International Symposium on Ultrasonic Doppler Methods for Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Engineering

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The 11th ISUD will take place at the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt in Berlin, Germany, from 5 to 7 September 2018.


ISUD conference was first launched in 1996 at Paul Scherrer Institute in Switzerland by Professor Yasushi Takeda, who was already using and developing an ultrasonic Doppler method and apparatus for physics applications since the eighties. Seeing the extraordinary potential of all related methods and the growing interest of researchers worldwide in various scientific fields, he decided to establish a regular meeting where anyone of concern could exchange experiences, results and methodology issues. Since then the success of this international symposium has never stopped growing, leading to its original triennial frequency being reduced to two years as of the third edition in 2002 due to an increasing number of presentations.


The purpose of the Symposium is to convene both specialists and newcomers to share the present knowledge about the ultrasonic Doppler methods, presenting the various studies conducted using such methods, the related methodology development itself and the implied future prospects.


Approximately one third of the studies presented deals with fundamental scientific topics while the remaining two third aims at engineering applications. Recent trends are spatio-temporal flow structure analysis, large-scaled measurement in environmental hydraulics, studies of industrial flows such as liquid metal or multi-phase oil flows, and integration of the method for in-line process-control monitoring rheological properties of flowing food suspensions. New connections were recently initiated with researchers in the medical field where ultrasonic Doppler methods were first used.


Chair: Prof. J. Windhab (Food Process Engineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH), Switzerland)

G. De Cesare    Laboratory of Hydraulic Constructions (LCH), Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
M. MoriDivision of Energy & Environmental Systems, School of Engineering, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan
H. KikuraResearch Laboratory for Nuclear Reactors, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Ohokayama, Japan
Y. TasakaDivision of Energy & Environmental Systems, School of Engineering, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan
V. BarešDepartment of Hydraulics and Hydrology, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University (CTU) Prague, Czech Republic
J. WiklundSP - Technical Research Institute of Sweden
B. Birkhofer, Switzerland
C. RennieDepartment of Civil Engineering, University of Ottawa, Canada
S. FischerUbertone, France
S. EckertHelmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), MHD Department, Dresden, Germany
R. KotzéCape Peninsula University of Technology, Civil Engineering & Survey, Cape Town, South Africa
D. HurtherUniversité Grenoble Alpes, Laboratoire des Ecoulements Géophysiques et Industriels
H. MurakawaDepartment of Mechanical Engineering, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan

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Websites of the past conferences

1st ISUD Paul Scherrer Institute, Villingen, Switzerland, 9. - 11. September 1996

2nd ISUD Paul Scherrer Institute, Villingen, Switzerland, 20. - 22. September 1999

3rd ISUD EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland, 9. - 11. September 2002

4th ISUD Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, 6. - 8. September 2004

5th ISUD ETH Zurich, Switzerland, 12. - 14. September 2006

6th ISUD Czech Technical University, Prague, Czech Republic, 9. - 11. September 2008

7th ISUD Chalmers University, Gothenburg, Sweden, 7. - 9. April 2010 togehter with the 6th Annual European Rheology Conference

8th ISUD Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), Germany, 19. - 21. September 2012 in the Schlosshotel Dresden-Pillnitz

9th ISUD Ubertone and iCube laboratory, University of Strasbourg, France, 27. - 29. August, 2014

10th ISUD Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, 28. - 30. September 2016