This series of workshops focuses on fundamental aspects of turbulent mixing in flows subject to destabilising acceleration in both compressible and incompressible fluids. Specific topics include (but are not limited to):

o Rayleigh-Taylor instability

o Richtmyer-Meshkov instability

o Mixing layers

o Coherent structures

o Experimental, numerical and theoretical studies

o Novel numerical and experimental techniques

o Direct numerical simulation, large-eddy simulation and turbulence models

o Relating 2D and 3D models and flows

o Applications

The workshops include both oral and poster presentations, along with both general and ‘round table’ discussion sessions.

Next Workshop

The next workshop will be held in the Sydney, Australia, 10 to 15 July 2016.


The idea for this series of workshops originated with David Youngs of AWE (UK), with the first workshop in the series taking place during October 1988 in Princeton (USA). Subsequent workshops have evolved along similar lines with a workshop every second year, on average. A broad international community has been involved, with workshops being held in Europe and Russia as well as USA. Participants have included academic researchers as well as substantial contingents from national laboratories in the US, UK, France, Russia and Israel.

o Princeton, NJ, USA (1988)

o Pleasanton, CA, USA (1989)

o Royaumont, France (1991)

o Cambridge, UK (1993)

o Stony Brook, NY, USA (1995)

o Marseille, France (1997)

o St. Petersburg, Russia (1999)

o Pasadena, CA , USA (2001)

o Cambridge, UK (2004)

o Paris, France (2006)

o Santa Fe, NM, USA (2008)

o Moscow, Russia (2010)

o Woburn Abbey, UK (2012)

o San Francisco, USA (2014)

o Sydney, Australia (2016)

This website is sponsored by Dalziel Research Partners and was set up by Stuart Dalziel in November 2007 in an effort to provide a more logical and permanent home for material relating to the Workshops. Much of the material initially placed on the website came from the site set up for IWPCTM9, and the related project to draw together all the proceedings from the previous proceedings.