Abstract Submission Deadline

The Deadline for Abstract Submission – Monday, August 10, 2020, 5:00pm EDT  

APS Policy

  • Authors of contributed abstracts are limited to one abstract (oral or poster) as first author.
  • The first author should always be the presenting author.
  • If more than one contributed abstract is submitted with the same first author, one abstract will be placed in a regular session and other abstracts may be rejected at the organizers’ discretion.
  • Invited speakers may submit one contributed abstract as first author in addition to their invited abstract.
  • Abstracts in the education categories do not count against the one abstract limit.
  • Speakers in minisymposia or focus sessions may not submit contributed abstracts as first author in addition to their minisymposium or focus session abstract.

NOTE: submitting an abstract does not mean you are registered for the meeting. If you wish to participate in the meeting, you also register. You may do so beginning in late August/early September

Questions? Contact abs-help@aps.org or (301) 209-3290. Abstract Help Line Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EDT

Before you start

  • Know number and order of authors
  • Proofread abstract: Authors should review and edit abstracts thoroughly before submitting. All co-authors must be added before the abstract submission deadline. APS will only correct mistakes and misspellings in the author’s name or affiliation.
  • Check abstract length (contributed abstract length < 1,300)
  • Note sorting category or focus topic
  • Choose RTF (MS Word) or LaTeX format
  • Become an APS member
  • Intend to present at the meeting

APS reserves the right to reject or alter abstracts

The decision is based on, but not limited to, the following criteria:

  • Abstracts do not comply with style guidelines, including excessive length (contributed abstract length < 1,300)
  • Abstracts contain inappropriate content
  • Abstracts fall outside of the topical scope of the meeting
  • Repeated cancellation by the submitter

2020 Abstract Sorting Categories

The abstract submission deadline is August 10, 2020, 5:00pm EDT. During abstract submission, you will select a sorting category for your abstract. Note that there may or may not be a direct correspondence between the sorting category and an actual session at the meeting.

In addition to the over 300 categories for regular contributed abstracts on fluid physics, there will be minisymposia, focus sessions, and sessions for fluids education and outreach topics. Minisymposia talks are by invitation of the session chairs only. Focus sessions have open submissions and the session chairs structured the session. Any abstract submitted to a focus session but not selected for the session was placed in an appropriate regular session.


1.1 Acoustics: Aeroacoustics
1.2 Acoustics: Hydroacoustics
1.3 Acoustics: Thermoacoustics

2. Aerodynamics: General

2.1 Aerodynamics: Control
2.2 Aerodynamics: Fixed, Flapping and Rotating Wings
2.3 Aerodynamics: Fluid Structure Interactions, Membranes, Flutter
2.4 Aerodynamics: Theory
2.5 Aerodynamics: Vehicles
2.6 Aerodynamics: Wind Energy

3. Astrophysical fluid dynamics

4. Biological fluid dynamics: General

4.2 Biological fluid dynamics: Collective Behavior and Microswimmers
4.3 Biological fluid dynamics: Flows in Fluid Films and Biofilms
4.4 Biological fluid dynamics: Flows involving Vesicles and Micelles
4.5 Biological fluid dynamics: Single Cells and Bacteria
4.6 Biological fluid dynamics: Plant Biomechanics
4.7 Biological fluid dynamics: Physiological
4.7.1 Biological fluid dynamics: Physiological Cardiac flows
4.7.2 Biological fluid dynamics: Physiological Microcirculation
4.7.3 Biological fluid dynamics: Physiological Large Vessels
4.7.4 Biological fluid dynamics: Physiological Respiratory flows
4.7.5 Biological fluid dynamics: Physiological Lymphatic and CSF Flows
4.7.6 Biological fluid dynamics: Physiological Phonation and Speech
4.8 Biological fluid dynamics: Flying
4.8.1 Biological fluid dynamics: Flying Birds
4.8.2 Biological fluid dynamics: Flying Insects
4.9 Biological fluid dynamics: Locomotion
4.9.1 Biological fluid dynamics: Locomotion High Reynolds Number Swimming
4.9.2 Biological fluid dynamics: Locomotion Cilia
4.9.3 Biological fluid dynamics: Locomotion Flagella
4.9.4 Biological fluid dynamics: Locomotion Active Suspensions
4.9.5 Biological fluid dynamics: Locomotion Non-Newtonian Fluids
4.9.6 Biological fluid dynamics: Locomotion Eukaryotic Cell Crawling
4.10 Biological fluid dynamics: Medical Devices
4.11 Biological fluid dynamics: Pumping Phenomena

