ERCOFTAC (European Research Community on Flow, Turbulence and Combustion) was founded as an international association with scientific objectives in 1988. ERCOFTAC strongly promotes joint efforts of European research institutes and industries that are active in the field of flow, turbulence and combustion, in order to enhance the exchange of technical and scientific information on fundamental and applied research and design. Each year, ERCOFTAC organizes several meetings in the form of workshops, conferences and summer schools, where ERCOFTAC members and other researchers meet and exchange information.
The ERCOFTAC series publishes the proceedings of ERCOFTAC meetings, which cover all aspects of fluid mechanics. The series comprises proceedings of conferences and workshops, and of textbooks presenting the material taught at summer schools.
The series covers the entire domain of fluid mechanics, which includes physical modelling, computational fluid dynamics including grid generation and turbulence modelling, measuring techniques, flow visualization as applied to industrial flows, aerodynamics, combustion, geophysical and environmental flows, hydraulics, multi-phase flows, non-Newtonian flows, astrophysical flows, laminar, turbulent and transitional flows.