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Proceedings of the 3rd International Seminar on Non-Ideal Compressible Fluid Dynamics for Propulsion and Power

NICFD 2020

  • Matteo Pini
  • Carlo De Servi
  • Andrea Spinelli
  • Francesca di Mare
  • Alberto Guardone


  • Selected papers from the 3rd NICFD conference

  • Presents theoretical, computational and experimental aspects

  • Gas-dynamics and flows

Conference proceedings NICFD 2020

Part of the ERCOFTAC Series book series (ERCO, volume 28)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Fundamentals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Stephen D. Winn, Emile Touber
      Pages 12-19
    3. Nitish B. Chandrasekaran, Bertrand Mercier, Piero Colonna
      Pages 20-25
    4. Camilla C. Conti, Andrea Spinelli, Alberto Guardone
      Pages 26-35
    5. Francesco Tosto, Andrea Giuffre’, Piero Colonna, Matteo Pini
      Pages 36-43
  3. Supercritical Combustion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Stefan Fechter, Tim Horchler, Sebastian Karl, Klaus Hannemann
      Pages 47-56
    3. Federico Lo Presti, Pascal Post, Francesca di Mare, Jeroen van Oijen
      Pages 57-68
  4. Numerical Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Alexis Giauque, Aurélien Vadrot, Paolo Errante, Christophe Corre
      Pages 71-77
    3. Nassim Razaaly, Giacomo Persico, Pietro Marco Congedo
      Pages 78-86
    4. Renan Emre Karaefe, Pascal Post, Marwick Sembritzky, Andreas Schramm, Francesca di Mare, Matthias Kunick et al.
      Pages 87-99
  5. Rigs and Components

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Giuseppe Petruccelli, Antti Uusitalo, Aki Grönman, Teemu Turunen-Saaresti, Marta Zocca
      Pages 103-113
    3. Antti Uusitalo, Marta Zocca, Teemu Turunen-Saaresti
      Pages 114-122
    4. John J. Otter, David Baumgärtner, Andrew P. S. Wheeler
      Pages 123-131
  6. Experiments and Measurement Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Felix Reinker, Stefan aus der Wiesche
      Pages 135-143

About these proceedings


This book contains a collection of the main contributions from the third edition of the NICFD conference, organized by the Special Interest Group on Non-Ideal Compressible Fluid Dynamics (SIG-49). It provides insight on the latest research findings in the field of NICFD that are relevant to a number of engineering applications related to the conversion of renewable and waste energy sources, like organic Rankine cycles, supercritical CO2 cycle power plants, combustors operating with supercritical fluids, and heat pumps. The various chapters of the book document research encompassing theoretical, computational, and experimental aspects of the gas dynamics of non-ideal reactive and non-reactive flows and their impact for the design of internal flow components (turbomachinery, heat exchangers, combustors). Since the accurate calculation of fluid thermo-physical properties is of great concern in NICFD, all the chapters address this problem by describing state-of-the-art models for the characterization of the properties of pure fluids and mixtures.


Non-Ideal Compressible Fluid Dynamics Numerical Methods Gas Dynamics Experiments Rocket Engines Supercritical Fluids Supercritical Processes Organic Rankine Cycles Non Equilibrium Condensation Large Eddy Simulation Direct Numerical Simulation Turbomachines

Editors and affiliations

  • Matteo Pini
    • 1
  • Carlo De Servi
    • 2
  • Andrea Spinelli
    • 3
  • Francesca di Mare
    • 4
  • Alberto Guardone
    • 5
  1. 1.Propulsion and PowerDelft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands
  2. 2.TES GroupVITOMolBelgium
  3. 3.Dipartimento di EnergiaPolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly
  4. 4.Institute of Energy TechnologyRuhr-Universität BochumBochumGermany
  5. 5.Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie AerospazialiPolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Proceedings of the 3rd International Seminar on Non-Ideal Compressible Fluid Dynamics for Propulsion and Power
  • Book Subtitle NICFD 2020
  • Editors Matteo Pini
    Carlo De Servi
    Andrea Spinelli
    Francesca di Mare
    Alberto Guardone
  • Series Title ERCOFTAC Series
  • Series Abbreviated Title ERCOFTAC Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-69305-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-69308-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-69306-0
  • Series ISSN 1382-4309
  • Series E-ISSN 2215-1826
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 180
  • Number of Illustrations 31 b/w illustrations, 80 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Engineering Fluid Dynamics
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