4th International Seminar on Non-Ideal Compressible Fluid Dynamics (NICFD2022)

3rd - 4th November 2022

NICFD2022will bring together researchers and scientists from various application areas who are pioneering theoretical, numerical and experimental advancements in the fluid dynamics of compressible reactive and non-reactive flows of fluids for which the ideal gas law does not apply.

The growing interest towards NICFD in the last decade, essentially motivated by its advanced applications in the field of propulsion and power, has determined an impulse in research, and the purpose of this conference is to promote the exchange of information among the quite diverse community, whose interests span from the fundamentals to the industrial applications.

The fourth iteration, NICFD 2022 is intended to promote the exchange of scientific information, to encourage and consolidate the interaction between researchers and professionals, with a special emphasis on the progress in research, development and applications of the topics related to the field of propulsion and power.

The themes range from the theoretical foundations, to advanced numerical and experimental practices, and to applications. The conference provides an exciting opportunity to share, learn and discuss the latest insights.

Important dates:

  • Abstract submission extended - 6th May 2022
  • Short paper draft submission - 30th June 2022
  • Registration opens - 1st July 2022
  • Final short paper submission - 22nd September 2022
  • Presentation submission - 13th October 2022
  • Conference - 3rd- 4th November 2022


Key themes of the conference include the following areas:

  • Experiments
  • Fundamentals
  • Numerical methods
  • Optimisation and UQ
  • Critical and supercritical flows
  • Turbulence and mixing
  • Multi-component fluid flows
  • Applications in ORC power systems
  • Applications in supercritical CO2 power systems
  • Steam turbines
  • Cryogenic flows
  • Condensing flows in nozzles
  • Cavitating flows
  • Super and transcritical fluids in space propulsion
  • Submissions outside these areas that may be of interest are welcomed.

    All information is available here

    Seminar Background:

    The NICFD conference series has been thought as a biennial forum to promote the exchange of scientific information, to encourage and consolidate the interaction between researchers and professionals in the field of non-ideal compressible-fluid dynamics (NICFD), a sector of fluid mechanics dealing with flows of dense vapours, supercritical fluids and two-phase fluids, whose properties significantly depart from those of ideal gases.

    The first edition of the conference was held in Varenna (Italy) in 2016, the second edition took place in Bochum, Germany in 2018 and the third edition in Delft, The Netherlands in 2020. Information about the previous editions is available on the website of the conferences: NICFD2016, NICFD2018, NICFD2020

    A Special Interest Group (SIG-49) was established in 2019 in the frame of ERCOFTAC, the European Research Community On Flow, Turbulence And Combustion. NICFD conference series address special emphasis to the progress in research, development, and applications of the topics related to the field of propulsion and power with themes ranging from the theoretical foundations to advanced numerical and experimental practices and applied technologies.

    Key themes are: experiments; fundamentals; numerical methods; optimization and uncertainty quantification (UQ); critical and supercritical flows; turbulence and mixing; multi-component fluid flows; applications in redorganic Rankine cycle (ORC) power systems; applications in supercritical carbon dioxide (sCO2) power systems; steam turbines; cryogenic flows; condensing flows in nozzles; cavitating flows; super/trans-critical fluids in space propulsion. As the themes include combustion topics, the NICFD conference series is also supported by SIG51 (the Special Interest Group on High-Pressure & Compressible Combustion).