Prof. Dr.-Ing. Friedrich-Karl Benra studied mechanical engineering from 1974 to 1979. He achieved his doctoral degree in 1986. Before he joint the Chair of Turbo-Machinery as full professor he was working as a group leader R&D for compressors at Mannesmann Demag AG and as head of department for fluid technology at Pleiger GmbH & Co KG. Friedrich-Karl Benra is head of Chair of Turbo-Machinery at University of Duisburg-Essen and researching on aerodynamics and thermodynamics of turbo machines since more than 30 years. He is doing basic research funded by DFG (German Research Foundation) as well as applied research in cooperation with the turbomachinery industry, e.g. Siemens AG or MAN Diesel & Turbo SE. He authored more than 150 peer reviewed contributions to scientific high ranked conferences (e.g. ASME IGTI; FEDSM, ISROMAC; ETC) and journals.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dieter Brillert is professor in the field of turbomachinery with a history in turbomachines on the research, development & design, service and sales. In his recent job within Siemens he was focused on project management of a Sales team for Combined Cycle Power Plants (Gas and Steam Turbines) in the region Asia. Previously he was responsible for the rotor design of the Siemens Gas Turbine, the world's largest Gas turbine and highest efficiency achieved so far, tested in Irsching, Germany in 2010. Recently (01/2014), he joined the Chair of Turbo-Machinery at the University where he becomes the successor of the institute head Prof. Dr.-Ing. Friedrich-Karl Benra.
Understanding multi-phase flow is a key issue for the design of contemporary and next generation turbomachines.
Thus, this topic has an outstanding meaning for the turbomachinery community. The forum multi-phase flow in turbomachines being a part
of the ISROMAC 17 will give researches and engineers the opportunity to present and discuss their methods and results. Depending on
the number of abstracts the forum will be divided in sessions for thermal and hydraulic turbomachinery in a first step. More in detail
sessions will be organized with intent to bring together topics related to a specific type of turbomachinery, e.g. compressor or
general research applicable to most types. Topics might be spray formation, spray break-up and droplet evaporation for wet compression
and combustion chambers; liquid films and liquid film separation; solid - liquid flows like pumps for solid transport; numerical and
experimental methods. Special issues dealing with gas-liquid, gas-solid, liquid-solid flows related to turbomachinery applications not
mentioned above are welcome as well. This forum will give the opportunity to present and discuss latest research activities. Papers
might address new experimental or numerical methods as well as the application of well known methods. Abstracts should point out to
which type of turbomachinery the investigations are dedicated to, what investigation methodology has been used and what the aim of
the research is.
- spray formation, spray break-up and droplet evaporation for wet compression
and combustion chambers
- liquid films and liquid film separation
- solid - liquid flows like pumps for solid transport
- numerical and experimental methods
- Special issues dealing with gas-liquid, gas-solid, liquid-solid flows
related to turbomachinery applications