AFC4HYDRO

The main goal of AFC4Hydro research project is to design, implement and validate in full-scale water turbine an active flow control system that permit to increase efficiency and reduce the dynamics loads on the structure at any off-design operating conditions and during transient operations.

AFC4HYDRO

New Conference Attendance

New Conference Attendance

On the 1st of November 2020 the Project Coordinator Prof. Xavier Escaler gave the Invited Talk entitled: “Developing innovative active flow control solutions for hydropower

New Blog  post on 3D Printing

New Blog post on 3D

Read our newest blog post about 3D Printing in Hydraulic-Machinery Research at the link below. https://afc4hydro.eu/blog2/#blogpost6 Fig 1- 3D printed turbine

New AFC4Hydro Video

New AFC4Hydro Video

Read our new blog post at https://afc4hydro.eu/blog2/#blogpost5  and watch our new video, that addresses some of the motivations for the continued development of novel solutions

GET IN TOUCH

Our work packages

What We Do

Injection of Pulsating Momentum

The objective of this work package is to investigate the possibility to mitigate pressure pulsations in hydraulic turbine by the injection of pulsating momentum (IPM).

Injection of Continuous Momentum

This project aims at evaluating and verifying second generation Injection of Continuous Momentum (ICM) technologies for the mitigation and control of pressure pulsations in a hydro-turbine draft tube.

Structural Health Monitoring

The objective of this work package is to investigate the dynamic behavior of an hydraulic turbine operating at off-design and at transient conditions, and to develop a structural health monitoring system (SHM).

Active Flow Control

This work package will merge the different concepts developed in WP1 (IPM), WP2 (ICM) and WP3 (SHM) as well develop a controller system for online multi-objective optimization to create the active flow control system (AFC).

Exploitation and Dissemination

This work package consists in managing the Plan for Exploitation and Dissemination of Results, in order to make the results and information generated in this project open for the public.

Administration

This work package will serve to manage, administrate and coordinate the project effectively in order to execute the planned tasks and to achieve the milestones.

AFC4HYDRO

Partners