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

AFC4Hydro Alignment Meeting

The AFC4Hydro Alignment Meeting was held in Barcelona 22 to 24 October 2019. The meeting was organized by project coordinator Prof. Xavier Escaler and hosted by UPC. All partners were represented in the meeting. Attendants: UPC: Xavier Escaler, Oscar De La Torre, Esteve Jou, Malcolm Burns, Rafel Roig, Jian Chen, Linlin Geng, Oriol Gomis, Eduardo …

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Work package leader for WP3

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 …

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Visit to EPF Lausanne

Last September 23rd, project coordinator Prof Xavier Escaler and WP3 leader Dr Oscar de la Torre visited the Group for Fiber Optics at EPF Lausanne.

First meeting of the UPC team

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 …

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Vattenfall turbine test stand- A steppingstone when developing AFC4Hydro technology

The Vattenfall turbine test stand located in Älvkarleby 110 km north of Stockholm will host a series of testing necessary for meeting the objectives of the AFC4Hydro project. Validation and verification of AFC4Hydro technologies require a strong correspondence between results obtained using numerical modelling and physical measurements. The Vattenfall test stand ensure a very high …

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Introduction to Work Package 1

The objective of this work package is to investigate the possibility to mitigate pressure pulsations in hydraulic turbine by the injection of pulsating momentum (IPM). The concept will be investigated experimentally and numerically at different scales in the following order; reduced model (Re»104), turbine model (Re»106), 10 MW prototype turbine and 200 MW prototype turbine. …

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I am glad to announce the start-up of the project AFC4Hydro. The project is funded by the European Commision, starting June 1, and with a duration of four years. A promise of the project is to share results with other parties. This web site will contain information of the progress of the projects, and instructions …

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