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Development and laboratory testing of improved action and Matrix hydro turbines designed by advanced analysis and optimization tools

Ziel

The overall concept of the proposed project is to improve the hydraulic efficiency of small action type turbines, through the development and application of a numerical optimization methodology, that will be validated by the construction and laboratory testing of the prototype models of Pelton, Turgo and Matrix turbines representing both action and reaction types. The methodology to be developed regards the adaptation and application of the Lagrangian Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics model for the simulation of the flow. The application of the innovative design tool is expected to achieve an average increase in small action and Matrix hydro turbines efficiency of the order of 3 to 5%. The flow analysis software to be implemented is characterised as cost effective and capable of fast processing of multi-parametric flows, whereas the optimization strategy will be based on Evolutionary Algorithms, resulting in enhanced economic feasibility of the proposed design procedure. The investigation of three different types of small hydro turbines will demonstrate the wide application range of the new methodology and evaluate its generality. The S&T objectives of the project are: Adaptation and application of the Lagrangian Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics model for the simulation of the flow in the action turbines to be investigated; Finding the most efficient geometry parameterization method for each of the three turbine types; Development of a multilevel optimization method based on the Evolutionary Algorithms System software; Specification, selection and set-up of the hardware and software computational platform; Finding the optimal design of the runner and other components for the three turbine types considered by applying the developed methodology; Prototype turbine models manufacturing according to the results of the design optimization procedure; Evaluation of the new design tools after thorough experimental analysis of the prototype turbine models.

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FP7-ENERGY-2007-1-RTD
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Koordinator

ETHNICON METSOVION POLYTECHNION
Adresse
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
157 80 Athina
Griechenland

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Aktivitätstyp
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Kontakt Verwaltung
Georgia Mertzelou (Ms.)
EU-Beitrag
€ 574 900,40

Beteiligte (7)

INSTITUT POLYTECHNIQUE DE GRENOBLE
Frankreich
EU-Beitrag
€ 225 210
Adresse
Avenue Felix Viallet 46
38031 Grenoble Cedex 1

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Aktivitätstyp
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Kontakt Verwaltung
Clementine Gleizal (Ms.)
ECOLE CENTRALE DE LYON
Frankreich
EU-Beitrag
€ 213 015,60
Adresse
Avenue Guy De Collongue 36
69134 Ecully

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Aktivitätstyp
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Kontakt Verwaltung
Bénédicte Martin (Dr.)
SA TECHNIQUES HYDROELECTRIQUES
Frankreich
EU-Beitrag
€ 103 800
Adresse
Rue Bois La Ville Zi Croix De Metz
54200 Toul

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Aktivitätstyp
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Kontakt Verwaltung
Jean Francois Bansard (Mr.)
ANDRITZ HYDRO GMBH
Österreich
EU-Beitrag
€ 385 620
Adresse
Eibesbrunnergasse 20
1120 Wien

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Aktivitätstyp
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Kontakt Verwaltung
Peter Grafenberger (Mr.)
ANDRITZ HYDRO AG
Schweiz
EU-Beitrag
€ 475 100
Adresse
Obernauerstrasse 4
6010 Kriens

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Aktivitätstyp
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Kontakt Verwaltung
Etienne Parkinson (Dr.)
WIRTSCHAFT UND INFRASTRUKTUR GMBH & CO PLANUNGS KG
Deutschland
EU-Beitrag
€ 110 200
Adresse
Sylvensteinstrasse 2
81369 Muenchen

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Aktivitätstyp
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Kontakt Verwaltung
Christine Meyer Haege (Ms.)
ASSOCIATION EUROPEENNE DE LA PETITE HYDRAULIQUE AISBL
Belgien
EU-Beitrag
€ 69 828
Adresse
Rue D'arlon 63-65
1040 Bruxelles

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Aktivitätstyp
Other
Kontakt Verwaltung
Christine Lins (Ms.)