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Track Description: The focus of Fluids Applications and Systems Technical Committee (FASTC) is to promote the advancement and dissemination of fluids engineering research and technology in several wide-ranging single- and multi-disciplinary topic areas. These include such traditional disciplines as fluid power systems, turbomachinery, automotive flows, and industrial fluid mechanics, and can include less traditional topics such as environmental engineering, chemical processing, or fluid vibrations and acoustics. FASTC was formed in 1990 by combining the Fluid Machinery and Fluid Transients Committees, as well as the applications portion of the Fluid Mechanics Committee. The Fluid Mechanics Committee was founded in 1956, and the Fluid Machinery Committee was originally founded as the Pumping Machinery Committee in 1938. The Fluid Transients Committee evolved from the Waterhammer Committee, which was founded in 1931 as the first Technical Committee in the then Hydraulics Division (later Fluids Engineering Division) of ASME. Since the 1990 merger, FASTC has expanded its scope to include a broad range of traditional and emerging technology topics within the general area of applied fluids engineering. The FASTC is particularly interested in engaging professionals in industry as well as academia, and to increase the interaction among and between the two.

Topics: Fluid Machinery Symposium; Pumping Machinery Symposium; Atmospheric and Oceanic Flows; Automotive Flows Combustion; Environmental Flows; Industrial Fluid Mechanics; Fluid Power Systems; Multiphase Flow Applications; Propulsion; Rotating Machinery / Turbomachinery; Pipeline Transport in the Petroleum, Oil, and Gas Industry from Exploration to Delivery; FAS Poster Presentations; and FAS Graduate Student Scholarship Competition

Track Organizer: Prof. Kevin Anderson, Cal Poly Pomona
Track Co-Organizer: Ravinder Yerram, GE Gas Power

Track Description: The Fluid Measurements and Instrumentation Technical Committee (FMITC) is focus on measurement techniques and instrumentation issues relevant to fluid flow including industrial applications and experimental development. Modern fluids engineering embraces a complex spectrum of problems from the relatively simple case of isothermal, incompressible, single phase flow of Newtonian fluids to non-Newtonian multiphase flow with heat and mass transfer from the nanoscale to the macroscale and includes subsonic and supersonic flows, flows pertaining to environmental concerns, and large scale industrial flows. In all cases, experimental data are acquired and used, amongst other objectives to: lead to new discoveries, obtain fundamental information on processes, verify new theories, guide and validate the development of analytical and numerical models, and certify the performance of fluid machinery. Areas of focus include: noninvasive measurement techniques, measurements in environmental flows, MEMS for Fluid Measurements, chemical and biochemical sensing, global flow measurements, microfluidic flow systems, and others.

Topics: Fluid Measurement and Instrumentation; Noninvasive Measurements in Single and Multiphase Flows; Fluid Dynamics of Wind Energy; Uncertainty Quantification in Flow Measurements; Novel Techniques in Fluid Mechanics; Volumetric or Tomographic Techniques in Fluids Mechanics; Data Processing / Algorithms in Fluid Measurements; Experimental Facilities in Fluid Mechanics; FMI Poster Presentation; and FMI Graduate Student Scholarship Competition

Track Organizer: Ivaylo Nedyalkov, University of New Hampshire
Track Co-Organizer: Soroor Karimi, The University of Tulsa

Track Description: The Fluid Mechanics Technical Committee (FMTC) focus is understanding and supporting the fundamental fluid mechanics activities including turbulent and shear flows, unsteady flows, aerodynamics and hydrodynamics and unconventional or emerging topics such as advanced aerospace, marine or bio-inspired related fluid dynamics and energy. FMTC was founded in 1956 with R. C. Dean as the first chair.

Topics: Advances in Fluids Engineering Education; Aerospace; Fluid Power; Bio-Inspired and Biomedical Fluid Mechanics; Turbulent Flows; Flow Manipulation and Active Control; Active Fluids; Transport Phenomena in Energy Conversion; Materials Processing and Manufacturing Processes; Transport Phenomena in Mixing; CFD Verification and Validation; Boundary Layer Flows; High-Speed Flows; Vortex Dynamics; FM Poster Presentations; and FM Graduate Student Scholarship Competition

Track Organizer: Jun Chen, Purdue University, School of Mechanical Engineering
Track Co-Organizer: Deify Law, Cal State University Fresno

Track Description: The Multiphase Flow Technical Committee (MFTC) primary focus is the understanding of the mechanics of cavitation and its effects on machinery. Throughout the years the committee has broadened its scope to promote understanding and communication of all aspects of multiphase flow topics: liquid-gas flows, liquid-solids flows, gas-solids flows, or three phase flows. MFTC began as the Cavitation Committee in 1937 with L. F. Moody and R. T. Knapp as its first two chairs. The committee name was changed to the Polyphase Committee in 1972 and to its current name in 1982.

