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Flow Visualization Competition

Flow visualization has a long tradition in fluids engineering, from Leonardo Da Vinci's sketches of flowing water, through well-publicized images of canonical flows in many facilities over the past century, to the modern-day quantitative flow visualization techniques in experimental and computational fluid dynamics. While the capabilities of the technology and techniques at our disposal have increased greatly, the challenge remains to process and represent data in the most meaningful way, to help gain physical insight that will lead to progress in the field.

2021 Flow Visualization Competition Categories

The ASME Fluids Engineering Division is soliciting submissions to its Flow Visualization Competition. The competition has two categories:

  • Flow Visualization Images (Track 9 – Topic 1) for still images or computer-generated images for flow visualization.
  • Flow Visualization Video (Track 9 – Topic 2) for videos of fluid flow either experimental or computer generated.

Experimental and computational entries are accepted to each category.

Entry Requirements for the Flow Visualization Contest

  1. Please log-in and submit a short ~300 abstract/summary describing the entry that describes the images or video and how they were obtained. DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACTS IS 11:59 PM ET on April 19, 2021.
  2. Submit by the Abstract due date to (Track 9 – Topic 1) for Images or (Track 9 – Topic 2) for Videos.
  3. Once accepted, you will receive a notification and be required to log back in and upload your poster image or video submission. File specifications are below.

Flow Visualization Images Category

This category is for still images or computer-generated images for flow visualization.

Flow Visualization Video Category

This category is for videos of fluid flow whether experimental or computer generated.

Video specifications: suggested length 2 minutes (120 seconds) and not to exceed 4 minutes, preferred high-definition recording UHD (3840x2160), QHD (2560x1440) or FHD (1920x1080), also acceptable is 720p. Video format: *.mp4 or *.mov. The size of the video should not exceed 1 GIG.

Competition and Awards

An FED panel will select outstanding entries, based on: (1) visual appeal of the images or video, (2) originality of the work, (3) effort and difficulty in obtaining the results, and (4) quality of the description of the flow visualization and physical insight.

The best three entries in each category will receive a cash prize and a certificate. Prizes for the top three winners in each category are as follows: $500 for 1st place, $250 for 2nd place, and $100 for 3rd place. Competition participants must be present at FEDSM2021 virtual awards ceremony to collect the prize.

SUBMISSION OF ENTRIES AND DEADLINES

  • Please log-in and submit a short ~300 abstract/summary describing the entry that describes the images or video and how they were obtained. DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACTS IS 11:59 PM ET on April 19, 2021.
  • For the final submission upload all images/poster or video files that can be accessed by the Flow Visualization Competition and Prize organizers and reviewers. All files should be finalized (i.e. not drafts), if by chance you have a necessary change, you can reload your information with a note that it is a revision to the previous submission.
  • Deadline to submit FINAL Posters and Videos is MAY 3, 2021.

All files for judging should be named with the same root name.

For videos:
"FEDSM2021-XXXXX-video-YourLastName-summary.pdf",
"FEDSM2021-XXXXX-video-YourLastName.mp4", etc.

For images:
"FEDSM2021-XXXXX-image-YourLastName-summary.pdf".
"FEDSM2021-XXXXX-image-YourLastName-image.pdf".

If there are multiple authors, add "et.al" after the first author's last name.

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