The ACCUSIM team presented its study “Optimization of a single-stage double-suction centrifugal pump using different Response Surface methods” at the UM16. On the last day, we attended the training with the new version of mF.
The state-of-the-art simulations and recent findings were presented at the ANSYS Convergence Conference. People from different technical branches attend such conferences, so it was a good chance to present the ACCUSIM project to a wider audience. Dr. Jošt presented numerical results of cavitation in Francis turbine (“Numerical simulation of different forms of cavitation in Francis turbines“).
As presented on the conference’s webpage, the conference “promotes cooperation in the thermal science and heat transfer by bringing together scientists, researchers, those in industry, laboratories as well as students to network, learn more and share their knowledge”. Prof. Nobile presented the paper Optimization of a single-stage double-suction centrifugal pump.
The goal of the event is to stimulate a closer cooperation between industrial and academic spheres of mechanical engineering. At the event, lifetime awards and national merit awards were granted, followed by the presentation of the posters and social evening. Two researchers attended the event and presented the ACCUSIM project with the poster entitled Napoved kavitacije v vodnih turbinah z računalniško dinamiko tekočin – rezultati projekta ACCUSIM (CFD Prediction of Cavitation in Water Turbines – results of the ACCUSIM project). The poster is available online at http://www.zveza-zsis.si/content/svet_strojnistva/svet_strojnistva_okt16.pdf, page 41.
On 15/12/2016 Dr.Morgut presented recent achievements of the ACCUSIM project in regards with the cavitation modelling. The English title of the presentation was Predictions of cavitating flow in hydro-turbines and marine propellers by CFD – results of ACCUSIM project. The presentation was given to the volunteering association, the Association for Hydraulic Research, which unites various engineers. The goal is to follow, as well as to stimulate, professional and scientific hydraulic research from the field of civil, mechanical and environmental engineering.
The IAHR conference is the most important conference for the scientific and research-related community for hydraulic turbomachinery. This year, the meeting was organized jointly with the HYPERBOLE EU project conference in Porto, Portugal. Two papers were presented: Numerical Prediction of Cavitating Vortex Rope in a Draft Tube of a Francis Turbine with Standard and Calibrated Cavitation Model, which turned out to be completely in-line with the topics of the conference, and Decoupled CFD-based optimization of efficiency and cavitation performance of a double-suction pump.
The ERCOFTAC course “Design Optimization – Methods & Apps” was organized at University of Trieste, Italy, and lasted for three days (5th-7th June 2017). The course provided an overview of modern design optimization methods, and showed “real world” industrial design cases, especially related to the aeronautics, automotive, and turbo-machinery industry.
Two lectures were presented by the ACCUSIM, presenting practical optimization cases from the turbo-machinery industry:
- Multiobjective optimization of the Francis turbine runner cone
- Optimization of double-sided centrifugal pump
Kolektor Turboinštitut and Dept. of Engineering and Architecture of the University of Trieste are pleased to share their knowledge and expertise, gained in the Marie-Curie European project ACCUSIM, about the application of:
Advanced (scale-resolving) turbulence models
The main topics will be discussed on practical cases of hydraulic turbines and marine propellers.
Students and young engineers are most welcome.
The participation to the summer school is free (no fee required).
The number of participants is limited.
The summerschool programme will follow shortly.
The goal of the event is to stimulate a closer cooperation between industrial and academic spheres of mechanical engineering. At the event, lifetime awards and national merit awards will be granted, followed by the presentation of the posters and social evening. Three researchers will attend the event and present the ACCUSIM project with the poster entitled Napoved kavitacije v Peltonovi turbini in v centrifugalni črpalki (Prediction of Cavitation in a Pelton Turbine and in a Centrifugal Pump).