RMFM 2019

Monday, July 29, 2019

Sustainability, Energy and Environment Community (SEEC) Building

University of Colorado, Boulder

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5th 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 2019.

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The symposium program will consist of a series of topical sessions in various areas of fluid mechanics. Each topical session will consist of 15 minute oral presentations delivered by undergraduate and graduate students, as well as postdoctoral researchers. The symposium will take place in the Sustainability, Energy and Environment Community (SEEC) Building at the University of Colorado, Boulder on Monday, July 29, 2019.

Our keynote speaker this year will be Prof. Jacqueline O'Connor from Pennsylvania State University. You can read more about Prof. O'Connor and her research here: Reacting Flow Dynamics Laboratory.

The technical program and schedule, including keynote title and abstract, for RMFM 2019 can be downloaded here:
RMFM 2019 Technical Program
RMFM 2019 Schedule

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

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For the first time at RMFM, awards for "Best Presentation in Session" were selected at RMFM 2019. Awardees in each session were:

  • Session 1A, Wings: Riccardo Balin, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Session 1B, Model Development: Noemi Collado, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Session 2A, Combustion: Samuel Whitman, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Session 2B, Making CFD Work: Julia Ream, Florida State University
  • Session 3A, Machine Learning: Karen Stengel, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Session 3B, Engineering Applications: Caelan Lapointe, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Session 4A, Heat Transport: Jacob Johnston, Colorado School of Mines
  • Session 4B, Advanced Fluids: Alison Wallbank, University of Colorado, Denver

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    Abstract Submission

    Abstracts are requested for oral presentations in all areas of fluid mechanics. Oral presentations are 12 minutes long with an additional 2 minutes for questions and discussion, followed by 1 minute for the transition between speakers (totaling 15 minutes for each speaker). As part of its educational mission, all talks at RMFM 2019 will be delivered by undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral researchers.

    Abstracts are limited to a 1300 character maximum and should be uploaded at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RMFM2019 by 11:59pm Mountain Time on Wednesday, July 17, 2019. 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
  • Ioan Feier, U.S. Air Force Academy
  • 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, Ryan Darragh from the University of Colorado, Boulder served as the lead student organizer for both RMFM 2018 and 2019.

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    RMFM 2019 will be held in the Sustainability, Energy and Environment Community (SEEC) Building at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Parking is free with a permit, which will be provided at the symposium. The locations of Eaton and parking are shown in the map below.

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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 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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