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.
ERCOFTAC SIG49 Seminarium 30th - 31st October 2024 Lyon, France Location: Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France Organisers: SIG49 Coordinator: Alexis Giauque, Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France Co-chairs: Christophe Corre, Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France Alberto Guardone, Politecnico di30 Oct 2024
ERCOFTAC Seminar 4 th International Seminar on Non-Ideal Compressible Fluid Dynamics (NICFD2022) 3rd - 4th November 2022 The registration for the conference is now open and can be completed here:3 Nov 2022
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
4th International Seminar on Non-Ideal Compressible Fluid Dynamics for Propulsion & Power (NICFD 2022) - Summary Report The 4th International Seminar on Non-Ideal Compressible Fluid Dynamics for Propulsion & Power (NICFD 2022) took place between the 3rd and 4th November 2022 at City,23 Feb 2023
Bulletin 124, September 2020 The new issue of ERCOFTAC Bulletin has been released ! Table of contents is available here2 Nov 2020
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