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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

2016 Fluid Dynamics Award

Professor Moshe Matalon

For his contributions to the development of combustion theory, for revolutionizing understanding of chemically reacting flows, and for work on the hydrodynamic theory of premixed flames.

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

2015 CFD Flow Visualization Event Winners

For full Flow Visualization presentations, click here.

 TC Announcements

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
Please Login to see any TC only announcements 
by Dr Sidra I Silton
 9/25/2013 4:37 PM


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

Forum Locations and Dates for 20177/20/2016 10:02 AM
by Betty GuillieNo presence information
The dates and locations for the 2017 forums have been finalized.

AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition

9-13 January

Gaylord Texan

Grapevine, TX


AIAA Defense Forum

25-27 April

Applied Physics Lab, JHU

Laurel, MD


AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum and Exposition

5-9 June

Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel

Denver, CO


AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum and Exposition

10-12 July

Hyatt Regency Atlanta

Atlanta, GA


AIAA Space and Astronautics Forum and Exposition

12-14 September

Hyatt Regency Orlando

Orlando, FL


Technical Excellence Awards - Updated Guidelines Document10/27/2015 9:59 AM
by Betty GuillieNo presence information
Please click here to access the document.


 Chair Information

Brian R Smith
Affiliation :Lockheed Martin Aeronautics

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