr. Craig Meskell and Dr. Gareth J. Bennett

Flow-induced vibration and noise and the physical parameters which control them are of significant importance to design engineers and operators of systems in a wide range of industries ranging from aerospace, automotive and civil engineering to marine structures, electricity generation and chemical processing. The potential of these phenomena to cause catastrophic failure to engineering systems and unacceptably high levels of environmental and occupational noise has required that significant effort be dedicated to understanding and mitigating against these challenges in the interests of human safety.

The first conference in this 'FIV' series began in 1973 at Keswick, England in response to the needs of the nuclear industry. Subsequent conferences have evolved into major international events with a continually wider scope of papers in the field of fluid-structure interaction. The conference is held every four years with the 7th and 8th international FIV conferences being held in Lucerne, Switzerland and École Polytechnique, Paris respectively. The most recent in the series was held in Prague in 2008, where 200 participants were attracted from around the world with every continent represented.

Over the past four decades, noise in confined or bluff body flows has emerged as a related and equally problematic issue to flow-induced vibration. For this reason, flow-induced noise is a significant additional theme in this conference. One of the key aims of the meeting is to bring both the flow-induced vibration and the flow-acoustic interaction communities together to exchange ideas and to identify common interests and skills.

We are delighted to invite you to participate in the 10th International conference on Flow-Induced Vibrations to be held in Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland in July 2012.