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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 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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ITEAM meets UPC

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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Blog post about CFD

Read our newest blog post about CFD, and get to know what it is used for and what the most common approaches are. https://afc4hydro.eu/blog2/#blogpost3  Fig 1-CFD visualization of flow through a Y- junction in a hydropower plant.

New blog post about digitalization

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.

LTU visits workshop company to discuss turbine manufacturing

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 …

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New PhD student

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

Visit to Porjus

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 …

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New AFC4Hydro blog post

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.

New Work Package Leader for WP2

Dr Ingrid K. Vilberg from FDB will take over as WP2 leader in January 2020. She finished her PhD at NTNU, Norway in 2019, with a focus on cavitation and draft tube pressure pulsations and will contribute with that experience and general project management. Fig 1- Dr Ingrid K. Vilberg from FDB