The European Turbomachinery Society (EUROTURBO) officially supports the second edition of the Summer School on Advanced Research in Turbomachinery (ART 2018) that will be held in Florence from July 2nd to July 6th, 2018. As for the first edition, the purpose of ART 2018 is to provide participants with an overview of advanced topics related to turbomachinery engineering.
The Summer school is organized by the Department of Industrial Engineering (DIEF) of the University of Florence, which has a long and recognized experience in the main disciplines related to applied research on turbomachinery such as aerodynamics, turbulence, heat transfer, acoustics, two-phase flows and combustion. Applications to gas turbines, wind turbines, steam turbines, pumps and compressors and their components will be addressed in the different lectures.
Professors and researchers from DIEF will be the instructors of the Summer School. Each talk will be composed by a brief overview of the background, quickly moving to show cutting edge aspects of the described topics. Keynote lectures held by international experts from both academia and industry will also be offered. A keynote speech by Prof. Tony Arts (EUROTURBO member, von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics) on the "status and perspectives in gas turbine aero-thermal investigations" will open the summer school, followed by speeches by Prof. Raad Issa (Imperial College of London) and Dr Laurent Y. M. Gicquel (CERFACS).
The School is aimed at providing engineering professionals and young researchers with an overview on both the most relevant issues in turbomachinery research and the current trends in turbomachinery design and analysis. For each topic, the current state of the art is presented from a theoretical and a technical point of view. Concrete examples of applied research are presented, with special focus on the latest developments and breakthrough technologies.
ART 2018 is mainly directed to PhD students, post-doctoral researchers and personnel from industry. It can be also considered of interest to anyone, working in the turbomachinery field, interested in improving her/his knowledge. To facilitate the attendance, the School will be organized with both plenary and parallel sessions. Certificate of attendance will be released to all participants, while official ECTS will be released to PhD students only.
It is worth mentioning that the Summer School will also give a unique opportunity to create networks among PhD students and other turbomachinery professionals, thanks to side social events organized during the week within the amazing landscape of the Historic Centre of Florence (UNESCO World Heritage).