Propagating front in chaotic flow
Credit: Saikat Mukherjee
(Paul research group)

Important Dates

Abstracts Due: Oct 24

Schedule Posted: Oct 29

Symposium: Nov 5


Mark Paul, ME

Mark Stremler, BEAM

Heng Xiao, AOE


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  he 2018 Fall Fluid Mechanics Symposium (FFMS 2018) will take place on November 5 in Café X and 310 Kelly Hall. This annual event, now in its 11th year, provides a venue for disseminating results and building community among fluid mechanicians at Virginia Tech. FFMS 2018 is co-sponsored by the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics and the Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering.

The symposium will consist of two parallel sessions of 10-minute presentations by faculty and students covering a broad range of fluid mechanics research. It is anticipated that many of these presentations will also be given at the ASME IMECE and APS DFD meetings, but presentation at either of these events is not required for participation in FFMS 2018. The presentation format is modeled after that of the APS DFD meeting.

This year's plenary speaker is Professor Predrag Cvitanović from the Georgia Institute of Technology, who will be giving a talk titled A Spatiotemporal Theory of Turbulence in Terms of Exact Coherent Structures.

There is no registration fee to attend the meeting. Please feel free to come and go throughout the day.

Presentation Schedule:

Talks to be given in Café X are listed here.

Talks to be given in 310 Kelly Hall are listed here.

Abstract Submission:

Abstract submission is now closed.

Presentation Formats:

All presentations will be 10 minutes with 5 minutes for questions and transition between speakers.

Gallery of Fluid Motion videos and poster displays are also welcomed. Please email if you wish to submit a non-lecture presentation.


FFMS 2018 will be held in Café X and 310 Kelly Hall. Beverages and light refreshments will be provided at various times throughout the day.