News from the IOB

Participation in the 40th International Heat Transfer Conference in Assisi

Bet­ween June 26 and 28, 2023, the 40th Inter­na­tio­nal Heat Trans­fer Con­fe­rence took place in the birth­place of St. Fran­cis of Assi­si. It was orga­nis­ed by col­le­agues from the near­by Uni­ver­si­ty of Peru­gia (Uni­ver­si­tà degli Stu­di di Peru­gia). The IOB was repre­sen­ted by Fran­zis­ka Ott, Jus­tin Hauch and Eileen Trampe.

The con­fe­rence offe­red a wide-ran­ging pro­gram on heat trans­fer, which was high­ligh­ted in three key­note lec­tures, 75 tech­ni­cal pre­sen­ta­ti­ons and a pos­ter ses­si­on. Empha­sis was pla­ced on the nume­ri­cal solu­ti­on of flu­id dyna­mic pro­blems, heat and mass trans­fer for sus­tainable ener­gy sys­tems and the pre­sen­ta­ti­on of expe­ri­men­tal tech­ni­ques for the inves­ti­ga­ti­on of heat and mass trans­fer. Our col­le­agues pre­sen­ted the cur­rent sta­te of their rese­arch in the fol­lo­wing lectures:

  • Inves­ti­ga­ti­on of a ther­mo­me­cha­ni­cal impro­ved tan­gen­ti­al fan geometry.
    J Hauch, K Reich, D Büsch­ge­ns, H Pfeifer
  • Nume­ri­cal and expe­ri­men­tal stu­dy to exami­ne methods to increase the con­vec­tion­al heat trans­fer of recup­er­a­tor tubes.
    E Tram­pe, J Hauch, D Büsch­ge­ns, H Pfeifer
  • Nume­ri­cal inves­ti­ga­ti­on of radia­ti­ve trans­fer during oxy­fuel com­bus­ti­on of hydro­gen and hydro­gen enri­ched natu­ral gas in the con­tai­ner glass industry.
    F Ott, J Losa­cker, N Schmitz, H Pfeifer

In addi­ti­on to the pro­fes­sio­nal exch­an­ge, two gui­ded tours of the his­to­ric city cent­re were con­duc­ted. Thus, the Basi­li­ca of San Fran­ces­co, the buri­al church of St. Fran­cis of Assi­si, could be mar­vel­led at. In addi­ti­on, the visi­tors were given an exclu­si­ve organ con­cert. The Roc­ca Mag­gio­re cast­le dates back to 1173 and ser­ved as a for­ti­fi­ca­ti­on to defend Assi­si. The­re, the magni­fi­cent view of Assi­si and the sur­roun­ding coun­try­si­de could be admired.

We thank our Ita­li­an col­le­agues for the gre­at orga­ni­sa­ti­on and their hospitality.