Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, Chair of Turbomachinery

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Main research field

Thermodynamics, Fluid mechanics, Structural analysis, Numerical modelling, Biomechanics

Specific research areas

Turbomachinery, Wind turbines, Centrifugal pumps, Centrifugal fans, Hydraulic turbines, Geothermal power plants, Complex terrain aerodynamics, Fluid structure interaction, Finite volume method, Computational fluid dynamics, Computational continuum mechanics, Biomechanics

Techniques/methods

Numerical simulations in fluid mechanics, numerical simulations of fluid structure interaction phenomena

Equipment

Olympus high speed camera (1000fps)

Technology keywords

  • Mechanical Engineering, Hydraulics, Vibration and Acoustic Engineering related to construction technology
  • Simulation, Simulation Engineering
  • Turbines
  • Fluid machinery
  • Wind energy
  • Hydropower
  • Geothermal energy
  • Energy management
  • Biomechanics

Services offered

  • Teaching and training
  • Technique / method optimization and testing
  • Use of specialized equipment

Market sectors

  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Electronic & Electrical Equipment
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Automobiles & Parts
  • Personal Goods
  • Alternative Energy
  • Electricity
  • Oil & Gas Producers
  • Industrial Transportation

Short summary (English)

Activities of the Chair cover the issues related to the improvement of existing turbomachinery, the development of new turbomachinery and the application and maintenance of all types of turbomachinery by applying new computational engineering methods as well as laboratory and industrial experiments. Recently, more attention has been given to turbomachinery for energy conversion of renewable energy sources (wind turbines small hydro turbines, geothermal power plants). Besides the classical methods for thermodynamic, hydraulic and aerodynamic calculations as well as stress analysis, the primarily used calculation tools are commercial and open-source computational programs for numerical modelling of fluid mechanics and continuum mechanics phenomena. Significant part of the Chair´s activities is related to the development of numerical methods for simulation of various processes in the filed of applied physics using open-source computation tool OpenFOAM. Chair is also organizing international summer school on Modelling of Coupled Problems in Applied Physics with OpenFOAM (NUMAP-FOAM) for researchers from academia and industry.

Short summary (Croatian)

Djelatnost Katedre obuhvaća problematiku poboljšanja karakteristika postojećih, projektiranje novih te primjenu i održavanja svih vrsta turbostrojeva na temelju primjene suvremeni inženjerskih računalnih metoda te laboratorijskih i industriskih ispitivanja. U zadnje vrijeme posvećuje se sve više pozornosti turbostrojevima za energetske pretvorbe kod obnovljivih izvora energije (vjetroturbine, male vodne turbine, geotermalna elektrane). Uz klasične metode termodinamičkih, hidrauličkih i aerodinamičkih proračuna te proračuna čvrstoće, rabe se komercijalni i open-source računalni programi za numeričko modeliranje problema mehanike fluida i mehanike kontinuuma. Značajan dio dijelatnosti Katedre odnosi se na razvoj numeričkih metoda za simulaciju različitih procesa iz područja primijenjene fizike primjenom računalnog programa OpenFOAM. U organizaciji Katedre provodi se također međunarodna ljetna škola "Numerical Modelling of Coupled Problems in Applied Physics with OpenFOAM (NUMAP-FOAM)" za istraživaće iz akademije i industrie.

Last update: 22.07.2014. 12:29:37

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