Non-Ideal Compressible Fluid Dynamics (NICFD)
The main objectives of the SIG 49 are:
In 2016, a first successful seminar on NICFD was organized in Varenna, Italy, where the international NICFD community gathered for two days (nicfd2016.polimi.it). In 2018, the second event of the series took place at the Ruhr Universität Bochum, Germany (www.rub.de/nicfd2018)...
Non-Ideal Compressible Fluid-Dynamics (NICFD) has recently been established as 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. NICFD flows occur in numerous heterogeneous industrial applications, such as unconventional turbomachinery (ORC turbines, scCO2 compressors), combustors operating with supercritical fluids, heat pumping systems, and in many chemical processes.
During the past years, the community of scientists engaged in NICFD has consistently grown. In Europe alone, active research groups in the field are present in Italy, Germany, Netherlands, and France, to name a few. SIG 49 is intended to promote the exchange of scientific information, to encourage and consolidate the interaction between NICFD 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. NICFD themes range from the theoretical foundations to advanced numerical and experimental practices and applied technologies.
3rd International Seminar on Non -Ideal Compressible-Fluid Dynamics for Propulsion & Power (NICFD 2020) Date: 29th - 30th October 2020 (scheduled as planned, but in a hybrid form (both in presence and remotely) Location: Delft, The Netherlands Organisers: Dr Matteo Pini SIG: SIG49; SIG5129 Oct 2020
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In 1985 a group of leading European Fluid Mechanics experts started to discuss steps for initiating strong interaction and cooperation between Research and Industry in Europe. Initially their idea was to create a European Research and SuperComputer Centre, but they found that this was not2 Nov 2018