Technical Programme

List of communications listed by sessions

The detailed list of papers sorted by sessions is available.


Programme at a glanceThe overall time schedule is available. It presents the main events of the conference, the time of technical sessions, keynote lectures, exhibition and panel sessions. Some changes can occur until 16th March.

Exhibition Time

The exhibition will provide participants with the opportunity to speak with major suppliers of products and services to the fan industry. Exhibitors will each give a 5 minutes presentation of capability to assist participant identify those of most relevance to their business.

Associated Event: Inverse Design of Fans Workshop

In conjunction with FAN 2018 Conference, ADT’s 1-Day Inverse Design of Fans Workshop will be held on Tuesday 17th April at the Darmstadtium in Darmstadt, Germany. The event will bring together engineers and designers interested in the unique capabilities of 3D Inverse Design technology applied to the design and optimization of axial, mixed-flow and centrifugal fans. The Workshop will be a unique opportunity to learn about cutting-edge TURBOdesign solutions from ADT specialists, and gain an in-depth understanding of the latest features in the software.

Programme and registration

Keynote Lectures

  • Turbomachinery - Past and Future of CFD Simulations
    Dr.-Ing. Georg Scheuerer (Germany)
  • Standards and Regulation
    Tony Breen (UK)
  • Gotthard Tunnel Ventilation System Design
    Christoph Brander (Switzerland)

Panel session

Panel Sessions will form an important part of the conference. The panellists and audience will debate the impact these very different subjects will have on the wider fan community. Three slots of 45 minutes are dedicated to these topics:

  • Energy Efficiency Regulation throughout the world
    Chair: Marc Stevens
  • Market Surveillance
    Chair: Peter Pelz & Alain Guédel
  • Performance Validation Tools
    Chair: Geoff Sheard (AGS Consulting)