RMFM 2018

August 13-14, 2018

Eaton Humanities Building, University of Colorado, Boulder

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4th 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 2018.

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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 Eaton Humanities Building at the University of Colorado, Boulder on August 13-14, 2018.

A copy of the technical program for RMFM 2018 can be downloaded here:
RMFM 2018 Technical Program

A copy of the schedule for RMFM 2018 can be downloaded here:
RMFM 2018 Schedule

Technical programs for previous RMFM Symposia can be downloaded here:
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 12 minutes long with an additional 2 minutes for questions and discussion, followed by 1 min for the transition between speakers (totaling 15 minutes for each speaker). As part of its educational mission, all talks at RMFM 2018 will be delivered by undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral researchers.

Abstracts are limited to a 1300 character maximum and should be submitted to abstracts@rockymountainfluids.org by 11:59pm Mountain Time on August 3, 2018. Abstract submissions must include the following components:

  • Title of abstract submission
  • Presenting author name, educational level, and affiliation
  • Co-author names and affiliations
  • Consideration for student travel grant (yes/no)
  • 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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    Travel and Hotel Accomodations

    For the first time, modest travel allowances will be provided for student presenters and their advisors. During the time of abstract submission, student presenters should indicate their interest in being considered for a travel grant. Advisors who wish to also be considered for a travel grant should email info@rockymountainfluids.org indicating that they are interested in receiving travel support, as well as identifying the student(s) that they advise. Travel grants will be awarded based on need and the availability of funds.

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    Organizing Committee

  • Michael Calvisi, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
  • John Farnsworth, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Xinfeng Gao, Colorado State University
  • 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

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    RMFM 2018 will be held in the Eaton Humanities 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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