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The scientific program will include four award lectures and eight invited lectures along with minisymposia, focus sessions, contributed papers, poster sessions, exhibits, and the Gallery of Fluid Motion poster and video entries. Over 2700 contributed abstracts have been submitted.
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Each year the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics presents the Fluid Dynamics Prize, the François Frenkiel Award, the Andreas Acrivos Dissertation Award, and the Stanley Corrsin Award.
Invited Lectures and Minisymposia
Eight invited lectures on topics of broad interest to the DFD community will be given by experts in each field. The program also includes minisymposia dealing with exciting current research.
Focus Sessions –
1) Instabilities at Soft Interfaces
Hydrodynamic instabilities are ubiquitous in nature and industry. They can be desirable in some cases, such as mixing enhancement due to turbulence or viscous fingering, and undesirable in others, such as structural damage due to vortex-induced vibrations. Many classical hydrodynamic instabilities occur at fluid-fluid interfaces, including viscous fingering and capillary breakup. Interfacial instabilities are complex and striking because they are fundamentally coupled to the evolving interface and can be influenced by a wide range of interfacial phenomena, including capillarity, mass transfer, and phase change. They are therefore also inherently challenging by virtue of being multi-physics, moving-boundary problems.