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Track 1: Fluids Applications & Systems (FASTC)

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:

Topic 1-1:   Fluid Machinery Symposium
Topic 1-2:   Pumping Machinery Symposium
Topic 1-3:   Atmospheric and Oceanic Flows
Topic 1-4:   Automotive Flows
Topic 1-5:   Combustion
Topic 1-6:   Environmental Flows
Topic 1-7:   Industrial Fluid Mechanics
Topic 1-8:   Fluid Power Systems
Topic 1-9:   Multiphase Flow Applications
Topic 1-10: Propulsion
Topic 1-11: Rotating Machinery / Turbomachinery
Topic 1-12: Pipeline Transport in the Petroleum, Oil, and Gas Industry from Exploration to Delivery
Topic 1-13: FAS Poster Presentations 
Topic 1-14: FAS Graduate Student Scholarship Competition

 

Track 2: Fluid Measurement & Instrumentation (FMITC)

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:

Topic 2-1:  Fluid Measurement and Instrumentation
Topic 2-2:  Noninvasive Measurements in Single and Multiphase Flows
Topic 2-3:  Fluid Dynamics of Wind Energy
Topic 2-4:  Uncertainty Quantification in Flow Measurements
Topic 2-5:  Novel Techniques in Fluid Mechanics
Topic 2-6:  Volumetric or Tomographic Techniques in Fluids Mechanics
Topic 2-7:  Data Processing / Algorithms in Fluid Measurements
Topic 2-8:  Experimental Facilities in Fluid Mechanics
Topic 2-9:  FMI Poster Presentation
Topic 2-10: FMI Graduate Student Scholarship Competition
Topic 2-11: FMI Flow Visualization Image Competition Entry
Topic 2-12: FMI Flow Visualization Video Competition Entry

 

Track 3: Fluid Mechanics (FMTC)

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:

Topic 3-1:  Advances in Fluids Engineering Education
Topic 3-2:  Aerospace
Topic 3-3:  Fluid Power
Topic 3-4:  Bio-Inspired and Biomedical Fluid Mechanics
Topic 3-5:  Turbulent Flows
Topic 3-6:  Flow Manipulation and Active Control
Topic 3-7:  Active Fluids
Topic 3-8:  Transport Phenomena in Energy Conversion
Topic 3-9:  Materials Processing and Manufacturing Processes
Topic 3-10:  Transport Phenomena in Mixing
Topic 3-11:  CFD Verification and Validation
Topic 3-12:  Boundary Layer Flows
Topic 3-13:  High-Speed Flows
Topic 3-14:  Vortex Dynamics
Topic 3-15:  FM Poster Presentations
Topic 3-16:  FM Graduate Student Scholarship Competition

 

Track 4: Multiphase Flow (MFTC)

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:

Topic 4-1:  Numerical Methods for Multiphase Flows
Topic 4-2:  Experimental Methods for Multiphase Flows
Topic 4-3:  Cavitation
Topic 4-4:  Gas-Liquid Flows
Topic 4-5:  Liquid-Solid Flows
Topic 4-6:  Gas-Solid Flows
Topic 4-7:  Bubble, Droplet, and Aerosol Dynamics
Topic 4-8:  Interfacial Phenomena and Flows
Topic 4-9:  Erosion, Slurry, Sedimentation
Topic 4-10:  Multiphase Flows in Petroleum Engineering
Topic 4-11:  Multiphase Flows in Nuclear Engineering
Topic 4-12:  Compressible Multiphase Flows (Turbulent Mixing)
Topic 4-13:  Open Forum on Multiphase Flows - Work in Progress
Topic 4-14:  MF Poster Presentations 
Topic 4-15:  MF Graduate Student Scholarship Competition

 

Track 5: Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFDTC)

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:

Topic 5-1:  Applied CFD
Topic 5-2:  CFD Development
Topic 5-3:  DNS, LES and Hybrid-RANS/LES Methods
Topic 5-4:  Fluid Structure Interaction (including IBM)
Topic 5-5:  Computational Marine Hydrodynamics
Topic 5-6:  Computational Turbulent Combustion
Topic 5-7:  Optimization, Data-based Simulations, and Machine Learning
Topic 5-8:  Emerging Methods in CFD
Topic 5-9:  Open Source CFD Applications
Topic 5-10:  Applications of CFD in Medicine and Biomedical Systems
Topic 5-11:  Multi-physics Simulation
Topic 5-12:  Panel:  Quantum Computing in CFD
Topic 5-13:  CFD Poster Presentations 
Topic 5-14:  CFD Graduate Student Scholarship Competitions

 

Track 6: Micro & Nano Fluid Dynamics (MNFDTC)

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:

Topic 6-1:  Modelling and Simulation in Microfluidics
Topic 6-2:  Micro- and Nanoscale Thermofluidic Science and Devices
Topic 6-3:  Biologically Enabled Microfluidics and Biomicrofluidics
Topic 6-4:  Micro-Total-Analysis Systems (MicroTAS) and Lab-On-A-Chip Applications
Topic 6-5:  Sensors and Transducers for Microfluidic Applications
Topic 6-6:  Optics and Photonics in Micro-and Nanofluidic Systems
Topic 6-7:  Digital or Droplet Microfluidics
Topic 6-8:  Micro/Nano Fabrication Techniques for Microfluidics System
Topic 6-9:  Micro Fuel Cell and Microfluidic/Nanofluidic Based Energy Storage
Topic 6-10:  Complex Fluids and Nano-Particles
Topic 6-11:  Engineering Education in Micro/Nano Fluidics
Topic 6-12:  Energy Applications of Micro-and Nano-scale Devices
Topic 6-13:  MNFD Poster Presentations
Topic 6-14:  MNFD Graduate Student Scholarship Competition

 

Track 7: Plenary Track

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

ASME 2019 Fluids Engineering Awardee for outstanding contributions to research, practice and/or teaching.

ASME 2018 and 2019 Freeman Scholar Awardees for significant expertise in Fluids Engineering established by John R Freeman noted hydraulic engineer and scholar, 24th president of ASME.

ASME 2019 Henry R. Worthington Medal Recipient for eminent achievement in the field of pumping machinery, systems and concepts established by Worthington Pump, Inc.

Topics:

Topic 7-1:  Plenary Speaker Prof. Howard A. Stone.  Howard Alvin Stone is the Donald R. Dixon '69 and Elizabeth W. Dixon Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University. His field of research is in fluid mechanics, chemical engineering and complex fluids.
Topic 7-2:  Plenary Speaker ASME 2019 Fluids Engineering Awardee
Topic 7-3:  Plenary Speaker 2018 ASME Freeman Scholar Awardee Prof Nadine Aubry, Provost Tufts University.  
Topic 7-4:  Plenary Speaker 2019 ASME Freeman Scholar Awardee.
Topic 7-5:  Plenary Speaker 2019 ASME Henry R. Worthington Medal Awardee.

 

‚ÄčTrack 8: Memorial Track - Professor Ephraim Sparrow

Description: A special symposium will be organized by the Heat Transfer Division in memory of Professor Ephraim Sparrow.  Paper contributions for this Symposium are solicited from all relevant technical topic areas including personal recollections from the three programs. 

Topics:

Topic 8-1:  Celebrating Prof. Ephraim Sparrow's Life and Research Contributions