The 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference

The 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference

ism231rThe Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society (AFMS) and the local organising committee for the event are happy in announcing the 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC) which will take place in Launceston in Dec. 2012. The 18th AFMC is to be the 1st of a series which will be held every 2 years by The Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society. This event will also mark the anniversary of Tasmania, Australia hosting the first Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference which took place Hobart, Tasmania, in late 1992.

The local committee who are responsible for organising the this conference are happy to announce that a preliminary program is available from the main conference website.

The conference will feature nine plenary lectures on a range of topics by both Australian and renowned experts from overseas.

Including over 250 contributed papers the event will occur during a 5 day period with an initial reception to welcome everybody on Sunday evening (2nd of Dec.) before the formal program will commence on the Monday. The event will go all week and will conclude on the Friday afternoon. The program for the conference will include the Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society Annual General Meeting, the formal conference dinner, technical tours of UTAS/AMC wonderful new experimental facilities, an an afternoon visit to a local winery and the departing party which will be catered for by Art of Catering, our corporate catering specialists. This will be our third corporate event catered for by Art of Catering and we really appreciate the wonderful food and service they have been bringing to our conferences recently. Should you require corporate catering or any other catering for your events or conferences, be sure to get in touch with the Art of Catering team. Find out more about their services here.

The event is to be hosted on the Newnham campus of the University of Tasmania in and around the Sir Raymond Ferrall Centre. There will be buses to shuttle conference attendees from the Hotel Grand Chancellor in Launceston CBD between the event venue every morning and evening. The city of Launceston is small but has a very interesting cultural and historical heritage. There are many wonderous local attractions amongst them is the renowned and internationally recognized geological feature ‘the cataract gorge’ as well as restaurants, museums and galleries all within walking distance of the recommended accommodation. The state of Tasmania has a mostly temperate climate with Launceston’s average early summer temperatures in the mid 20′s.

There are presently more than 250 delegates who have registered with strong interest in the social events and technical tour. Positions are filling quickly, if you would like to book, please contact the local organising committee to register your interest and intent to stay at one of the lovely conference residenced in central Launceston.

We can’t wait to see you in December!

The 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference Sponsors

We are happy to announce the sponsorship of from several clients who are in no way connected with The Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society (AFMS). Please support these businesses as they play an integral role in their communities and deserve recognition for their work.

DTL Chinese Tires – Chinese Tire Wholesaler DTL have been helping the people of Australia, and the entire world, import bulk loads of quality, wholesale truck and car tires from China since 2007. We are lucky enough to have their support for this conference as the Australian CEO of the wheel export company is a long time friend of the 18AFMC crew. So if you’re a rim or tire wholesaler or just use a lot of rubber in your industry, get in touch with DTL for unbelievable prices on brand name car and truck tires and rims. click here to learn more about DTL and the brands and products they stock.

BrisDigital – An online marketing agency based in Brisbane, but with clients all over the country. BrisDigital help local businesses with all their online advertising and promotional needs including SEO, Google AdWords management, Facebook PPC, social media marketing and website conversion optimization. If you think they could help your business success, click here to read more about BrisDigital today.

The Freedom State – An online bohemian clothing store, specializing in boho fashion, dresses, clothing, jeans and accessories. If you are interested in bohemian inspired clothing and fashion, this is the ultimate place to get your boho/gypsy fix! Click here for more information about The Freedom State: Bohemian inspired online shop.

Yacht Week Croatia – Heard of Yacht Week? The AFMC team took a trip over to Europe last summer to experience a week of sailing around the Adriatic off the coast of Croatia and partying. This was one of the most amazing experiences of our lives. We spent the days on yachts and swimming and exploring the beautiful Croatian islands, and the evenings partying it up with other tourists. A highly recommended experience. Learn more about our trip here.

Unsurpassable Hair Salon – One of Brisbane’s best and most awarded hair salons, Unsurpassable have been a long time sponsor of the Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference website ( and we appreciate their support. Give back to the wonderful staff at Unsurpassable by paying them a visit sometime. You won’t regret it! See more about them here.

Pesky Possum Bird and Pest Control also trading as Pest Control North Brisbane – Brisbane’s best pest control team. Pesky Possum can solve any pest problems you might have and we’re so thankful for the work they have done with the team from If you need advice or guidance on and animal, insect or rodent problems, these are the Brisbane experts who you need to talk to. Find out more about their pest control methods here.

Snowcentral – Do you need ski gear for the coming winter? Snowcentral have all the latest range of snow jackets, pants and shoes for snowboarding and skiing. Look your best out on the hills this winter, check out the range available at Snowcentral! For more information on them click here.

Ads on Google – Search engine marketing experts Ads on Google have been helping the people of Brisbane turn a profit for years. They can help you too! If you need pay per click advice or guidance, speak to ads on Google for all your AdWords and online marketing needs. More information on them can be found here.

Fly Peacock Clothing – Online men’s clothing story Fly Peacock are happy to be working with the team at at They have helped with the organization of the official attire for the upcoming event, and we look forward to working with them again in the future. Take a look at their exciting range of shirts, singlets and shorts on their website of read more about them here.

Art of Catering - Corporate catering specialists based in Brisbane but happy to help us with our catering needs anywhere in Australia, Art of Catering have proven themselves to be a reliable and devout supporter of our team. We love their food, from the canapes to the sushi; and we’re so glad to have them cater for us this year once again. Learn more about their catering expertise here be it for corporate functions or private parties and events, Art of Catering have you covered!

Citi Plumbing – This team of Brisbane Plumbers are our consummate Commercial Plumbing experts. We met the team during the 16th AFMC in South-East Queensland and they had some interesting things to talk about with us in regards to fluid mechanics since they work with liquids and gases on a daily basis. We’re happy to say we’ve kept in touch ever since! Take a look here for some more information on the best team of plumbers in Brisbane.

Top Frog Energy – Suppliers of high-quality LED solar lights and other LED lights, the team at Top Frog energy have exactly what you need to make your new home or office shine! Take a look at their extensive range of high output LED downlights, Solar Lights, camping lights, LED tube lights, and LED strip lights or contact their team of electricians and designers for advice and guidance today! Find out more here.

Educational Toys Australia – Want your kids to grow up to be Engineers too? Get them off the Xbox and get them some real toys. Too many Australian kids aren’t ever given the opportunity to excel. Challenge your toddlers and young children with Educational Toys, and watch them blossom into nerds like us! Help train the next generation of fluid mechanic engineers. These guys have just the right toys for the job! Find out all about them here.

3monkeez – For Stainless Steel Sinks, Commercial Tapware, Shower Grates, Strip Drains, Wedge Wire and more! 3monkeez has Australia’s finest collection of anything you might need for your commercial kitchen, plumbing or drainage requirements. A good understanding of fluid mechanics helps the 3monkeez team design and build the absolute best quality stainless steel sinks and ancillaries you’ll find in Australia. Learn more about them here.

Chandler Road Family Dental – A supporter from our local community in Melbourne and long time supporter of the AFMC, CRFD specialize in dentures, denture repair, cosmetic dentistry and general dental. The Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference web design team have known the Boronia dentists (located next to Ferntree Gully) for some time and we highly recommend their services. Renowned throughout Melbourne; you won’t find a more professional dentist, or a more reasonably priced one! Check out their website and pass on your support, or follow this link to read more about their dental services.

We’d like to once again thank all those who have shared and interest in the The Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society’s 2012. We’re so excited about the upcoming conference and we’re sure you are too!