Vortices, characterized by swirling fluid motion, are ubiquitous in various flows across nature and engineering systems. From the destructive force of tornadoes and the majestic spiral of hurricanes to the mesmerizing beauty of the airplane tip vortex trailing behind an aircraft, and from delicate intricacy of small-scale vortices in soap foam to the awe-inspiring power of large-scale celestial vortices, vortices shape our understanding towards the fluid dynamics. In comparison with vortex identification based on vorticity and other scalar-valued methods, the Liutex vector (previously named Rortex) emerges as a beacon of innovaton. Introduced in 2017 and 2018, the Liutex vector offers a mathematical and systematic definition that includes rotational axis information and rotational strength information. This third-generation vortex identification method has found widespread applications in extracting vorticial structures from both experimental and numerical data. Because of the ubiquity of vortices, Liutex transcends disciplinary boundaries, and could find applications in aerodynamics, hydrodynamics, meteorology, hemodynamics, space science, oceanography, civil engineering, metallurgy, astronomy, biology, and beyond. 

 The aim of this conference is to provide a dedicated platform for researchers from diverse areas to showcase the capability of Liutex in various areas, underscoring its versatility and potential for advancements that may arise when different perspectives converge. The conference will be hybrid, offering both in-person and online participation options. We sincerely welcome all scientists, engineers and graduate students to explore the forefront of Liutex-based vortex identification, share insights, and foster collaborations at ICLVIM 2024.


ICLVIM 2024 is designed to facilitate in-depth discussions and knowledge-sharing among researchers and academics interested in advancing the understanding and application of Liutex-based vortex identificaiton methods. Key topiic include:

  1. Mathematical Theory of Liutex vector:

    Explore the foundational mathematical theories underpinning the definiton of Liutex vectors.

  2. Application of Liutex:

    Delve into the diverse applications of Liutex vectors across various domains, including aerodynamics, hydrodynamics, meteorology (tornadoes, hurricanes), medical research (heart disease, respiratory system diseases), acoustics, and more. 

  3. Liutex-Based Turbulence Structure Identification and Classification, and Modelling:

    Vorticies play an significant role in the turbulence regeneration cycle. Investigate the using the Liutex methods to identify, classify turbulence strucutres, and model turbulence in the large eddy simulation (LES) and Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes Equation (RANS) framework.

  4. Artificial Intelligence and Liutex:

    Exlore the intersection of artificial intelligence and Liutex, unraveling the fluid mechanics with Liutex-represented vortices - "the sinews and muschels of fluid motion".

  5. Others

    Topics that involve emerging trends, unconventional applications or unique perspectives related to Lituex-based vortex identificaiton.


Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline
April 30, 2024
Conference Date
Aug. 9-11, 2024

Contact Us

Zhangdan Yu
EMAIL: vortices@sina.com