Welcome addresses and presentations of the key speakers
Dear attendee of HSTED2020, the unexpected sanitary crisis does not allow us to meet in person and I really regret not to be able to discuss with you, but I truly believe that our common research will give us future chances to do so.
My name is Alessandro Bianchini, I am an Assistant Professor at the Dept. of Industrial Engineering at the Università degli Study di Firenze (Italy). My research interests are mainly devoted to advanced aerodynamic of rotating machines, with particular focus on wind turbines and centrifugal compressors. This latter topic drove the presentation you are about to see, which is focused on the important aerodynamic phenomenon of vaneless diffuser rotating stall, which I have been studying for more than ten year.