Detailed Conference Program released

10-15 July 2016
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

The 15th International Workshop on the Physics of Compressible Turbulent Mixing (IWPCTM) brings together researchers from universities and research laboratories around the world to discuss the state-of-the-art in theory, modelling, experiment and simulation of compressible and variable-density turbulent mixing induced by hydrodynamic instabilities in multi-material hydrodynamic flows.

The workshop will include both oral and poster presentations, together with informal round table discussion sessions.

Following the conference, it is expected that peer-reviewed papers based on the oral presentations will be published in a special issue of the Journal of Fluids Engineering ('J Fluids Eng-Trans ASME'). Conference presentations and posters will also be made available on the conference website.


This workshop focuses on both fundamental and applied aspects of turbulent mixing, and includes (but is not limited to):

  • Rayleigh-Taylor instability
  • Richtmyer-Meshkov instability
  • Kelvin-Helmholtz instability
  • Combined instabilities
  • Compressible and variable-density mixing layers
  • High speed mixing in Scramjets
  • Entrainment and mixing in sheared interface flows
  • Experimental, numerical and theoretical studies
  • Numerical, experimental, analytical and semi-analytical techniques
  • Direct numerical simulation (DNS), large-eddy simulation (LES) and Reynolds-averaged turbulence modelling
  • Applications including inertial confinement fusion (ICF), astrophysics, high-energy density physics, scramjets, and materials science