Fluid Mechanics Technical Committee News

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Learning from the dragonfly to engineer better flight

Can the ability of the dragonfly to hover and maneuver provide insight for designing aircraft of the future? Professor Wang of Cornell University studies the physical principle of flapping flight to gain insights into the efficiency of flight found in nature. Please see the following articles for additional details:
When Efficient Flight is a Drag
Scientist Uses Dragonflies to Better Understand Flight

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Stabilized, Multiscale and Multiphysics Methods
ASME Winter Annual Meeting, November 2006
Chicago, Illinois

This symposium is an international forum for engineers, mathematicians and computer scientists to discuss recent developments in the broad field of stabilized, multiscale and multiphysics methods and their applications. The symposium is held in conjunction with the US National Congress on Computational Mechanics (USNCCM) and the World Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM) in alternate years. Given the significant presence of the stabilized methods in the computational mechanics community, the growing interest in the emerging multiscale computational technology, and wide application of these methods in multiphysics problems, this symposium targets bringing together a wide variety of disciplines for exchange of state-of-the-art technical information on the subject.

Scope of the Symposium:
Abstracts and papers are invited dealing with all aspects of stabilized, multiscale and multiphysics methods, including but not limited to,

1. Mathematical theory of stabilized and multiscale methods
2. Emerging multiscale approaches and applications
3. Multiscale and stabilized methods in CFD and turbulence modeling
4. New multiphysics methods and solution techniques
5. Multiphysics methods and fluid-structure interactions
6. Multiscale and stabilized methods in solid mechanics
7. Parallel computations with multiscale and stabilized methods
8. Implementation issues in stabilized, multiscale, and multiphysics methods
9. Use of multiscale and stabilized methods in industrial applications

This symposium is sponsored by the Fluid Mechanics and Computing in Applied Mechanics Committees of the Applied Mechanics Division of the ASME.

To submit an abstract to this symposium, please go to this website.

Friday, January 27, 2006

AMD Fluid Mechanics Technical Committee blog created

This blog has recently been created for the exchange of information within the AMD Fluid Mechanics Technical Committee. Although the blog can always be directly accessed at (http://amdfluidmechanics.blogspot.com/), it will soon be accessible as a link at the Applied Mechanics News (AMN) website (http://amdnews.blogspot.com/). Please consider using this blog to post announcements, questions, and other information relevant to the Fluid Mechanics Technical Committee.