5. Boundary Layers: General

5.1 Boundary Layers: Compressible and Thermal
5.2 Boundary Layers: Structure
5.3 Boundary Layers: Turbulent Boundary Layers
5.3.1 Boundary Layers: Turbulent Boundary Layers High Re Effects
5.3.2 Boundary Layers: Turbulent Boundary Layers Wall Modeling
5.3.3 Boundary Layers: Turbulent Boundary Layers Curvature and Pressure Gradient Effects
5.4 Boundary Layers: Flow over Roughness Elements
5.5 Boundary Layers: Superhydrophobic Surfaces
5.6 Boundary Layers: Wind Turbine Interaction

6. Bubbles: General

6.1 Bubbles: Acoustics
6.2 Bubbles: Cavitation, Nucleation, Collapse, Coalescence
6.3 Bubbles: Biomedical, Cavitation and Acoustics
6.4 Bubbles: Dynamics
6.5 Bubbles: Growth, Heat Transfer and Boiling
6.6 Bubbles: Microbubbles and Nanobubbles
6.7 Bubbles: Rupture
6.8 Bubbles: Surfactants and Foams

7. Compressible Flows: General

7.1 Compressible Flow: Supersonic and Hypersonic
7.2 Compressible Flow: Shock waves and explosions
7.3 Compressible Flow: Shock Interactions and Focusing
7.4 Compressible Flow: Turbulence and Instability
7.5 Compressible Flow: Shock-Boundary Layer Interactions

8. Computational Fluid Dynamics: General

8.1 Computational Fluid Dynamics: Algorithms
8.2 Computational Fluid Dynamics: DG and Higher Order Schemes
8.3 Computational Fluid Dynamics: Immersed Boundary Methods
8.4 Computational Fluid Dynamics: High Performance Computing
8.5 Computational Fluid Dynamics: Applications
8.6 Computational Fluid Dynamics: Lattice Boltzmann Methods
8.7 Computational Fluid Dynamics: LES, DNS, Hybrid RANS/LES
8.8 Computational Fluid Dynamics: RANS Modeling
8.9 Computational Fluid Dynamics: Shock Capturing
8.10 Computational Fluid Dynamics: SPH and Mesh Free Methods
8.11 Computational Fluid Dynamics: Transonic flows and Turbomachinery
8.12 Computational Fluid Dynamics: Unstructured grids/AMR
8.13 Computational Fluid Dynamics: Uncertainty Quantification

9. Convection and Buoyancy-driven flows: General

9.1 Convection and Buoyancy-driven flows: Binary systems
9.2 Convection and Buoyancy-driven flows: Heat Transfer and Forced Convection
9.3 Convection and Buoyancy-driven flows: Environmental
9.4 Convection and Buoyancy-driven flows: Free-convection and Rayleigh-Benard
9.5 Convection and Buoyancy-driven flows: Thermal Radiation
9.6 Convection and Buoyancy-driven flows: Particle-laden
9.7 Convection and Buoyancy-driven flows: Stratified Flow
9.8 Convection and Buoyancy-driven flows: Thermal Instability
9.9 Convection and Buoyancy-driven flows: Materials Processing
9.10 Convection and Buoyancy-driven flows: Numerical Simulations
9.11 Convection and Buoyancy-driven flows: Turbulent Convection

10. Drops: General

10.1 Drops: Impact, Bouncing, Wetting and Spreading
10.2 Drops: Dynamic Surface Interactions
10.3 Drops: Superhydrophobic Surfaces
10.4 Drops: Interaction with Elastic Surfaces, Particles and Fibers
10.5 Drops: Heat Transfer, Evaporation and Buoyancy Effects
10.6 Drops: Instability and Break-up
10.7 Drops: Multiple Drop Interactions
10.8 Drops: Coalescence
10.9 Drops: Levitation
10.10 Drops: Particle Laden
10.11 Drops: Complex Fluids
10.12 Drops: Sessile and Static Surface Interactions
10.13 Drops: Electric Field Effects

