von Karman Institute Lecture Series and Events

Radial Compressor Design and Optimization

Monday 06 February 2023 - Friday 10 February 2023

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 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. T. Verstraete.

Location

On-site

von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics

Waterloosesteenweg 72

B-1640 Sint-Genesius-Rode (near Brussels)

Programme

Monday 6 February 2023

09:00-10:30 Introduction and overall performance
Prof. René van den Braembussche, von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-12:15 Flow equations operating conditions
Prof. René van den Braembussche

10:45-12:15 Flow equations operating conditions
Prof. René van den Braembussche

12:15-13:45 Break

13:45-15:15 IGV and compressor inlet
Prof. René van den Braembussche

15:15-15:45 Break

15:45-17:15 Impeller flow
Prof. René van den Braembussche

Tuesday 7 February 2023

09:00-10:30 Impeller performance prediction
Prof. René van den Braembussche

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-12:15 Vaneless diffusers
Prof. René van den Braembussche

12:15-13:45 Break

13:45-15:15 Vaned diffusers
Prof. René van den Braembussche

15:15-15:45 Break

15:45-17:15 Volutes
Prof. René van den Braembussche

Wednesday 8 February 2023

09:00-10:30 Volutes
Prof. René van den Braembussche

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-12:15 Impeller response
Prof. René van den Braembussche

12:15-13:45 Break

13:45-15:15 Introduction to optimization methods part I
Prof. Tom Verstraete

15:15-15:45 Break

15:45-17:15 Introduction to optimization methods part II
Prof. Tom Verstraete

Thursday 9 February 2023

09:00-10:30 Impeller response and rotating stall
Prof. René van den Braembussche

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-12:15 Surge and stall
Prof. René van den Braembussche

12:15-13:45 Break

13:45-15:15 Gradient free optimization of radial compressors
Prof. Tom Verstraete

15:15-15:45 Break

15:45-17:15 Gradient based optimization of radial compressors
Prof. Tom Verstraete

Friday 10 February 2023

09:00-10:30 Surge and stall
Prof. René van den Braembussche

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-12:15 Stability and range
Prof. René van den Braembussche

12:15-13:45 Break

13:45-15:15 Stability and range
Prof. René van den Braembussche

15:15 End of 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

Deadline Early Bird Registration: 30 September 2022

Deadline to register: 27 January 2023

Price for citizens of NATO countries

  Early registration Late registration
Undergraduate students 221 245
PhD students  605 672
Staff from recognized universities / research center 958 1064
Staff from commercial organizations 1210 1344

Price for citizens of other countries

  Early registration Late registration
Undergraduate students 315 350
PhD students  864 960
Staff from recognized universities / research center 1368 1520
Staff from commercial organizations 1728 1920

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%

Location : von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Waterloosesteenweg 72, B-1640 Sint-Genesius-Rode