Fan 2018, International Conference on  Fan Noise, Aerodynamics, Applications and Systems Fan 2018 logo Fan 2018 - 18-20 April2018, Darmstadt (Germany)

Following on from the great success of the 2012 and 2015 events, we can now announce that the next 3 day conference will be held on 18 to 20 April 2018 in Darmstadt, Germany.

Over the coming months, further information on sponsorship, exhibition, presenting and attending will be released. This information will be added to the website as it becomes available. A call for papers will be available in March 2017.

The 4 institutions CETIAT, CETIM, Universitšt Siegen and Technische Universitšt Darmstadt will be jointly organising the conference and we look forward to welcoming you at the event.

The design of fans has evolved to meet the ever-increasing demands for higher efficiency machines, combined with the requirements for lower noise and high availability. In addition many fans are now being used in safety related applications, such as smoke control in buildings and underground spaces in the event of a fire. Variable speed is now more common, leading to some additional design problems and many existing users are revisiting their plant looking at ways to upgrade the fans. The use of numerical simulation techniques is also becoming an established part of aerodynamic design processes.

This event will be a forum for fan and system designers, manufacturers and operators, with the aim of improving our understanding of fans and their system interaction. The conference Fan 2018 will follow a format with three separate, but complimentary tracks:

1. Fan Application and Systems
Compliance with Legislation & Regulations,
Harmonization of Fan Standards Worldwide,
Operation and Maintenance Considerations,
Motors & Drives,
Specialized Fans for different applications,
Retrofit and Upgrading existing fan installations,
Fan System Effect,
Energy related topics (e.g. air curtain effectiveness),
Case studies (e.g. tunnel ventilation),
Improving Fan Sizing/Selection,
Fan Retrofits and Replacements for Efficiency,
Structural mechanical aspects,
Transient phenomena,
Lessons learnt.
  2. Fan Noise
Aerodynamic fan noise Generation Mechanisms,
Structure-borne noise,
Dynamic forces transmission,
Experimental Methods for characterizing noise sources,
Noise source localization,
Design for Low-Noise Fans,
Noise Prediction by analytical/numerical models,
Optimization of Fan Installation to Reduce Noise,
Psychoacoustics and sound quality.
  3. Fan Aerodynamics
Development of analytical and computational methods,
Validation and verification,
Application of analytical and computational methods for fan analysis, design and optimization,
Physics of aerodynamic losses,
Inverse Design,
Unsteady CFD simulations including LES and hybrid RANS/LES,
Fan Design for improved efficiency,
Impact of Emerging Technology on Fan Design,
Experimental methods in fan analysis and design.

To get additional information on the conference or on the exhibition, or to join the mailing list, you can use the email

CETIAT, CETIM, Universitšt Siegen, Technische Universitšt Darmstadt