Abstract Submission

Abstract submission has now closed. 

The extended abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee who will determine acceptance for presentation.

Notice of acceptance for presentation will be sent week commencing 17 February 2020. All correspondence regarding the abstracts/papers will be sent to the submitting author.

The authors of the abstracts accepted for presentation, will be invited to submit an optional full paper (up to 10 pages) before 18 May 2020.

Extended abstracts and full papers will be collated on a flash drive which will be distributed at the colloquium to all participants.  The conference proceedings will also have a ISBN reference.

Please note that presenters of abstracts/papers are not automatically registered for the conference and should register before the close of Early Bird registration.  

The official language of the colloquium is English.

Special Issue in the Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics 

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The conference is co-sponsored by Elsevier and selected papers will be invited for a potential publication in a special issue in the Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics  dedicated to BBAA IX. Only full papers of previously unpublished work submitted by the deadline 18 May 2020 will be eligible for the selection process for the special issue. 


Contributions to BBAA IX Colloquium will focus on:

  • Experimental, computational and analytical studies of vortex shedding, wakes 
  • Fluid-structure interaction 
  • Aerodynamics of bridges and cables
  • Aerodynamics of buildings 
  • Aerodynamics of trains and road vehicles 
  • Sports aerodynamics 
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics 
  • Environmental and non-stationary flows (tornadoes, hurricanes, thunderstorms) 
  • Performance-based wind engineering 
  • Wind Energy 
  • Wind and vegetation interaction

There will also be organised special sessions on:

  • Sports aerodynamics 
  • Trains and road vehicles aerodynamics
  • Agricultural aerodynamics 
  • Experimental techniques in bluff body aerodynamics
  • Computational techniques in bluff body aerodynamics
  • Flow in urban environments
  • Wind effects of tornadoes on structures

Presenter Information

Oral Presentations

  • Oral presentations are allocated 15 minutes: 12 minutes for presentation, 2 minutes for questions and 1 minute for transition.
  • We request that all oral presentations are either pre-loaded onto the PC desktop prior to your session or if you are using a laptop you have checked the connection before your presentation slot.

AV Equipment in Lecture Theatres

  • All lecture theatres have a PC with a HDMI/VGA laptop input and a data projector and screen.  The Leonard Deacon Lecture Theatre also has a Mac.
  • If you are using your own laptop please ensure it is fully charged and you have checked the connection in the lecture theatre before your scheduled presentation slot. We also recommend bringing your presentation on a memory stick as a back-up.
  • If you are using an Apple Laptop please ensure you have the correct adapters for a HDMI/VGA input.

Poster Presentations

  • Posters should be A0 portrait (841x1189mm).
  • Depending upon the number of posters submitted for the colloquium, poster presenters may be allocated a presentation session. Details will be available when the programme has been finalised.
  • Posters should be hung on the board with your corresponding abstract/paper number, push pins will be available.  
  • Posters must be removed during the last refreshment break on the final day of the colloquium, any remaining posters will be destroyed.