11. Electrokinetic Flows: General

11.1 Electrokinetic Flows: Electric Double Layers
11.2 Electrokinetic Flows: Ion-selective Interfaces
11.3 Electrokinetic Flows: Induced-Charge Flows and Nonlinear Dynamics
11.4 Electrokinetic Flows: Instability and Chaos
11.5 Electrokinetic Flows: Preconcentration, Separations and Reactions
11.6 Electrokinetic Flows: Porous Media and Charge Storage
11.7 Electrokinetic Flows: Nanochannels and Surface Conduction

12. Energy: General

12.1 Energy: Combustion
12.2 Energy: Wind Power
12.3 Energy: Water Power
12.4 Energy: Storage

13. Experimental Techniques: General

13.1 Experimental Techniques: Aerodynamics/Wind Tunnel
13.2 Experimental Techniques: Data Analysis, Bias and Uncertainty
13.3 Experimental Techniques: Quantitative Flow Visualization. PIV, PTV, PLIF
13.4 Experimental Techniques: Microscale
13.5 Experimental Techniques: High Speed Flow
13.6 Experimental Techniques: Multiphase Flow
13.7 Experimental Techniques: Laser-based Diagnostics
13.8 Experimental Techniques: Pressure/Temperature Scalar Surface visualization
13.9 Experimental Techniques: Reacting Flows and Spectroscopy

14. Free-Surface Flows: General

14.1 Free-Surface Flows: Waves
14.2 Free-Surface Flows: Interaction with Physical Structures
14.3 Free-Surface Flows: Instability
14.4 Free-Surface Flows: Turbulence
14.5 Free-Surface Flows: Mixing
14.6 Free-surface Flows: Free-shear/Free-surface interactions

15. Flow Control: General

15.1 Flow Control: Actuator Design and Analysis
15.2 Flow Control: Coherent Structures, Vortices and Turbulence
15.3 Flow Control: Drag Reduction
15.4 Flow Control: Passive
15.5 Flow Control: Plasma Actuators
15.6 Flow Control: Separation
15.7 Flow Control: Theory

16. Flow Instability: General

16.1 Flow Instability: Boundary Layers
16.1.1 Flow instability: Boundary Layers Transition
16.2 Flow Instability: Control
16.3 Flow Instability: Elastic and Complex fluids
16.4 Flow Instability: Geophysical
16.5 Flow Instability: Global Modes
16.6 Flow Instability: Interfacial and Thin Film
16.6.1 Flow Instability: Interfacial and Thin Film Elasticity and Substrates
16.6.2 Flow Instability: Interfacial and Thin Film Fingering
16.7 Flow Instability: Multiphase Flow
16.8 Flow Instability: Nonlinear Dynamics
16.9 Flow Instability: Pulsating Flows
16.10 Flow Instability: Kelvin-Helmholtz
16.11 Flow Instability: Rayleigh-Taylor
16.12 Flow Instability: Richtmyer-Meshkov
16.13 Flow Instability: Theory
16.14 Flow Instability: Transition to Turbulence
16.15 Flow Instability: Vortex-Dominated Flows
16.16 Flow Instability: Wakes

17. General Fluid Dynamics

17.1 General Fluid Dynamics: Rotating Flows
17.2 General Fluid Dynamics: Theory
17.3 General Fluid Dynamics: Viscous Flows
17.4 General Fluid Dynamics: Drag Reduction
17.5 General Fluid Dynamics: Obstacles, Flow Constrictions
17.6 General Fluid Dynamics: Mathematical Methods
17.7 General Fluid Dynamics: Multi-physics Phenomena

19. Granular Flows: General

19.1 Granular Flows: Impact and Force Transmission
19.2 Granular Flows: Locomotion and Drag
19.3 Granular Flows: Applications
19.4 Granular Flows: Mixing, Segregation and Separation
19.5 Granular Flows: Fluctuations and Instabilities

