von Karman Institute Lecture Series and Events

Compact heat exchanger in additive manufacturing

Monday 26 April 2021 - Wednesday 28 April 2021


This Online lecture series is part of the Nathena project which has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 785520.

The LS would be dedicated to the better understanding of compact heat exchanger design when additive manufacturing is involved. The LS would start with a general introduction about compact heat exchangers, then move to a presentation of the different additive manufacturing techniques together with the optimization of the manufacturing for heat exchangers. The second day would go in more details about numerical tools used for design (like CFD, shape optimization, fluid structure interaction), but also talk about experimental characterization techniques. Finally, the third day would focus on the characterization of the roughness induced by such manufacturing method.

The Director of this lecture series is Professor Delphine Laboureur of the von Karman Institute.


In any case, the lecture series are foreseen ONLINE. If the COVID situation improves, we will organize the lecture series on site.


Monday 26 April 2021

08:30 - 09:00 Registration

09:00 - 09-15 Welcome Address

09:15 - 10:45 Introduction to compact heat exchangers
C. Weber, Greth, France (to be confirmed)

10:45 - 11:15 Coffee Break

11:15 -12:30 Compact heat exchangers design practices:
C. Weber, Greth, France (to be confirmed)

12:30 -14:00 Lunch

14:00 -15:30 Additive manufacturing techniques :
A. Sakly, AddUp , France

15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break

16:00 - 17:30 Thermal Impact and Optimization of Additive Manufacturing Roughness
C. Stimpson, Honneywell, USA

17:30  -19:00 Reception /  e-Apero

19:00 End of the Day

Tuesday 27 April 2021

09:00 - 10:30 CFD for heat exchanger design
D. Serret, Themisth, France

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:30 FIV in heat exchangers
S. Etienne, Polytechnique Montréal, Canada

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 15:30 Shape optimization applied to CHX
(speaker to be confirmed)

15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break

16:00 - 17:30 Experimental characterization of heat exchangers
D. Laboureur, von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Belgium

17:30 End of the Day

Wednesday 28 April 2021

09:00 - 10:30 Additive manufactured roughness modeling
V. Moureau, CORIA, France

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30 Measurement and characterisation of additive manufactured surface texture
A Thompson, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch

13:30 -15:00 Q&A session and discussion in different panels

15:00 End of the Lecture Series

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 and Registration

Early bird registration fee (until February 28, 2021 included)

Price for 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

  Early registration Late registration
Undergraduate students 141.75 157.5
PhD students  378 420
Staff from recognized universities / research center 756 840
Staff from commercial organizations 1890 2100


Price for citizens of other countries

  Early registration Late registration
Undergraduate students 202.5 225
PhD students  540 600
Staff from recognized universities / research center 1080 1200
Staff from commercial organizations 2700 3000

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.




Special reduction

Rebates can be given for group subscriptions along the following scheme :

- 5 persons of the same organization -2%
- 10 persons of the same organization -5%
- 20 persons of the same organization -10%

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