X Conferencia Internacional de Ingeniería Mecánica "COMEC 2019" -V Simposio de Logística y Gestión de la Calidad

X Conferencia Internacional de Ingeniería Mecánica

COMEC 2019

V Simposio de Logística y Gestión de la Calidad

Hydrokinetic turbines in innovative systems solutions by using the power of rivers in an environmentally sustainable way

Resumen [ES]

The paper gives a discussion and reflection of an innovative project on the hydrokinetic power production area. The realized project is part of „Wachstumskern Fluss-Strom Plus“, (English translation: Expansion core River-Power-Plus). The project was government-funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. It was realized at the Merseburg University of Applied Sciences from July 2015 to July 2018. The project’s title is „Fluid and Mechanical Engineering of the Hydrokinetic Turbines”. Two different types of hydrokinetic turbine were developed, constructed and successfully tested. The tests were realized on the test carrier VECTOR in the Elbe-Havel-Channel as well as at the reference place in the river Bode near the small location of Neugattersleben. Both locations offered realistic conditions for testing. Various computational fluid dynamics helped as an analyzing tool to model the fluid characteristics of the construction und realize optimization of the profile of running wheels and the floating body unit during the development process. Calculations of solidity by FEM were also carried out to guarantee the stability and reliability of the turbines. The constitutions of the turbines were made according to their location. Therefore comprehensive engine characteristics were theoretically developed and practically proved. The use of these engine characteristics during the development process helped to make the dimensions of the individual turbine aggregate short and user-friendly. The results were used to prepare a customer-specific production of type series of turbines with different power levels. The results of this scientific project were published and shared with all cooperation partners of the Network River-Power-Plus. They all gained the know-how to produce such hydrokinetic turbines with the characteristics of low speeds of flow velocity, low head of water and high volume flow rates. Six oral presentations and four expositions of students were published, which can be used by the national and international public. The activities are continued under the direction of ZPVP GmbH (Zentrum für Produkt-, Verfahrens- und Prozessinnovation Magdeburg). Questions and comments can be put forward at http://www.flussstrom.eu.

Resumen [EN]

The paper gives a discussion and reflection of an innovative project on the hydrokinetic power production area. The realized project is part of „Wachstumskern Fluss-Strom Plus“, (English translation: Expansion core River-Power-Plus). The project was government-funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. It was realized at the Merseburg University of Applied Sciences from July 2015 to July 2018. The project’s title is „Fluid and Mechanical Engineering of the Hydrokinetic Turbines”. Two different types of hydrokinetic turbine were developed, constructed and successfully tested. The tests were realized on the test carrier VECTOR in the Elbe-Havel-Channel as well as at the reference place in the river Bode near the small location of Neugattersleben. Both locations offered realistic conditions for testing. Various computational fluid dynamics helped as an analyzing tool to model the fluid characteristics of the construction und realize optimization of the profile of running wheels and the floating body unit during the development process. Calculations of solidity by FEM were also carried out to guarantee the stability and reliability of the turbines. The constitutions of the turbines were made according to their location. Therefore comprehensive engine characteristics were theoretically developed and practically proved. The use of these engine characteristics during the development process helped to make the dimensions of the individual turbine aggregate short and user-friendly. The results were used to prepare a customer-specific production of type series of turbines with different power levels. The results of this scientific project were published and shared with all cooperation partners of the Network River-Power-Plus. They all gained the know-how to produce such hydrokinetic turbines with the characteristics of low speeds of flow velocity, low head of water and high volume flow rates. Six oral presentations and four expositions of students were published, which can be used by the national and international public. The activities are continued under the direction of ZPVP GmbH (Zentrum für Produkt-, Verfahrens- und Prozessinnovation Magdeburg). Questions and comments can be put forward at http://www.flussstrom.eu.

Sobre el ponente

Heike Mrech

Heike Mrech

Merseburg University of Applied Sciences, Merseburg, Germany Flag of Cuba
Información Práctica
Ponencia
English (US)
junio 25, 2019 11:0 a. m.
15 minutos
Salón El Carmen
Autores
Stephan Trautsch
Heike Mrech
Palabras clave
renewable energy solution, decentralized electrification along rivers, hydrokinetic turbines for rivers