F28 - Flow control in Turbomachinery

Organizers: C. Bernardini & R. Sondergaard

Chiara Bernardini is currently Research Scientist at the Notre Dame Turbomachinery Laboratory and has a concurrent appointment as Research Assistant Professor at the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame. Her field of research is experimental Turbomachinery aerodynamics that she is carrying out at NDTL since 2015. Prior to this, her research focused on experimental flow control during her post-doc at The Ohio State University since 2011. Dr. Bernardini obtained her PhD at the University of Florence in 2010 working on unsteady CFD for turbomachinery.

Rolf Sondergaard is a Senior Research Engineer and Chief of the Turbomachinery Branch or the Turbine Engine Division, Aerospace Systems Directorate, U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory. Dr. Sondergaard received his B.S. from the California Institute of Technology in Engineering and Applied Science in 1987 and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Stanford University in Aeronautical Engineering in 1989 and 1995 respectively. He joined the Air Force Research Laboratory 1992 and has conducted extensive research related to the aerothermodynamics of turbomachinery and has authored over 70 technical papers on the subject.


This forum is devoted to all aspects of flow control technology with special emphasis on new developments and applications that serve for instance to increase efficiency and permissible operating ragne, improve designs, and reduce noise, vibrations and environmental costs. Theoretical, experimental and computational articles are welcome.
The field of application can be any type of rotating machinery with incompressible or compressible flow like compressors, pumps, fans, gas turbines, hydraulic turbines and wind turbines. Topics might be related to aerospace engineering, aerodynamics, propulsion, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, hydraulics, multiphase flow, acoustics, vibrations, fluid structure interaction, wind engineering, safety management technology, turbulence, separated flows, boundary layers, wakes, and so on.

Non-exhaustive list of suggested Topics:

- Aerospace engineering

- Aerodynamics

- Propulsion

- Fluid mechanics, heat transfer, hydraulics

- Multiphase flow

- Acoustics, vibrations, fluid structure interaction

- Wind engineering

- Safety management technology

- Turbulence, separated flows, boundary layers, wakes