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Support to 7th European Conference on Turbomachinery - Fluid Dynamics and Thermodynamics, Athens, March 2007

European Union
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Geo-spatial type
Network corridors
Total project cost
€20 000
EU Contribution
€20 000
Project Acronym
STRIA Roadmaps
Transport mode
Airborne icon
Transport policies
Transport sectors
Passenger transport,
Freight transport


Call for proposal
Link to CORDIS
Background & Policy context

Following the successful first six conferences on Turbomachinery in Erlangen (Germany), 1995, in Antwerp (Belgium), 1997, in London (Great Britain), 1999, in Firenze (Italy), 2001, in Prague (Czech Republic), 2003 and in Lille (France), 2005, the ETC Committee has unanimously decided to hold the another conference in 2007 in Athens (Greece) following therewith the invitation of co-operating bodies in Greece.


The Conference was of primary interest to researchers, design engineers and users of Turbo-machinery components. The Conference was intended to be a primary event for technology transfer across Europe in this field through the presentation of latest developments and best practice.

The conference was also seen as an integrating element between the Western and Eastern European countries and as an additional mean to foster collaboration in turbo-machinery research at a European level. Finally this conference was seen as an ideal forum to relate the results of research projects funded by the European Commission and benefits therefore also from the support by the Commission.


The EUROTURBO7 project was a support action to the Seventh European Conference on Turbo-machinery - Fluid Dynamics and Thermodynamics, Athens, March 2007. The conference venue was established at the Athens Park Hotel in a central location in Athens, allowing the participants to be quite close to their accommodation (the Athens Park Hotel and nearby hotels with varying prices). The conference rooms were all equipped with microphones, loudspeakers, overhead projectors, LCD projectors and laptops.

Four invited lectures were planned, one at the beginning of each day. According to the number of papers that were finally selected and to the ETC policy, the conference was divided in two parallel sessions. Only on Thursday afternoon, an additional session was organised, in order to accommodate the total number of selected papers.

Each session was chaired by a 'session chairman' chosen among the ETC committee members and some of the 'review organisers' of the conference, trying to involve, whenever possible, representatives from the European turbo-machinery industry.

Two exhibitors (software houses) presented their products during the conference meeting hours, namely Numeca and ANSYS.


Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Institution Name
European Commission
Type of funding
Public (EU)


During the conference, two special meetings were organised for the European Turbo-machinery Committee members, in order to discuss the evaluation of the conference, the venue of the next conference, as well as other matters concerning the European Turbo-machinery Committee's present and future activities.

The number of participants that paid the corresponding fee was 208. The amount of participants such as students mainly from Greece or organising committee member organisations who fulfilled the requirements set by the ETC Committee, that paid no fee was 20. The total amount of participants was 228.

Each participant received:

  • the final programme with all sessions, paper titles and author's affiliation;
  • the conference proceedings (hard copy);
  • a CD Rom with all conference papers;
  • a questionnaire concerning the conference.


Lead Organisation
National Technical University Of Athens
Heroon Polytechniou 9 (polytechnic campus), 15780 ZOGRAFOS, Greece
Organisation website
Partner Organisations
Von Karman Institute
Waterloosesteenweg 72, SINT-GENESIUS-RODE, Belgium
Organisation website


Technology Theme
Aircraft propulsion
Optimum turbofan engine design
Development phase

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