The Institute has been founded in 1956. It was destined to conduct fundamental research in the area of principles of operation, design, construction and developemnt of machinery for energy conversion in flows. Presently, the investigations are being carried out in the following fields: fluid mechanics, multiphase flows, thermodynamics and heat transfer, plasma physics, laser technique, machine mechanics, tribology and diagnostics of power sector machinery.
Apart from the fundamental research, the Institute offers its services in the area of practical engineering applications such as: turbines, pumps and hydrokinetic couplings, ventillators, marine propellers, solar collectors; their design, calculation and technical expertise; development of unique equipment and apparatus.
On October 19th and 20th this year the Szewalski Institute of Fluid-Flow Machinery together with the Polish Hydropower Association (TEW), Polish Association for Small Hydropower Development (TRMEW), REECO Poland Sp.z O.O. and the Commercial Section of the Norwegian Embassy will organize the 6th Polish Hydropower Conference as an event accompanying the RENEXPO Poland Trade Fair on Renewable Energy and Energy Effectiveness in Warsaw. This time the conference is planned as a two-day event of regional European significance. As before, the conference scope envisages a debate on the status of h ydropower sector in view of current policy of Poland and other European countries as well as contributions on techno-scientific aspects of hydropower engineering. For further details please consult the relevant documents to be downloaded from this website.
Professor Wieslaw Ostachowicz received the Honorary Membership of the Polish Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (PTMTS). Honorary Membership was awarded for his significant contributions to the development of Polish Mechanics and contributions to the Society. As confirmation of the Honorary Member award the PTMTS General Secretary Professor Witold Elsner handed Professor Wieslaw Ostachowicz the diploma and a membership card (No. 193) during the IMP PAN Scientific Board meeting on October 29, 2015.
Institute of Fluid Flow Machinery PASci in Gdansk is the initiator of the establishment of South Baltic Center of Offshore Wind Energy, acronym “BALTECO”. Purpose of the Center is to become a collaboration platform for the research institutions, industry, public administration and other organisations supporting development of the Offshore Wind Energy in the Baltic Sea Region.