Radial Compressor Design and Optimization

Date: Monday 10 February 2020 to Friday 14 February 2020

Location : von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Sint-Genesius-Rode (near Brussels), Belgium
Contact : VKI secretariat, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Phone: +32 2 359 96 04

 
 

Radial Compressor Design and Optimization

This short course is the regular course on radial compressors thought at VKI to the turbomachinery students specializing in compressors in the context of the “Research Master in Fluid Dynamics”. It provides an overview of the present knowledge and flow models and intends to provide a good background for the people interested in the aerodynamic design of radial compressors. This 5 day course is now made available to a limited number of people from outside VKI. Lectures and exercises are given by Prof. R.A. Van den Braembussche and Prof. T. Verstraete.

Programme

Courses start everyday at 8h45 and finish at 17h00 (at 15h on Friday).

  • Applications and achievable efficiency
  • Diabatic flows and influence of gas characteristics
  • Reynolds number effect and scaling
  • Transformation of energy in radial impellers and performance maps
  • Inlet guide vanes and inducer geometry
  • Three dimensional flow in impellers and performance prediction
    Vaneless and vaned diffusers
    • Blade loading
    • Two zone modeling
    • Slip factor
    • Disk friction
    • Secondary flows (mechanisms and control)
  • Inlet volutes
  • Flow and loss mechanisms in outlet volutes
  • Impeller response to outlet distortion
  • Stability and range:How to avoid surge and stall
    • Rotating stall (types and control)
    • Surge (physics, models and control)
    • Active surge control
  • Design and optimization techniques
  • Design exercise using VKI software

 

Eligibility Criteria

The citizens of the following countries are eligible to attend the von Karman Institute Lecture Series:

- EU member countries
- NATO member countries
- NATO's Mediterranean Dialogue (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia)
- Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, United Arab Emirates)
- Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Chile, Colombia, Japan, India, Indonesia, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritania, Mexico, Montenegro, Mozambique, New Zealand, Nigeria, Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand, Uruguay, South-Africa and Vietnam.

VKI reserves the right to request a clearance check with Belgian authorities.

The participants will have to present their ID card (for EU citizens) or passport (for other citizens)  the first day of the lecture series .

Fee & Registration

Register here

Considering the limited number of participants it is highly recommended that the registration form is sent at the latest 15 days before the beginning of the course. A letter of acceptance and additional information will be sent on receipt of the application form.

Courses start everyday at 8h45 and finish at 17h00 (at 15h on Friday).

Lecture Series Fees

Type 1: Citizens of NATO countries funding VKI: Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Luxemburg, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Turkey and the United States
Type 2: Citizens of NATO countries or NATO partner countries not funding VKI
Type 3: Citizens of non-NATO countries

Information for PhD candidates and undergraduate students: To obtain the reduced price, the applicant must provide a recommendation letter from his or her professor; if not, the request will not be taken into consideration.

Discount: -50% for the 3rd & 4th participant from the same company. The discount is applicable on the late registration fee, not on the early bird registration fee.

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