On November 26th, 2019, the Aerospace Engineering Faculty hosted the Annual Workshop on Advances in Turbomachinery. Organized by Assoc. Prof. Beni Cukurel, these training activities were geared towards creating a platform for world’s leading minds in the field of turbomachinery to come and share their knowledge with students, members of academia and industry. This year, the workshop focused on advances in detonation-based engines and relevant unsteady turbomachinery flows.
The distinguished guest lecturers were Prof. Guillermo Paniagua from Purdue University, Dr. Bayındır Saracoğlu from VKI and Dr. John Clark from AFRL, who gave talks on the topics of detonation-based cycles, detonation modeling and high-work turbine designs, respectively.
The workshop was attended by members from branches of MAFAT, Israeli Air Force, Bet Shemesh Engines, Rafael, Israel Aerospace Industries and Technion. Total registration included over 50 participants and significant positive feedback was received from all those who attended the sessions.
The activities of the workshop were followed by the 18th Israeli Symposium on Jet Engines and Gas Turbines, which was held on November 28th, 2019. For the first time, the scope of this year’s conference was extended beyond lectures given by invited guests and registered contributors to include a student poster session that exposed attendees to gas turbine relevant graduate level research conducted at theTechnion. Moreover, industry representatives had a chance to present their products in the form of a technical exposition, and a guided tour to the renewed Turbomachinery and Heat Transfer Laboratory facilities was hosted by the lab staff.
Eleven companies participated in the exposition session and over twenty scientific and engineering papers were presented during the symposium, which was attended by more than two hundred academia, industry and military members.
See additional photos from the symposium, the exposition and the laboratory tour.