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New Blog post on determining the hydraulic efficiency

Read our latest blog post on the thermodynamic method used to determine the hydraulic efficiency of a hydro turbine. Fig 1- the upstream probe containing the thermometer and hydraulic connections for measuring pressures,

Introduction Video by project coordinator

Watch our new video, where Prof Xavier Escaler, the project coordinator, gives an introduction to the AFC4Hydro project. AFC4Hydro is funded as a RIA project through the EU H2020 program. The project started June 2019, and is expected complete May 2023. Fig 1- Introduction by project coordinator Xavier Escaler About the video The video has …

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New Conference Attendance

On 18th of November 2020 the PhD candidate from UPC, Rafel Roig, participated in the first IAHR Young Professional Congress. He presented a numerical modal analysis of the Kaplan turbine in which the active flow control system will be tested next June. Fig 1 – Numerical Modal Analysis of kaplan turbine runner

International CAE Conference and Exhibition

AFC4Hydro participates as an exhibitor in the 36th CEA (Computer Assisted Engineering) Conference from the 30th of November till the 4th of December.   The CAE Conference is an Italian based and annual event with a conference and an exhibition part that promotes the use of Computer Assisted tools in engineering. Come visit our virtual stand in …

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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 in the frame of the AFC4Hydro project” at The Fourth Chinese International Turbomachinery Conference (CITC 2020) hold in Guangzhou, China ( Fig 1 – The Fourth Chinese International Turbomachinery Conference

New Blog post on 3D Printing

Read our newest blog post about 3D Printing in Hydraulic-Machinery Research at the link below. Fig 1- 3D printed turbine

New AFC4Hydro Video

Read our new blog post at  and watch our new video, that addresses some of the motivations for the continued development of novel solutions for the hydropower business and therefore of the reasons for the existence of EU sponsored projects such as AFC4Hydro. In the video certain assertations are made and the blog-post follows …

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On July 21st – 22nd 2020, Dr Ignazio Floris from ITEAM (Universitat Politecnica de Valencia) visited UPC  to show the Fiber Bragg Grating technology. The visit included a brief presentation on potential applications for this technology when applied to monitoring engineering structures and some demonstrations of the capability of these sensors in dynamic tests for …

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