18. Geophysical Fluid Dynamics: General

18.1 Geophysical Fluid Dynamics: Atmospheric
18.2 Geophysical Fluid Dynamics: Oceanographic
18.3 Geophysical Fluid Dynamics: Air-Sea Interaction
18.4 Geophysical Fluid Dynamics: Climate Science
18.5 Geophysical Fluid Dynamics: Rotating Flows
18.6 Geophysical Fluid Dynamics: Stratified Flows
18.7 Geophysical Fluid Dynamics: Sediment transport
18.8 Geophysical Fluid Dynamics: Mesoscale Dynamics, Transport and Mixing
18.9 Geophysical Fluid Dynamics: Cryosphere

19. Granular Flows: General

19.1 Granular Flows: Impact and Force Transmission
19.2 Granular Flows: Locomotion and Drag
19.3 Granular Flows: Applications
19.4 Granular Flows: Mixing, Segregation and Separation
19.5 Granular Flows: Fluctuations and Instabilities

20. Industrial Applications: General

20.1 Industrial Applications: Energy Conversion
20.2 Industrial Applications: Propulsion

21. Jets: General

21.1 Jets: Swirling
21.2 Jets: Impinging
21.3 Jets: Control

22. Magnetohydrodynamics

23. Microscale Flows: General

23.1 Microscale Flows: Devices
23.2 Microscale Flows: Particles, Drops, Bubbles
23.3 Microscale Flows: Electrokinetics
23.4 Microscale Flows: Opto-Fluidics, Electro/Magnetic Manipulation
23.5 Microscale Flows: Emulsions
23.6 Microscale Flows: Interfaces and Wetting
23.7 Microscale Flows: Locomotion
23.8 Microscale Flows: Mixing and Chemical Reactions
23.9 Microscale Flows: Oscillations
23.10 Microscale Flows: Porous Media and Porous Electrodes
23.11 Microscale Flows: Self-assembly and Electro-kinetically Induced Flow
23.12 Microscale Flows: Non-Newtonian Fluids

24. Multiphase Flows: General

24.1 Multiphase Flows: Bubbly flows
24.2 Multiphase Flows: Cavitation and Aerated Flows
24.3 Multiphase Flows: Computational Methods
24.4 Multiphase Flows: Modeling and Theory
24.5 Multiphase Flows: Particle-laden flows
24.6 Multiphase Flows: Turbulence

25. Nano Flows: General

25.1 Nano Flows: Basic Physics
25.2 Nano Flows: Computations and Modeling
25.3 Nano Flows: Devices and Applications
25.4 Nano Flows: Membranes
25.5 Nano Flows: Separation, Chemical/BioChemical Analysis

26. Nonlinear Dynamics: General

26.1 Nonlinear Dynamics: Bifurcations
26.2 Nonlinear Dynamics: Chaos
26.3 Nonlinear Dynamics: Coherent Structures
26.4 Nonlinear Dynamics: Model Reduction
26.5 Nonlinear Dynamics: Topology
26.6 Nonlinear Dynamics: Transition to Turbulence
26.7 Nonlinear Dynamics: Turbulence

27. Non-Newtonian Flows: General

27.1 Non-Newtonian Flows: Rheology
27.2 Non-Newtonian Flows: Computational Methods
27.3 Non-Newtonian Flows: Instability and Turbulence
27.4 Non-Newtonian Flows: Polymer Solutions
27.5 Non-Newtonian Flows: Applications

28. Porous Media Flows: General

28.1 Porous Media Flows: Convection and Heat Transfer
28.2 Porous Media Flows: CO2 Sequestration
28.3 Porous Media Flows: Imbibition and Injection
28.4 Porous Media Flows: Mixing and Turbulence
28.5 Porous Media Flows: Wicking and Drying
28.6 Porous Media Flows: Displacement of Immiscible Fluids

29. Particle-laden Flows: General

29.1 Particle-laden Flows: Clustering
29.2 Particle-laden Flows: Particle-Turbulence Interaction
29.3 Particle-laden Flows: Turbulence Modulation
29.4 Particle-laden Flows: Non-Spherical Particles
29.5 Particle-laden Flows: Deformable Particles
29.6 Particle-laden Flows: Particle-Resolved Simulations
29.7 Particle-laden Flows: Simulations
29.8 Particle-laden Flows: Experimental Techniques
29.9 Particle-laden Flows: Radiation and Optics

