Workshop Rotating Flow

Workshop on Rotating Flows 18 September 2017 at TU Darmstadt.

Rotating flows are fascinating due to the richness of involved physical phenomena. These are caused by some-times surprising interactions of forces and the kinematics of vortices. Understanding these phenomena is key to design turbomachines and many other devices for the oil and gas industry, power plants, process engineering as well as medical engineering. To further expand this understanding, generic experiments and simulations are conducted by researchers. The workshop follows the tradition of “The First Madingley Workshop” in Cambridge (UK) 2014 and aims to create an open space for discussions about experimental techniques, simulations and analytical approaches.

Your Sincerly
Peter Pelz


Contributions under the general heading of rotating flows are particularly encouraged. These topics are, but not limited,

  • rotating boundary layers,
  • flows in rotating machines,
  • the successful integration of the distinct disciplines (experimental, analytical and high performance calculation).

The workshop servers to enable informal discussion and networking regarding rotating flows.


One-page abstracts can be submitted by email until 30 June 2017. Speakers are asked to prepare a 20 minute talk, followed by a 10 minute discussion. The number of participants is limited to 25. Lunch and dinner are included and no workshop fees will be charged.


Workshop starts on Monday 18 September 8:30 am and ends by 9:00 pm.

There will be a social event on Sunday 17 September from 02:00 pm until evening.

Official flyer and program for the workshop can be found here. There will be no parallel session.

Social event

We invite you to a trip to „Rheingau“, famous for its delicious white wine. After a walk through the beautiful landscape, we will have a dinner in the vineyard. The trip starts at midday on Sunday, 17 September. Please let us know if you would like to participate in this social event.


The workshop takes place at

Technische Universität Darmstadt
Chair of Fluid Systems
Otto-Bernd-Straße 2
64287 Darmstadt
building L1|01
room K466 on the fourth floor

It takes 30-45 minutes from Frankfurt airport by bus (timetable) or taxi to Darmstadt city. Take the “K” bus (timetable) to “TU-Lichtwiese/Mensa”. Leave the “K” bus at the final destination and follow the instruction below to find building L1|01 room K466.



Rooms are reserved with special offers.

Welcome Hotel (City center)

Hotel „Bockshaut“ (City center)

Hotel „Waldesruh“ (Surroundings)


Not on the photo: Kentaro Kato, Rebecca Lingwood and Sebastian Merbold.
Not on the photo: Kentaro Kato, Rebecca Lingwood and Sebastian Merbold.

P. F. Pelz (TU Darmstadt, Germany)

P. H. Alfredsson (Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden)

K. Kato (Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden)

S. J. Garrett (University of Leicester, UK)

A. Segalini (Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden)

F.-J. Cloos (TU Darmstadt, Germany)

P. Taubert (TU Darmstadt, Germany)

M. Kuhr (TU Darmstadt, Germany)

P. Brockmann (Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany)

S. Merbold (BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg , Germany)


Professor Peter F. Pelz

Ferdinand-J. Cloos