As of mid-April, assembling of the LTU test-rig has started. About four meters of piping network that will connect the low-pressure and high-pressure tanks has been put into place. We have installed the pump, flowmeter and control valve but are still waiting on turbine parts such as the spiral casing and draft tube that are […]
Read our newest blog post about digitalization in hydropower on https://afc4hydro.eu/blog2/#blogpost2. Fig 1- Accurate measurements in an industrial environment. Sensors meet harsh environment giving demands to the sensor itself, mounting and cable routing. FDB assists with all aspects, such as sensor-mounting and cable works, before data acquisition and further processing of signals.
On Wednesday the 4th of March, Joel Sundström from LTU visited workshop company Tooltech located in Töre 50 km north of Luleå. Tooltech will manufacture some of the essential parts of the down-scaled turbine test rig that is currently being designed at LTU, including the spiral casing, guide vanes and stay vanes and the draft
Rafel Roig Bauzà has joined the AFC4Hydro UPC team in January 2020 as PhD with a focus on fluid structure interaction (FSI). He got his MS in Mechanical Engineering at UPC and he will be in charge of the numerical simulations of WP3. Fig 1- New PhD student Rafel
On January 30th UPC staff entered the Arctic Circle in Sweden to visit Porjus power plant as a first step to plan the test campaign on unit U9 (a Kaplan turbine) which will take place in 2022. The visit and the meeting with Vattenfall staff were very useful to understand how the unit works and
FDBs Morten Kjeldsen attended the 72nd American Physics Society (APS)- Division of Fluid Dynamics (DFD) meeting in Seattle Nov 24-26, 2019. 2019. Read our newest post on: https://afc4hydro.eu/blog2/#blogpost1 Fig 1- @Washington State Convention center in Seattle. Site of the 72nd APS DFD meeting.
Dr Oscar de la Torre has joined AFC4HYDRO Project as a WP3 leader as of September 20th. He has been involved in diverse experimental research for the last four years during his experiences in Ireland and UK and hopes he can provide his experience back in Barcelona for the development of a successful Structural Health
The UPC team in charge of the AFC4Hydro project has carried out the first internal meeting at the Fluid Mechanics Department of the Barcelona School of Industrial Engineering (https://etseib.upc.edu/en). The group is composed by: Xavier Escaler, Oscar De La Torre and Esteve Jou from the Centre for Industrial Diagnostics and Fluid Dynamics (https://cdif.upc.edu/en), Tom Creemers