9th EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON TURBOMACHINЕRY Fluid Dynamics and Thermodynamics

9th EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON TURBOMACHINЕRY Fluid Dynamics and Thermodynamics will take place in Istanbul, Turkey, on the 21-25th March, 2011.


The scope of the conference covers 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-jet engines
  • Aviation and industrial gas turbines
  • Steam turbines
  • Compressors and fans
  • Hydraulic turbines and pumps
  • Non conventional turbines (wind, Wells, Arrhenius)
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 nonuniformities
  • 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/lifeprediction

The presentations should describe new experimental and/or theoretical work emphasising contributions 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.


Selected authors will be invited to submit full papers of up to ten pages, including references and diagrams, by 6 September 2010.

The conference papers will be written and presented in English. All papers will undergo a thorough review process. All offers of papers will be considered by the Organising Committee, but final acceptance will depend on the Committee’s decision based on revised printable file and subject to their receipt by 24 January 2011.

Contributors are expected to present the paper at the conference. Should the author be unable to present, it will be absolutely necessary to provide a replacement.


Papers selected for inclusion in the conference programme will be published by Istanbul Technical University (Local Conference Organiser’s Institution) in the conference proceedings, which will be issued to the participants at the conference. The volumes will be available for general sale during and after the event. Selected papers of appropriate quality will be published in a special volume of the IMechE Journal of Power and Energy. All other papers accepted and presented at the conference will appear on the ETC website within 12 months after the conference.

ETC Secretariat — Professor T. Arts
von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics
Turbomachinery & Propulsion Department
72, Chaussee de Waterloo
B-1640 Rhode Saint Genese — Belgium
Tel: 32-(0) 2.359.96.11 (direct line: 96.05)
Fax: 32-(0) 2–359.96.00