30. Rarefied Flows: General

30.1 Rarefied Flows: DSMC

31. Reacting Flows: General

31.1 Reacting Flows: Turbulent Combustion
31.2. Reacting Flows: DNS
31.3 Reacting Flows: LES
31.4 Reacting Flows: Modeling and Simulations
31.5 Reacting Flows: Modeling, Theory, PDF and FDF
31.6 Reacting Flows: Computational Methods
31.7 Reacting Flows: Premixed versus Non-premixed
31.8 Reacting Flows: Chemical Kinetics
31.9 Reacting Flows: Extinction and Ignition
31.10 Reacting Flows: Instabilities
31.11 Reacting Flows: Detonations, Explosions and DDT
31.12 Reacting Flows: Sprays and Multiphase Flow Effects
31.13 Reacting Flows: Emissions and Soot
31.14 Reacting Flows: Experiments

32. Separated Flows: General

32.1 Separated Flows: Control
32.2 Separated Flows: Massive Separation
32.3 Separated Flows: Modeling and Theory
32.4 Separated Flows: Simulations
32.5 Separated Flows: Wakes

33. Suspensions: General

33.1 Suspensions: Confined Flows
33.2 Suspensions: Rheology
33.3 Suspensions: Structure and Phase Transitions
33.4 Suspensions: Fluid-Particle Interaction
33.5 Suspensions: Fluidization
33.6 Suspensions: Instability
33.7 Suspensions: Theory and Modeling

34. Surface Tension Effects: General

34.1 Surface Tension Effects: Particle-Particle Interactions
34.2 Surface Tension Effects: Interfacial Phenomena
34.3 Surface Tension Effects: Textured Substrates

35. Superfluids: General

35.1 Superfluids: Dynamics Vortices

36. Turbulence: General

36.1 Turbulence: Planetary Boundary layer
36.2 Turbulence: Boundary layers
36.3 Turbulence: Compressible
36.4 Turbulence: Environmental Flows
36.5 Turbulence: Buoyancy-driven
36.6 Turbulence: Stratification, Rotation and Magnetic Fields
36.7 Turbulence: Jets
36.8 Turbulence: Shear layers
36.9 Turbulence: Wakes
36.10 Turbulence: Wall-Bounded Flows
36.11 Turbulence: Mixing
36.12 Turbulence: Multiphase flow
36.13 Turbulence: Particle-laden flows
36.14 Turbulence: DNS Simulations
36.15 Turbulence: LES Simulations
36.16 Turbulence: Modeling & Simulations
36.17 Turbulence: Theory
36.18 Turbulence: Measurements

37. Vortex dynamics and vortex flows: General

37.1 Vortex dynamics and Vortex flows: Astrophysical/Geophysical
37.2 Vortex dynamics and Vortex flows: Instability
37.3 Vortex dynamics and Vortex flows: Theory
37.4 Vortex dynamics and Vortex flows: Wakes
37.5 Vortex dynamics and Vortex flows: Propulsion
37.6 Vortex dynamics and Vortex flows: Simulations
37.7 Vortex dynamics and Vortex flows: Superfluids
37.8 Vortex dynamics and Vortex flows: Turbulence

38. Waves: General

38.1 Waves: Surface Waves
38.2 Waves: Internal and Interfacial Waves
38.3 Waves: Nonlinear Dynamics and Turbulence

39. MINISYMPOSIA (By Invitation Only)

39.1 Fluid Mechanics of Infectious Diseases
39.2 Fluid Dynamics of Atmospheric Clouds
39.3 Wind Energy Fluid Mechanics
39.4 Kitchen Flows

40. FOCUS SESSIONS (Open to regular submissions)

40.1 Deep Learning in Experimental and Computational Fluid Mechanics
40.2 Understanding Thermal Transport in Flows of Dense Suspensions
40.3 Fluid Dynamics in a Deformable Porous Medium

41. Fluid Dynamics - Education, Outreach and Diversity