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Program

Track 1 Fluids Applications and Systems

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.

Track 2 Fluid Measurement and Instrumentation

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.

Track 3 Fluid Mechanics

Track description forthcoming

Track 4 Multiphase Flow

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.

Track 5 Computational Fluid Dynamics

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.

Track 6 Micro- and Nano-Scale Fluid Dynamics

The Micro Nano Fluid Dynamics Technical Committee (MNFDTC) primary focus of this committee is the developing field of micro and nano fluid dynamics.

Track 7 Multidisciplinary

Track description forthcoming