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UPC team visit Porjus Power Plant

UPC team visit Porjus Power Plant

The UPC team visited the Porjus U9 prototype in Sweden.

Newsletter October 2022

Newsletter October 2022

Our fifth newsletter is out!

New PhD Thesis about Vibration Control on submerged objects

New PhD Thesis about Vibration Control on submerged objects

On the afternoon of October 19th, Bin Wang successfully defended his doctoral thesis.

IAHR Trondheim

IAHR Trondheim

The members of the Barcelona Fluids & Energy Lab (IFLUIDS) team attended the IAHR 2022 symposium, organized during 26 June…

New journal paper published

New journal paper published

A new journal paper entitled: “On the Rotating Vortex Rope and Its Induced Structural Response in a Kaplan Turbine Model”…

Major updates in Oksla

Major updates in Oksla

During W24 and 25 major updates at the draft tube cone in Oksla Powerplant were made.

IEC meeting

IEC meeting

Morten Kjeldsen, from FDB, participated in the IEC meeting in TC4 Plenary Meeting.

The Swedish minister of energy and digital development visits LTU

The Swedish minister of energy and digital development visits LTU

The Swedish minister of energy and digital development, Khashayar Farmanbar, visited LTU on June 15th.

FDB started working at Oksla Powerplant

FDB started working at Oksla Powerplant

During W19 FDB members visited the Oksla power plant in Tyssedal, Norway.

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 Älvkarleby is completed

AFC4Hydro Measuring campaign in Älvkarleby is 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…