COST Action MP0806 "Particles in turbulence"

Memorandum of understanding

Fluid turbulence is ubiquitous and so is its ability to transport particulate matter such as dust, soot or droplets. The dynamics of particles in a turbulent flow is fundamental to everyday life - examples of open scientific and technological issues include rain formation in clouds, pollution dispersion in the atmosphere, optimization and emission reduction in combustion, plankton population dynamics - and constitute a major scientific challenge with immediate practical implications and applications. Open scientific issues such as inertia, finite particles sizes, collisions, advection in complex flow geometries are examples of fundamental key ingredients which pose challenging theoretical problems and need to be understood in order to have an impact on applications. By joining forces within the experimental and numerical community of turbulence major breakthroughs can be achieved. The present COST action will create the needed platform for direct communication and interaction between participating laboratories and towards the wider scientific community alike.