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Scope

The conference was settled up with the intent to cover from a scientific and engineering perspective, the fluid dynamics and thermodynamics involved in improving the performance, stability and sustainability characteristics in the design, development and operation of axial, mixed flow and radial turbomachines:

  • Aero-engines jet engines
  • Industrial gas turbines, Steam  turbines
  • Compressors and Fans
  • Hydraulic Turbines and Pumps
  • Non conventional turbines (wind,  Wells,  Arrhenius, etc.)

Particular emphasis will be given to the following areas:

Aerodynamic and Hydrodynamic Flows

  • Turbulent and transitional flows
  • Two phase and wet steam flows
  • Particle paths, deposition and erosion effects
  • Real working fluid flows

Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, Cooling and Leakage

  • Heat transfer and turbine cooling
  • Turbine internal and external (film) cooling flows and losses
  • The effects of rotation, unsteadiness and temperature non uniformities
  • Leakage and sealing flows
  • Unsteady Flows and Interactions
  • Surge, stall and transients
  • Rotor-stator interactions and multi-row effects
  • Vibration, forced response, flutter and aero-elasticity
  • Separation and cavitation
  • Aero-acoustics, noise generation and reduction

Turbomachinery Design, Performance and Operation

  • Design, analysis and optimisation
  • Performance predictions
  • Active and passive flow control, including MEMS
  • Testing, measurement techniques and experimental validation
  • Operational experience and performance monitoring
  • Diagnostics, deterioration and residual performance/life prediction

Special emphasis is provided to new experimental and/or theoretical research contributing to theory, design methods and optimisation, reliability and operability aspects, where thermodynamics and/or fluid flow are visible contributors to the analysed problem. For example, the latest experimental and computational developments in analysis of three – dimensional flows, unsteady flows and interaction effects would be of prime interest. Consistent with the objective of European technology exchange, the European Commission strongly encourages researchers involved in EC R&D programmes to take this excellent opportunity to present papers demonstrating the technical progress of their projects. The conference is located in the frame of an European project staring since 2009 focused to the harmonised dissemination of the European scientific knowledge in the field of aeronautics.