Vortices play a dominant role in fluid dynamics. Besides their fascinating shape and structure, they are important in many physical phenomena and technological applications and may require special tools for their analysis and experimental or numerical study. Mastering vortex dynamics and modeling is relevant for both fundamental and applied sciences. Understanding vortex dynamics is key to solve multiscale problems in turbulence, to predict unsteady loadings on engineering devices, to forecast the weather, etc.

The scope of the series of the International Conferences on Vortex Flow Mechanics is to provide a platform for scientists and engineers to present state-of-the art research and discuss recent developments in the field of vortex physics, modeling, and applications. This series of successful meetings commenced in Kobe in 1999 and continued in Istanbul (2001), Yokohama (2005), Daejeon (2008), San Leucio (2010), Nagoya (2014), Rostock (2016), Xi’an (2018), Patras(2021).

The 10th International Conference on Vortex Flow Mechanics, originally planned to take place in 2022, in Nanjing, China, has suffered the difficulties of the COVID-19 pandemic. Postponed to October 2023, due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns, the conference will be organized by the Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics as a virtual conference held partly online from 11th to 14th October 2023.

The conference covers but is not limited to the following topics:

Turbulent flow
Multiphase flow
Reacting flow
Free-shear flow
Stratified flow
Bio-fluid mechanics
Computation fluid mechanics
Flow measurements
Flow control
Aerodynamic design optimization
Flow-induced vibration
Scientific visualization methods
Vortex dynamics in ship hydromechanics
The abstracts of all presentations will be included in the conference volume. Authors will be encouraged to submit their full paper to be included in this volume. After the event, authors of selected contributions will be invited to submit a paper for peer-review to XXX journal. Suitable contributions will be invited to submit a paper for peer-review to the special volume on XXXX.