RMFM 2021

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Online through Zoom

University of Colorado, Boulder

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7th Annual Rocky Mountain Fluid Mechanics Research Symposium

The Rocky Mountain Fluid Mechanics (RMFM) Research Symposium is a local technical meeting bringing together students, faculty, and professional researchers with a common interest in fluid mechanics. The primary purpose of the symposium is to provide student researchers along the Colorado Front Range and the greater Rocky Mountain Region the opportunity to present and discuss their work in a casual setting. Oral presentations are encouraged from interested students, but a presentation is not required to attend the meeting. Please contact info@rockymountainfluids.org if you would like more information about RMFM 2021.

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Due to COVID-19, we will be conducting the conference virtually with the following format. Presenters will present their research for no more than ten minutes in length. This presentation can take any form you would like, including but not limited to: oral presentation with slides, video of experiment or simulation, or fluids demonstration. Presentations will be categorized in different sessions based on subject matter, and after each presentation, the moderator will facilitate two minutes of Q&A from the audience and video comments. Additional events during the conference will include a keynote speaker and a panel discussion on diversity.

The technical program and schedule, including keynote title and abstract, for RMFM 2021 can be found below.
RMFM 2021 Technical Program
RMFM 2021 Schedule

Technical programs for previous RMFM Symposia can be downloaded here:
RMFM 2020 Technical Program
RMFM 2019 Technical Program
RMFM 2018 Technical Program
RMFM 2017 Technical Program
RMFM 2016 Technical Program
RMFM 2015 Technical Program

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Abstract Submission

Abstracts are requested for oral presentations in all areas of fluid mechanics. Oral presentations are a maximum of ten minutes long with an additional 2 minutes for questions and discussion. As part of its educational mission, all talks at RMFM 2021 will be delivered by undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral researchers.

Abstracts are limited to a 1300 character maximum and should be uploaded here by 11:59pm Mountain Time on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. Abstract submissions must include the following components:

  • Title of abstract submission
  • Presenting author name and affiliation
  • Co-author names and affiliations
  • Abstract text (1300 character maximum)

  • Lead authors and presenters are limited to one submission. Questions may be directed to info@rockymountainfluids.org.

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    Organizing Committee

  • Erica Belmont, University of Wyoming
  • Michael Calvisi, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
  • John Farnsworth, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Peter Hamlington, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Ryan King, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Karin Leiderman, Colorado School of Mines
  • Bradford Smith, University of Colorado, Denver
  • Nils Tilton, Colorado School of Mines
  • Bret Windom, Colorado State University

  • In addition, Mike Meehan, Tyler Souders, and Sam Simons-Wellin from the University of Colorado, Boulder will serve as the student organizers for RMFM 2021.

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    For questions or more information about the Rocky Mountain Fluid Mechanics Research Symposium, please email info@rockymountainfluids.org.

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    Support and Acknowledgments

    Support for RMFM is gratefully acknowledged from the Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering and the College of Engineering at the University of Colorado, Boulder and the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mathematics and Statistics at the Colorado School of Mines. Additional support has been provided by Herbert and Karen Vogel through a Vogel Faculty Fellowship at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

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