Vol.2, No 7, 1997 pp. xxi

**3rd EUROPEAN
FLUID MECHANICS CONFERENCE 1997**

Beginning with 1991 European Society of Mechanics
(EUROMECH) organizes every third year two conferences one of which is dedicated
to the Fluid Mechanics and another one to the Mechanics of Solids. 3rd
European Fluid Mechanics Conference was held in Göttingen (FR Germany),
Sep, 15 - Sep. 18, 1997 and was organized jointly by the Deutsche Forschungsanstalt
fur Luff and Raumfahrt e.V. and the Georg-August University. 427 participants
from all over the world presented 386 papers which were divided into 16
sections and 3 mini symposia. The titles of the mini symposia were: Forced
flows with solidification, Dispersed multiphase flows, and Turbulent mixing-
mechanisms and control, while 16 sections were entitled as follows: Waves,
Turbulence, Biological Flows, Gas Dynamics, Vortex Dynamics, Boundary Layers,
Multiphase Flows, Rotating Flows, Numerical Methods, Buoyant Flows, Gas
Dynamics and Condensations, Measurement Techniques, Aeroelastics, Bubble
Dynamics, and Aerodynamics. In addition, a very rich program of general
lectures given by world known scientists in their fields of interest was
included into the scope of the Conference. The 1997 Euromech Fluid Mechanics
Lecture was delivered by U. Frisch under the title: Towards a theory of
intermittency. Authors and titles of invited lectures were as follows:
P. Clavin, Dynamics of combustion waves in gases; P.H. Alfredsson, Free
stream turbulence and transient growth in boundary layer flows; M. Germano,
Modelling of turbulent flows: the notion of the average; A. Maslov, Experimental
study of instability processes in hypersonic boundary layer; T. Maxworthy,
Convectively-driven geophysical flows; T. Pedley, Time-dependent flow-structure
interaction in biomechanics; W.G.M. Agterof, Fluid Mechanics issues related
to the food industry; R. Hillier, Hypersonic viscous flows: an integration
of experiment and CFD; L. van Wijngaarden, The collective behaviour of
air bubbles rising in water, and W. Lauterborn, News from cavitation bubble
dynamics. Also, an Evening lecture was given by I. Rehberg, Granular matter:
shaken, not stirred. And very dry!

The Conference was perfectly organized.
Discussions were rich and fruitful, and in the Conference Hall an exhibition
of Cambridge University Press, Springer Verlag and Kluwer publications
was held.
*Academician Vladan Djordjević*