Due to growing concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, and considering the well-being and safety of attendees and partners as the number one priority, 3AF and ENSMA have jointly decided
to reschedule the AERO2020 Conference next year.
This decision was made consequently to French Government’s decrees and after consulting the local administration. The effects, actual and projected, of Coronavirus are becoming evident across all aspects of our lives, in particular the containment of certain categories of populations and travel restrictions. As a precaution, it appears that this postponement is the most reasonable decision.

Conference next year. AERO Conference is now due to take place on 12-13-14 April 2021 and rename AERO2020+1

Please take good note that the program, location and venue will remain unchanged and feel free to share this information around you to avoid any omission.
In view of this decision, all accepted abstracts are being kept and automatically selected for the AERO2020+1 edition, with the possibility for the authors to update their manuscript.
In addition, a complementary call for papers will be open in June to allow the submission of additional contributions and to make our event in 2021 even better.

We know this is a very challenging time for everyone, and appreciate your understanding, patience, and continued support.

We wish you to stay safe and to take good care of yourself and of your families.

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The 3AF International Conference on Applied Aerodynamics is an annual event organised by the French Aeronautics and Aerospace Society (3AF) at French venues known for their activity in the field of aeronautics and/or aerospace technology.

The Conference is an excellent opportunity for scientific exchange between scientists from industry, research institutions and academia. Scientists and engineers from other fluid mechanics fields are also welcome.

Each year the Conference addresses a different topic in the field of aerodynamics. It is organised on the basis of five halfdays of technical presentations, each introduced by a keynote conference given by a recognised expert. The Conference is concluded by a technical visit in connection with the conference subject.

In 2020, the Conference will be hosted by the Pprime Institute (CNRS, ISAE-ENSMA, University of Poitiers) in Poitiers. This 55th 3AF International Conference on Applied Aerodynamics (AERO2020) focuses on Turbulent flows in Aerodynamic Applications.

Turbulent flow regimes, compressible or otherwise, are omnipresent in high-Reynolds-number aerodynamic systems. Accurate prediction is required to anticipate and optimise the performance of new concepts. Optimisation is particularly important where the reduction of chemical and noise pollution is concerned. Robustness and safety for real weather and varying environmental conditions are also critical for aeronautical/terrestrial transportation and for renewable energy industries. These constraints have driven significant progress in the academic and industrial communities in recent years, for instance in the fields of Hybrid, Large-Eddy simulation and Lattice-Boltzmann approaches for the modelling and analysis of unsteady industrial flows; or in the development of measurement methodologies that are now frequently used in the context of data-driven modelling. New theoretical frameworks have appeared for the description of out-of-equilibrium turbulence, and for the reduction and modelling of coherent structures and their sound radiation. These frameworks provide a foundation for the development of flow-control strategies. The prediction of transition to turbulence in complex flows, particularly important in the aeronautical sector, is also an active domain.

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