AFMC Founders

The Asian Fluid Mechanics Committee (AFMC) was co-founded in India by Prof. Hiroshi Sato (Japan), Prof. R. Narasimha (India) and Prof. Peiyuan Chou (China) in 1980.

Prof. P.Y. Chou (1902-1993)

Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences

Professor P.Y.Chou is a famous physicist,man of mechanics, educationist and political activist in China. He is one of the founders of theoretical physics and modern mechanics in China.The two fields that he has been engaged in,namely,the general theory of relativity and turbulence theory in fluid mechanics,are two outstanding difficult problems in physics and mechancis,which lie at the frontiers of world sciences.Once Professor Chou identified an area of research,he would persist in it for years with unrelenting effort.He laid the foundation for turbulence modeling and has studied and obtained verification of some important "coordinate related" theories in the general relativity. His research work has a far reaching influence on the scientific world both at home and abroad.

Prof. R. Narasimha

DST Year-of-Science Professor
Engineering Mechanics Unit
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
Jakkur P.O., Bangalore, India 560064
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Prof. Hiroshi Sato (1924 – 2013)

School of Engineering, University of Tokyo, Japan

Dr. Hiroshi SATO was born in Kagawa County, Japan in 1924. Graduated from the Imperial University of Tokyo in 1945 and successively held the posts of Associated Professor and Professor during 1954 and 1984 in the University of Tokyo where he was associated with the theoretical and engineering institute, aeronautical institute, the institute of astronautics and aeronautics, and engineering faculty of the University of Tokyo. Dr. Hiroshi SATO retired in 1984 and founded the “Institute of Flow Research” in 1984