Topics: Numerical Methods for Multiphase Flows; Experimental Methods for Multiphase Flows; Cavitation; Gas-Liquid Flows; Liquid-Solid Flows; Gas-Solid Flows; Bubble, Droplet, and Aerosol Dynamics; Interfacial Phenomena and Flows; Erosion, Slurry, Sedimentation; Multiphase Flows in Petroleum Engineering; Multiphase Flows in Nuclear Engineering; Compressible Multiphase Flows (Turbulent Mixing); Open Forum on Multiphase Flows – Work in Progress; MF Poster Presentations; and MF Graduate Student Scholarship Competition

Track Organizer: Robert Kunz, Penn State University
Track Co-Organizer: Bertrand Rollin, Embry Riddle

Track Description: The focus of the Computational Fluid Dynamics Technical Committee (CFDTC) is the field of computational fluid dynamics and related areas. CFD is primarily concerned with the numerical solution of the equations that describe fluid dynamics. It also often involves the related area of heat transfer. Areas of interest to the CFDTC include but are not limited to the development of algorithms for use with CFD, advanced techniques for the numerical representation of fluid flow, quantification of numerical error, verification and validation for CFD, practices and procedures for the accurate application of CFD, turbulence modeling and simulation and fundamental research and applications. The overall objective of the CFDTC is to develop, promote, coordinate and disseminate information relating to the successful and accurate application of CFD to problems of interest and importance to the research community as well as to industrial users and other practitioners.

Topics: Applied CFD; CFD Development; DNS, LES and Hybrid-RANS/LES Methods; Fluid Structure Interaction (including IBM); Computational Marine Hydrodynamics; Computational Turbulent Combustion; Optimization, Data-based Simulations, and Machine Learning; Emerging Methods in CFD; Open Source CFD Applications; Applications of CFD in Medicine and Biomedical Systems; Multi-physics Simulation; Panel: Quantum Computing in CFD; CFD Poster Presentations; and CFD Graduate Student Scholarship Competitions

Track Organizer: Haibo Dong, University of Virginia
Track Co-Organizer: Sijun Zhang, ESI CFD, Inc.

Track Description: The Micro Nano Fluid Dynamics Technical Committee (MNFDTC) primary focus is the developing field of micro and nano fluid dynamics. MNFDTC provides a means of promoting the latest developments in the uses of fluid for micro-and nano-devices in mechanical, chemical and biological applications across research and industry. The track covers multidisciplinary research topics that include: micro-total-analysis systems (MicroTAS) and lab-on-a-chip applications; transport in biological and molecular systems; electrokinetic, electrohydrodynamic, and magnetohydrodynamic modeling and applications; flow and transport diagnostic and measurement techniques; micro- and nanoscale thermofluid science and devices; biologically enabled microfluidics; and sensors and transducers for interdisciplinary microfluidic applications.

Topics: Modelling and Simulation in Microfluidics; Micro- and Nanoscale Thermofluidic Science and Devices; Biologically Enabled Microfluidics and Biomicrofluidics; Micro-Total-Analysis Systems (MicroTAS) and Lab-On-A-Chip Applications; Sensors and Transducers for Microfluidic Applications; Digital or Droplet Microfluidics; Micro/Nano Fabrication Techniques for Microfluidics System; Complex Fluids and Nano-Particles; Engineering Education in Micro/Nano Fluidics; MNFD Poster Presentations; and MNFD Graduate Student Scholarship Competition

Track Organizer: Mohammad Hossan, University of Central Oklahoma
Track Co-Organizer: Rasim Guildiken, University of Florida

Track Description: The Aerospace Division Propulsion Technical Committee covers vehicle propulsion with solid, liquid, or hybrid rocket engines. With renewed interests in hypersonic flights, the joint track of Fluids Engineering Division and Aerospace Division invites papers on: (a) high Mach number, low Reynolds number flow and (b) thermal management of hypersonic flight. The low-Reynolds number in topic (a) is referred to Reynolds number below the transition Reynolds number.

Topic (a): High Mach number, low Reynolds number flight: Numerical simulation and experimental investigation of hypersonic flights of papers including flow over airfoils, shockwave-boundary layer interaction, intake flow of scramjets, hypersonic projectiles (e.g., deployment of microsatellites), and conceptual air transport in Mars are invited. Other studies of flow phenomena of high-speed and low-Reynolds number are also welcome.

Topic (b): Thermal management of hypersonic flight: Papers of fundamental studies of thermal management including thermal shield, endothermic and supercritical fuels, combined heat transfer modes and phase change are invited. Papers on novel concepts of integrated structure and thermal management are also welcome.

Other papers in broad areas of topic (a) and topic (b) are also welcome. All papers are quality driven.

Track Organizer: Lea-Der Chen, Texas A&M – Corpus Christi

Track Description: The plenary track features notable invited speakers including recipients of the following awards:

  • ASME 2020 Fluids Engineering Awardee (Howard A. Stone) for outstanding contributions to research, practice and/or teaching.
  • ASME 2021 Fluids Engineering Awardee for outstanding contributions to research, practice and/or teaching.
  • ASME 2021 Freeman Scholar Awardee for significant expertise in Fluids Engineering established by John R Freeman noted hydraulic engineer and scholar, 24th president of ASME.
  • ASME 2021 Henry R. Worthington Medal Recipient for eminent achievement in the field of pumping machinery, systems and concepts established by Worthington Pump, Inc.

Track Organizer: Zhongquan (Charlie) Zheng, Utah State University
Track Co-Organizer: Philipp Epple, Hochschule Coburg

Track Organizer: Philipp Epple, Hochschule Coburg

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