Call for Papers: International Conference on Fan Noise, Aerodynamics, Applications & Systems

Call for Papers: International Conference on Fan Noise, Aerodynamics, Applications & Systems

Following on from the highly successful FAN 2012 and 2015 conferences we are delighted to announce the next in the series, FAN 2018. One of only a few truly international technical forums for the Fan Industry, the former event attracted 300 attendees from 30 countries. Feedback states these events are unique in providing the opportunity to network with companies and academic institutions from across the globe. We anticipate 2018 being even bigger and better.  FAN 2018 includes 3 days of technical presentations (Fan applications & Systems, Fan Aerodynamics, Fan Noise), keynotes, an exhibition, social networking events and panel sessions.

  • 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 (vibration, fatigue and flutter, preventive maintenance, condition monitoring)
  • Transient phenomena
  • Lessons learnt
  • Scaling methods
  • Market surveillance
  • 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
  • Psycho-acoustics
  • 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


If you work in this field and think others may be interested in your way of working or the technology being developed, why not share your knowledge and expertise by producing and presenting a paper? The first step is to produce an abstract for your proposed paper.  If your subject of interest is not listed above don't hesitate to submit your abstract.  Abstracts of between 300 to 400 words in English need to be submitted by 11 September 2017. Please submit abstracts through the conference web site:


Selected authors will then be invited to submit draft papers of between 6 and 12 pages in length, with draft papers due no later than 20 November 2017. The Conference papers will be written and presented in English. Although all submitted papers will be considered by the Organizing Committee, final acceptance will depend upon the Committee's decision based on the contents of the final manuscript and receipt by 19 February 2018. The presenting author of each paper will be entitled to a reduction in their registration fee. Speakers will not be reimbursed any travel or accommodation expenses. All papers will be published in electronic format and in a soft-bound volume of  abstracts available to all Conference delegates. Authors are expected to attend the Conference to present their work.

Selected papers will be considered for publication in either the Noise Control Engineering Journal or the Journal of Power and Energy. For further details visit the websites at:


The Fan 2018 conference and exhibition will take place at The darmstadtium – science and congress centre. The location is convenient for Frankfurt airport. This venue is modern, well equipped and conveniently located for those traveling to the event both within Germany and internationally.

Wissenschafts- und Kongresszentrum
Darmstadt Schlossgraben 1
64283 Darmstadt (Germany)
Phone: +49 6151 7806-0


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