The Workshop

Two Day of Powerful Talks

Research on blood damage in rotating systems is a main subject of the Institute of Turbomachinery (ITU) at the University of Rostock. With a history of 600 years, Rostock is one of the oldest universities in Germany. The technical faculty founded in 1951 was the first one ever established at a classical university in Germany. 

To enhance international innovation, we invite you to discuss in workshops current research about flow-induced blood damage in rotating systems, especially in ventricular assist devices. 

The workshop is focused on:

  • the numerical treatment of blood flow in rotating flow systems,
  • the experimental detection of blood damage and the transition to numerical blood damage models,
  • numerical blood damage prediction in rotating systems, and numerical flow optimization in rotating blood pumps, e.g. for clinical or industrial applications.

We are pleased that we can include exciting presentations in the program and hope that it will lead to challenging and innovative discussions. 

Many thanks to ERCOFTAC for funding this workshop.

The following presentation programme will take place on 1st of September from 12:00 until 16:00 and on 2nd of September from 09:00 until 16:00. 

The workshop will take place in the WIROtel in Rostock-Warnemünde. The technology centre is situated close to the beach of Warnemünde. A wide selection of hotels can be found nearby. 

Abstracts must be submitted by 31st July. You can submit your abstract here.


The final program will be presented once the abstracts have been submitted.

You can submit your abstract here.

As an exemplary overview, the old program from 2019 can be seen further below.

About the Institute

The Institute of Turbomachinery deals with reasearch and teaching in the field of turbomachinery systems. Our main focus are numerical methods for the development and optimization of turbomachines as well as their acoustics. Extensive experimental equipment is available for the research, such as an anechoic chamber. 

One of our main subjects is the research on ventricular assist devices. 

Further information can be found at


The registration requires a fee of 180 €. The conference fee gives you access to the entire workshop. The Early Bird fee is 150 €, which is valid until 1st July. ERCOFTAC members receive a discount, so the fee is permanently 150 €.

Successful registration will be confirmed by e-mail and you will receive further information, such as accommodation discount code or payment details.

Registration for BDW 2022



The workshop will take place in the modern conference rooms of the WIROtel Mittelmole in Warnemuende. It is located close to the water and therefore offers the possibility to get to the beach within a few minutes and to relax  after the workshop. 

In order to ensure a comfortable stay during the workshop, we recommend that you book a hotel room at WIROtel Mittelmole as soon as possible. We have set up a room allotment at WIROtel Mittelmole so that you can book a room via a discount. You will receive the discount code after registration. The room allotment is reserved from 31 August to 2 September for 11 single and 9 double rooms. But you must book by 30 June as the reservation is limited until then. You cannot stay closer to the conference venue! But don't worry. Rostock and Warnemünde offer numerous possibilities to spend a nice time. We recommend two other accommodation options, the aja Hotel Warnemünde and the Strand Hotel Hübner.

If you have any questions, please contact  

For further information about the WIROtel Mittelmole please visit
For further information about the aja Hotel Warnemünde please visit
For further information about the Strand Hotel Hübner please visit

WIROtel Mittelmole, Am Bahnhof 3a, 18119 Rostock-Warnemünde

Old Program from 2019