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Welcome to the new homepage of the AIAA Fluid Dynamics Technical Committee (FDTC).

The FDTC represents members interested in the fundamental behaviors of liquids and gases in motion and their desired control in contexts relevant to aerospace systems and applications, across the full range of speeds from subsonic to hypersonic, as well as interdisciplinary fluid dynamics in areas such as bio-fluid flow, materials processing, aeroelasticity, propulsion, aerothermodynamics, aeroacoustics, MEMS, electromagnetics, and heat transfer.

 Fluid Dynamics Awards

2017 Fluid Dynamics Award

Dr. Miguel Visbal

For pioneering contributions to understanding complex unsteady flows and multidisciplinary interactions using high fidelity methods.

2016 Fluid Dynamics Best Paper Award

AIAA-2016-1062 “An Overview of Combined Uncertainty and A Posteriori Error Bound Estmates for CFD Calculations”, by T. J. Barth

For other recent AIAA Fluid Dynamics Award Winners, click here.

 CFD Flow Visualization Event

2017 CFD Flow Visualization Event Winners

For full Flow Visualization presentations, click here.

 TC Announcements

Aviation 2017 Plenary Meeting Minutes posted  
by Dr Melissa A Green
 12/22/2017 9:33 AM
2016 Future of Fluids Session Summary Attachment
by Dr Melissa A Green
 8/8/2016 10:14 AM
Aviation 2016 Plenary Meeting Minutes posted 
by Dr Melissa A Green
 7/6/2016 3:15 PM
FD TC Guildebook 
by Dr Melissa A Green
 4/9/2016 10:55 PM
FDTC meeting minutes only available to current TC members 
by Dr Sidra I Silton
 12/29/2015 2:35 PM
(More Announcements...)


Information for Prospective Members 
by Sidra Silton
 12/30/2009 11:51 AM


There are currently no upcoming events.


Advance fundamental understanding of Fluid Dynamic Behaviors and Basic Principles across the full spectrum of aerospace applications through:

  • Experimental, Theoretical and Computational Discoveries
  • Advanced Prediction Methods and Validation
  • Innovative Flow Control Concepts and Techniques

Define, engage and explore Interdisciplinary Interfaces through:

  • Interdisciplinary, Inter-TC, and Inter-professional initiatives in areas such as materials processing, bio-fluidics, intelligent systems, and others

Expand the horizon for aerospace applications of fluid dynamics through:

  • Discovery, technical contributions, technical assessments, outreach and advocacy
  • Defining physical limitations and possibilities
  • Balancing possibilities with realizabilities

 TAC Announcements

AIAA Social Media Policy11/2/2016 8:32 AM
by Betty GuillieNo presence information
AIAA has a Social Media Policy! Many committees (along with regions, sections and branches) have "unofficial"-official AIAA pages on Facebook, Twitter, etc. The policy isn't meant to be a set of rules that would constrain activity on those pages; it just outlines what the Institute would consider to be inappropriate content for an AIAA-branded page and explains what to do in the case of a hack or account compromise. To access the Social Media Policy, please click on this link:


 Chair Information

Douglas R Smith
Affiliation :Air Force Office of Scientific Research

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