Introduction to Topical Issue on Extreme Flows
The Extreme Flows Workshop was held in Princeton in May 2014 to honor the contributions by Professor Lex Smits to the field of fluid dynamics. His work was represented through a mix of oral and poster presentations, and discussions covered the state of the art and challenges associated with fundamental research over a range of Mach and Reynolds numbers, energy harvesting, biomimetic flows, vortex dynamics and the development of instrumentation and analysis techniques. The workshop captured Lex's holistic approach to research, the breadth of his contributions and the synergy he has achieved between scientific advances and the many developments in facilities, instrumentation and techniques.
© 2015 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. This article belongs to a Topical Collection of articles entitled Extreme Flow Workshop 2014. Guest editors: I. Marusic and B. J. McKeon.