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Newsletter April 2022

Newsletter April 2022

Our forth newsletter is out! This is our last newsletter written in collaboration with HydroFlex.Both AFC4Hydro and HydroFlex are Horizon

New article on Vattenkraft Journal

New article on Vattenkraft Journal

Joel Sundström, from LTU, talks about the IPM design and its applications to the Swedish waterpower journal Vattenkraft.

New Video – Testing the Active Flow Control System on a turbine model

New Video – Testing the Active Flow Control System on a turbine model

Watch our new video and get to know the Vattenfall test facility in Älvkarleby-Sweden.

LTU visits Porjus to work on the IPM system design

LTU visits Porjus to work on the IPM system design

The design of the IPM system to be used during the Porjus measurement campaign is close to be finished.

AFC4Hydro Measuring campaign in Älvkarlebyis completed

AFC4Hydro Measuring campaign in Älvkarlebyis completed

the Vattenfall Research and Development center, in Älvkarleby, Sweden.

Upgrades in the LTU test rig

Upgrades in the LTU test rig

The LTU test rig has been upgraded with a rotating torque sensor and a new system for measuring the turbine

New Staff Researcher at UPC

New Staff Researcher at UPC

Xavier Sánchez Botello has joined the AFC4Hydro UPC team in November 2021 as a researcher.

Newsletter October 2021

Newsletter October 2021

Our third newsletter is out! This newsletter was written in collaboration with HydroFlex.Both AFC4Hydro and HydroFlex are Horizon 2020 projects

Completing first measurements in Älvkarleby

Completing first measurements in Älvkarleby

The UPC team is completing their first week of measurements in Älvkarleby,.

Installation of IPM and ICM systems in Älvkarleby

Installation of IPM and ICM systems in Älvkarleby

In week 37 the assembly of the IPM and ICM systems at the Vattenfall Research and Development Center began.

Assembly of ICM parts for Älvkarleby has started

Assembly of ICM parts for Älvkarleby has started

Our FDB members went to check the production status for the ICM system at Byberg AS, in Stavanger.

IPM measurements at LTU have been initiated

IPM measurements at LTU have been initiated

During the last couple of weeks, attempts to mitigate the RVR using a method that belongs to the IPM family

New Blog Post on Modelling of Pumped Storage Plants

New Blog Post on Modelling of Pumped Storage Plants

Read our latest blog post on hydraulic scale modelling of pumped storage slants.

EU Green Week 2021_partner event

EU Green Week 2021_partner event

AFC4Hydro project will be presented in the frame of the EU Green Week events next week. About the event: “European

Contribution to the EnginSoft Magazine

Contribution to the EnginSoft Magazine

We are pleased to inform you that after attending the CEA (Computer Assisted Engineering) Conference, we contributed to the EnginSoft

New article from LTU

New article from LTU

New methods enable a more flexible hydropower

Newsletter April 21

Newsletter April 21

Our second newsletter is out! This newsletter was written in collaboration with HydroFlex.Both AFC4Hydro and HydroFlex are Horizon 2020 projects

New Staff Member At FDB

New Staff Member At FDB

By adding Livia Pitorac to the team FDB strengthens the efforts for the upcoming field tests in the AFC4Hydro project.

The PIV measurements at LTU reaches their end –  for this time

The PIV measurements at LTU reaches their end – for this time

The stereoscopic (i.e., three component two dimensional*) PIV measurements in the LTU test rig have now been finalized. In depth

New Blog Post on 3D Modelling

New Blog Post on 3D Modelling

Read our latest blog post on how we use 3D modelling to design custom solutions for different facilities  where we

Successful start of 2D PIV measurements at LTU – now moving on to 3D PIV

Successful start of 2D PIV measurements at LTU – now moving on to 3D PIV

The 2D particle image velocimetry (PIV) measurements in the draft tube cone of the LTU test rig have now been finalized with

PIV measurements at the LTU test rig are underway

PIV measurements at the LTU test rig are underway

As of last week, a particle image velocimetry (PIV) measurement system has been installed in the LTU test rig. Depending on

New Blog post on  determining the hydraulic efficiency

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. https://afc4hydro.eu/blog2/#blogpost7

Introduction Video by project coordinator

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

New Conference Attendance

New Conference Attendance

On 18th of November 2020 the PhD candidate from UPC, Rafel Roig, participated in the first IAHR Young Professional Congress.

The RVR is being tracked in the LTU test rig

The RVR is being tracked in the LTU test rig

The LTU test rig is now up and running, and the initial effort has been spent on performing efficiency measurements

International CAE Conference and Exhibition

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

New Conference Attendance

New Conference Attendance

On the 1st of November 2020 the Project Coordinator Prof. Xavier Escaler gave the Invited Talk entitled: “Developing innovative active

New Blog  post on 3D Printing

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

New AFC4Hydro Video

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

ITEAM meets UPC

ITEAM meets UPC

On July 21st – 22nd 2020, Dr Ignazio Floris from ITEAM (Universitat Politecnica de Valencia) visited UPC  to show the

Assembling of the LTU test-rig has started

Assembling of the LTU test-rig has started

As of mid-April, assembling of the LTU test-rig has started. About four meters of piping network that will connect the

Blog post about CFD

Blog post about CFD

Read our newest blog post about CFD, and get to know what it is used for and what the most

New blog post about digitalization

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

LTU visits workshop company to discuss turbine manufacturing

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

New PhD student

New PhD student

Rafel Roig Bauzà has joined the AFC4Hydro UPC team in January 2020 as PhD with a focus on fluid structure

Visit to Porjus

Visit to Porjus

On January 30th UPC staff entered the Arctic Circle in Sweden to visit Porjus power plant as a first step

New AFC4Hydro blog post

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,

New Work Package Leader for WP2

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

AFC4Hydro Alignment Meeting

AFC4Hydro Alignment Meeting

The AFC4Hydro Alignment Meeting was held in Barcelona 22 to 24 October 2019. The meeting was organized by project coordinator