Computational fluid dynamics (3D-CFD) for turbines

All global companies in the hydropower industry have locations in Austria - the leading country in the hydropower industry in Europe. The close cooperation within the framework of research questions, projects and product development with manufacturers, operators and designers of water power and energy industry has a long and successful tradition.

Whether for Francis turbine, Kaplan, bulb or innovative new approaches, our know-how is worldwide appreciated for small up to the largest installations worldwide:

  • Comparisons and calculations of power plant projects for manufacturers and operators
  • Research and product development for turbines
  • Increase the efficiency of individual machines or complete systems
  • Refurbishment: efficiency enhancement
  • In - / outtake
  • Surge chamber
  • Efficiency / on-site measurement / acceptance review
  • Refurbishment
  • Life cylce
  • Cavitation
  • Claims
  • Assessment & Consulting
  • ...

 

Our institute is characterized by the widely diversified know-how for all types of hydropower machines like:

  • Kaplan turbine, Kaplan-Bulb turbine, Straflo-Turbine, VLH, Propeller, Pit,...
  • Francis turbine, Flap wheel turbine,...
  • Pelton turbine
  • Flow turbines
  • Water wheels
  • ...

Figures: Computational fluid dynamics (3D-CFD) for turbines

Computational fluid dynamics (3D-CFD): Intake
Computational fluid dynamics (3D-CFD): Kaplan pressure contour
Computational fluid dynamics (3D-CFD):  Streamlines
Computational fluid dynamics (3D-CFD): Spiral
Computational fluid dynamics (3D-CFD): Pressure contour bulb turbine
Computational fluid dynamics (3D-CFD): Francis turbine
Computational fluid dynamics (3D-CFD): Spiral - nozzels
Computational fluid dynamics (3D-CFD): Guide vane
Computational fluid dynamics (3D-CFD): Pressure contour
Computational fluid dynamics (3D-CFD): Kaplan turbine
Computational fluid dynamics (3D-CFD): bulb turbine
Computational fluid dynamics (3D-CFD): Spiral - turbine
Computational fluid dynamics (3D-CFD): Streamlines
 
 

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Peter Meusburger

Univ. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.-techn.

+43 316 873 7570

peter.meusburger@tugraz.at

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Mr. Helmut Benigni

Assoc. Univ.-Prof.      DI Dr. techn.

+43 316 873 7578

helmut.benigni@tugraz.at

We do research, development and optimisations for

  • Hydraulics for turbines / pump turbines / pumps
  • Acceptance tests acc.  to IEC standards 
  • Nozzels
  • Spirals
  • Turbine in- and outtakes
  • Valves & fittings
  • Runners, guide vanes
  • Water hammer
  • Seals
  • Surge chamber
  • Penstock
  • Refurbishment
  • Efficiency
  • Life cycle
  • ...

We solve your challenge. Contact us.