2011 Virtual Pressroom

The Poppy: An Imploding Circular Water Wave - 2011
The Poppy: An Imploding Circular Water Wave - 2011

The Division exists for the advancement and diffusion of knowledge of the physics of fluids with special emphasis on the dynamical theories of the liquid, plastic and gaseous states of matter under all conditions of temperature and pressure.

64th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics

November 20-22, 2011
Baltimore, Maryland

The meeting brought together researchers from across the globe to address some of the most important questions in modern astronomy, engineering, alternative energy, biology, and medicine.

Image & Video Galleries

Every year, the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics hosts posters and videos that show stunning images, graphics, and videos from either computational or experimental studies of flow phenomena. The most outstanding entries are selected by a panel of referees for artistic content and honored for their originality and ability to convey information. The 64th Annual Meeting Image Gallery has a subset of these images and videos available for viewing prior to the judging process.
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Press Releases

Robojelly Gets an Upgrade: Underwater robot learns to swim more like the real thing
November 18, 2011 - New robot that mimics the graceful motions of jellyfish so precisely that it has been named Robojelly. (APS DFD Meeting 2011)
Rainfall Suspected Culprit in Leaf Disease Transmission
November 18, 2011 - Rainfalls are suspected to trigger the spread of a multitude of foliar (leaf) diseases. (APS DFD 2011 Meeting)
Peering Inside the ‘Deflagration-to-Detonation Transition’ of Explosions
November 18, 2011 - Explosions of reactive gases and the associated rapid, uncontrolled release of large amounts of energy pose threats of immense destructive power (APS DFD Meeting 2011)
New Design for Mechanical Heart Valves
November 18, 2011 - The heart’s valves are asymmetrical. Mechanical heart valves, are symmetrical. Could an asymmetric design improve blood flow? (APS DFD Meeting 2011)
Mechanism of Wine Swirling Explained
November 18, 2011 - How swirling wine to release its bouquet – a process known as “orbital shaking” – works has been something of a mystery. (APS DFD Meeting 2011)
Ingredients Involved in ‘Splashing’ Revealed
November 18, 2011 - “Splashing” plays a central role in the transport of pollutants and the spread of diseases, but the actual physical ingredients and mechanisms involved in splashing aren’t all that well understood. (APS DFD Meeting 2011)
How Mosquitoes Fly in the Rain
November 18, 2011 - Mosquitoes, which thrive in hot, humid climates, are as adept at flying in rainstorms as under clear skies. That’s puzzling. (APS DFD Meeting 2011)
Gallery of Fluid Motion
November 18, 2011 - Evocative images and animations bring the science of fluid dynamics to life (APS DFD Meeting 2011)
From Turbine Erosion to Supernovae
November 18, 2011 - Cavitation Bubbles’ Violent Collapse Gives Insight into a Wide Range of Fluid Phenomena (APS DFD Meeting 2011)
Engineers Devise Shoe Sampling System for Detecting Trace Amounts of Explosives
November 18, 2011 - Efficiently and unobtrusively screening for trace amounts of explosives on airline passengers could improve travel safety--and public relations. (APS DFD Meeting 2011)
Building Better Flapping Fliers
November 18, 2011 - Flapping mini-robots that can maneuver in tight spaces could be ideal for search-and-rescue operations (APS DFD Meeting 2011)
A Tiny Flame Shines Light on Supernovae Explosions
November 18, 2011 - Starting from the behavior of small flames in the laboratory, a team of researchers has gained new insights into the titanic forces that drive Type Ia supernova explosions.
Main Release of News
November 7, 2011 - Compelling Research Will Flow at Fluid Dynamics Meeting: Wine swirling, heart valve action, detonating stars, and more. (APS DFD Meeting 2011)
DFD 2011 Meeting News Highlights
November 7, 2011 - APS DFD 2011 Meeting Overview: Supernovas, the Swirling of Wine, Heart Valves, Mary Poppins’ Umbrella and Other Surprising Insights into Flight, and More