Claudia Pia

IPM measurements at LTU have been initiated

During the last couple of weeks, attempts to mitigate the RVR using a method that belongs to the IPM family have been performed in the LTU test rig.

EU Green Week 2021_partner event

AFC4Hydro project will be presented in the frame of the EU Green Week events next week. About the event: “European hydropower is important for the Green Deal” Hydropower is an important renewable energy sources in Europe. Reservoir hydropower and pumped hydro provides very large volume of energy storage. This largely exceeds current battery technologies. Modern, …

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Contribution to the EnginSoft Magazine

We are pleased to inform you that after attending the CEA (Computer Assisted Engineering) Conference, we contributed to the EnginSoft Newsletter – Spring 2021 (The Simulation Based Engineering & Sciences Magazine). You can read our article “Design, implementation, and validation of active flow control systems” on page 46-47.  Enjoy the reading! Previous Next

Newsletter April 21

Our second newsletter is out! This newsletter was written in collaboration with HydroFlex.Both AFC4Hydro and HydroFlex are Horizon 2020 projects with research topics and objectives related to European hydropower. The newsletter presents results and progress from both projects, AFC4Hydro and HydroFlex. Click on the button below to download it. DOWNLOAD Enjoy the reading! Subscribe Here …

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New Staff Member At FDB

By adding Livia Pitorac to the team FDB strengthens the efforts for the upcoming field tests in the AFC4Hydro project. In her PhD work Livia gained valuable experience from power plants, and focused her thesis work on water conduit dynamics motivated by the increased demand for  power ramping in the hydropower system. Such dynamics is …

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The PIV measurements at LTU reaches their end – for this time

The stereoscopic (i.e., three component two dimensional*) PIV measurements in the LTU test rig have now been finalized. In depth analyses of the acquired data is still underway, but comparisons with the previously performed purely two dimensional PIV measurements show great similarities with the two components that were measured then as seen in the figures …

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New Blog Post on 3D Modelling

Read our latest blog post on how we use 3D modelling to design custom solutions for different facilities  where we will operate our systems. Fig 1- Luleå detail, ICM design solution

Successful start of 2D PIV measurements at LTU – now moving on to 3D PIV

The 2D particle image velocimetry (PIV) measurements in the draft tube cone of the LTU test rig have now been finalized with successful outcome. Initial qualitative analyses show expected results, with two examples shown in the figures below. The figures display the axial velocity at the best efficiency point (BEP) to the left, and part load (PL) to the right (the dashed lines …

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