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.

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Major updates in Oksla

Major updates in Oksla

During W24 and 25 major updates at the draft tube cone in Oksla Powerplant were made.

The Swedish minister of energy and digital development visits LTU

The Swedish minister of energy…

The Swedish minister of energy and digital development, Khashayar Farmanbar, visited LTU on June 15th.

FDB started working at Oksla Powerplant

FDB started working at Oksla…

During W19 FDB members visited the Oksla power plant in Tyssedal, Norway.

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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.

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