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.   www.caeconference.com   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 (http://conference.cftn.cn). 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. https://afc4hydro.eu/blog2/#blogpost6 Fig 1- 3D printed turbine

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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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