ISFA 2020

Second International Symposium on
Flutter and its Application

12-14 May 2020, PARIS, France

Co-organized by

Sponsored by

List of topics


Blade flutter

Coupled-mode flutter

Flag & panel flutter

Flapping wing

Flutter in biomechanics and bio-inspired systems

Flutter in marine engineering

Flutter in sports engineering

Flutter of bridges

Flutter in axial flows

Energy harvest based on flutter

Galloping of cables and basic sections

Stall flutter

Structural dynamics for aeroelastic applications

Vortex induced vibration and motion

Wind turbine

Keynotes lecturers

Grigorios Dimitriadis obtained a MEng in Aeronautical Engineering from Imperial College London and a PhD in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Manchester, where he started his lecturing career. He is now a full professor at the University of Liège where he is also president of the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering department. His research area is aeroelasticity, with particular application to nonlinear theoretical and experimental aeroelasticity, flutter testing, system identification and nonlinear dynamics. He has also worked extensively on unsteady aerodynamics, dynamic stall and flapping flight.
He is the author of
Introduction to Nonlinear Aeroelasticity, published by Wiley.

Taketo Mizota started to investigate the flutter problem of the bluff body. Before the birth of the PIV method, he made a flow vector sensor named tandem type hot-wire, with which he had drawn successfully the stream-line pattern around oscillating rectangular prisms.
Then his interest has been spread to the erratic behavior of baseball ball as the knuckle ball, fork ball and SFF. He has established the 3-D theory of golf ball flight by the concepts of the banked axis of spinning ball. He succeeded in the explanation of the erratic flight of slowly spinning soccer ball according to the similarity of the smooth sphere aerodynamics at supercritical Reynolds numbers. He discovered one fresco picture, the flow pattern drawn which had inspired the motivation to calculate the Karman Vortex Street, which was published in Science in Culture of Nature (2000). He is now Emeritus Professor of Fukuoka Institute of Technology.

His Keynote lecture at ISFA 2020 will be focused on the Sports Ball Aerodynamics.