NICFD 2020 will bring together researchers and scientists from various application areas who are pioneering theoretical, numerical and experimental advancements in the fluid dynamics of compressible reactive and non-reactive flows of fluids for which the ideal gas law does not apply. 

The growing interest towards NICFD in the last decade, essentially motivated by its advanced applications in the field of propulsion and power, has determined an impulse in research, and the purpose of this conference is to promote the exchange of information among the quite diverse community, whose interests span from the fundamentals to the industrial applications.

NICFD2020 in a nutshell


3nd International Seminar on Non-Ideal Compressible-Fluid Dynamics for Propulsion & Power


October 29th-30st, 2020


Delft, The Netherlands

Official language


Organizing committee

Dr. Matteo Pini – Delft University of Technology, Conference Chair

Dr. Carlo De Servi – Flemish Institute for Technological Research, Co-Chair & Thematic Workshop Chair

Dr. Andrea Spinelli – Politecnico di Milano, Co-Chair & Thematic Workshop Chair

Prof. Francesca di Mare, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Co-Chair & Review Chair

Prof. Alberto Guardone -  Politecnico di Milano, Founding Chair


Key themes include the following areas:

  • Experiments
  • Fundamentals
  • Numerical methods
  • Optimisation and UQ
  • Critical and supercritical flows
  • Turbulence and mixing
  • Multi-component fluid flows
  • Applications in ORC power systems
  • Applications in scCO2 power systems
  • Steam turbines
  • Criogenic flows
  • Condensing flows in nozzles
  • Cavitating flows
  • Super/Transcritical fluids in space propulsion

Submissions outside these areas that may be of interest to the Conference’s audience are welcomed.

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