We have the pleasure to invite you to participate in the 13th International Symposium SYMKOM 2018 IMP2 that follows the tradition of meetings of people who conduct scientific research and development activities in the field of turbomachinery: turbines, compressors and pumps, as well as in the areas of modern power engineering technologies, energy storage, wind energy and flow modeling. The symposium is organized by two scientific centres: Institute of Turbomachinery, Lodz University of Technology and Szewalski Institute of Fluid-Flow Machinery, Polish Academy of Sciences in Gdańsk.
The symposium programme includes plenary sessions introduced by keynote speeches delivered by distinguished specialists recognized in various fields of fluid mechanics and representing the world of science and industry. A special session will be devoted to PhD students with a competition for the best presentation delivered by a young researcher. Moreover, an exchange of ideas among users, manufacturers and researchers will be possible within a separate panel session.
Researchers wishing to extend their skills in communicating science and conference presentations can benefit from a special workshop conducted by Olle Bergman, a communication specialist.
The selected symposium contributions will be published in two scientific journals indexed in SCOPUS: "Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering" (Open Access) and "Open Engineering" (Open Access). All abstracts and papers not accepted by the above mentioned journals will be published in symposium proceedings.
For the symposium venue, we have chosen the TUL Sports and Education Centre "Sports Bay". This unique, newly built site combines multi-activity sports and recreation centre and conference space. Within the assorted agenda of social events, this year you will visit the Centre for Science and Technology in the former EC1 Lodz Power Plant Complex. The revitalised and expanded EC1 combines architectural trends from 20th century and post-industrial features.
We look forward to seeing you in Lodz.
The scope of SYMKOM 2018 IMP2 covers the following topics:
Szewalski Institute of Fluid-Flow Machinery,
Polish Academy of Sciences, Gdańsk, Poland
Professor Jan Kiciński is the Head of the Distributed Energy Department and the Director of the Institute of Fluid-Flow Machinery, Polish Academy of Sciences in Gdańsk. Prof. Kiciński has been involved - for many years - in modelling of dynamic effects occurring in complex systems of the type: rotor-bearings-foundation as well as in modelling of slide bearings properties. He is also dealing with the renewable energy and dispersed cogeneration, especially micro turbines and small power plants supplied by RES (Renewable Energy Sources).
Title of the invited lecture: "Quo vadis power engineering? A slow transition from centralised power generation to distributed power generation and what about Poland"
Norwegian University of Science and Technology,
Jan Tommy Gravdahl is professor at the Department of Engineering Cybernetics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology. His research interests include mathematical modeling and nonlinear control in general, in particular applied to turbomachinery, marine vehicles, spacecraft, robots, and high-precision mechatronic systems.
Title of the invited lecture: "Active control of surge in compressors"
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland
Professor Andrew Heyes is the Head of Mechanical Engineering & Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. His main research interest is experimental thermofluids. Prof. Heyes is a graduate of the University of Manchester, where he received a Ph.D. for research concerning the development/application of optical methods for high speed aerodynamics.
Title of the invited lecture: "Sensors for temperature and heat transfer measurement in extreme (high temperature) environments"
Concepts NREC, White River Junction, USA
Dr. David Japikse is the CEO and Founder of Concepts NREC, the world’s leading full-service turbomachinery software, design, and development organization. Dr. Japikse received his B.Sc. in Engineering from Case Institute of Technology, his M.Sc. and Ph.D. Degrees in Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University and conducted post-doctoral research as a Fulbright Scholar/NSF Fellow at Technische Hochschule in Aachen, Germany. He has received extensive recognition for his work in the design of pumps, compressors, and turbines, as well as the development of design tools.
Title of the invited lecture: "Advances and Breakthroughs in Diffusers for Compressors and Pumps: A short history of diffusers for centrifugal machines"
Arts et Métiers ParisTech, Paris, France
Fawaz Massouh is a Doctor of Science who graduated in 1984 from the University of Paris 6. As responsible during the last 25 years for the wind tunnel at Arts et Metiers Paristech, he has developed many research programs in external aerodynamics and mainly in the field of wind turbines.
Title of the invited lecture: "Investigation of wind turbine wake and vortex development"
Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Heinrich Schima is an associate professor at the Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Medical University of Vienna. His main interests are the Biomechanics of the Cardiovascular System and the Circulatory Support, where he works both in Research and Clinical Application. He leads a Working Group on Cardiovascular Dynamics and Artificial Organs, which includes both scientists and clinical engineers for interdisciplinary and translational research. Prof. Schima was President of the International Society for Rotary Blood Pumps (ISRBP) and the European Society for Artificial Organs (ESAO). He is currently Councellor of the European Alliance for Medical and Biomedical Engineering Sciences (EAMBES).
Title of the invited lecture: "Special aspects of blood trauma in medical rotary pumps and the consequences for pump optimization"
Von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics,
Tom Verstraete is an associate professor at the von Karman Institute and a visiting professor at the university of Ghent. He has over 14 years of experience in the design of various turbomachinery components, ranging from axial/mixed/radial compressors/turbines, internal cooling channels to space propulsion inducers, nuclear pumps, and steam turbines diffusers. He has authored or co-authored over 100 journal papers, conference papers and contributions to books. His research interests comprise multidisciplinary shape optimization, conjugate heat transfer and micro gas turbines.
Title of the invited lecture: "Towards gradient-based multidisciplinary optimization of turbomachinery"
Researchers wishing to extend their skills in communicating science and conference presentations can benefit from special workshop conducted by Olle Bergman, a communication specialist. These are extra activities to accompany the main programme of the symposium. Further details will be provided soon.
I regularly speak to groups at companies, universities and conferences on a variety of communication topics. As a knowledge worker, I get energized by the force field between the traditional and the brand-new. Or to quote the Swedish poet Gunnar Ekelöf: “The established is good. / The opposition against the established is good.”
Below please find some more information:
The selected symposium contributions will be published in two scientific journals:
DIVISION OF DYNAMICS OF LODZ UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY (Open Access)
Lodz University of Technology
Sports and Education Centre
Address: 10 Politechniki Avenue, 93-590 Lodz
Please find a list of hotels recommended by the symposium organizers. You should be offered a special discount rate if you quote: "SYMKOM 2018"
while booking room.
|Registration before August 31, 2018|
|Regular||380 EUR||1600 PLN|
|PhD Student||275 EUR||1150 PLN|
|Registration after September 1, 2018|
|Regular||430 EUR||1800 PLN|
|PhD Student||325 EUR||1350 PLN|
The registration fee covers:
|30 EUR||125 PLN|
The registration fee should be paid to:
Bank PEKAO S.A. II/O, Lodz
Account No.: PL 36 1240 3028 1111 0010 3741 7984
with the annotation "SYMKOM 2018"
219/223 Wolczanska Str., 90-924 LODZ, POLAND
Tel: +48 42 631 23 64; Fax: +48 42 631 24 78
NIP/VAT/TAX number: PL 7270021895