Aims & Scope
The aims of this conference are to advance technological and research opportunities in non-equilibrium gas systems by fostering and increasing cooperation between European and international researchers and by promoting exchange between European universities, non-European universities and industrial companies engaged in this field.
Non-equilibrium gas flows are of great importance that touch almost every industrial field, e.g. fluidic microactuators for active control of aerodynamic flows, vacuum generators for extracting biological samples, mass flow and temperature micro-sensors, pressure gauges, micro gas analysers, micro heat-exchangers for cooling of electronic components or for chemical applications.
In such flows various non-equilibrium transport phenomena appear, while the role played by the interaction between the gas and the solid device surface as well as between the gas particles becomes essential. The proposed boundary condition models often require empirical adjustments strongly dependent on the (micro) manufacturing technique, while novel intermolecular collision models are subject to validation based on realistic potentials obtained by experimental work.
In this field there are still many issues to be resolved in order to advance technological achievements and design optimization. Through this conference it is hoped to improve the quality of research and technical activities and to stimulate exchanges between researchers and industry end-users in the field of non-equilibrium gas flows and their applications.
The conference topics include, but are not limited to:
- Rarefied flows and heat transfer
- Micro and nano scale flows, heat transfer and devices
- Vacuum gas dynamics and metrology
- Aerothermodynamics of high speed flows
- Gas-surface interactions
- Gas separation and mixing
- Evaporation, condensation and adsorption
- Processes, equipment and systems in non-equilibrium conditions
In each of these fields, new developments will be presented, concerning:
- Modelling and simulation tools
- Materials and manufacturing techniques
- Experimental techniques and measurements