CFD - Computational Fluid Dynamics

CFD in industrial applications

Some example of tasks solved in Energy Conversion Department.

  • Gas turbines and combustion (burners, blade cooling systems):

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  • Steam turbines (blades, valves, exhaust hoods):

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CSD - Computational Solid Dynamics

CSD in industrial applications

Some example of tasks solved in Energy Conversion Department.

  • The corrosion damage computations of the 100UC steam turbine blade more »

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  • The stresses concentration coeffictients for the rotors and valves of HP and MP parts of the 13K215 steam turbine more »

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  • The start-up optimisation of the 120 MW steam turbine more »

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  • The computations of the frequency of the LP part turbine rotor more »

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CFM - Computational Fluid Mechanics

CFM in industrial applications


Obliczenia CFM - modelowanie układów hybrydowych (kotły, ogniwa paliwowe, turbiny gazowe, turbiny parowe, ziębiarki) metodą 0D.

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CSM - Computational Solid Mechanics

Some example of tasks solved in Energy Conversion Department.



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More research

  1. Investigations of Advanced Combined Cycles - with topping, bottoming, super- and hyper-topping, with cell battery, with multicomponent Kalina, Cheng, Brayton/Ericsson cycles, on ultra supercritical conditions, etc..

  2. Principles of sustainable energy conversion, Depletion, Exergy analysis, Exergy destructions, Exergy regeneration methods, Exergetic life cycle assessment (ELCA), Carbon tax, CO2 Emission Control, CO2 Sequestration, Direct power generation systems, Co- and Trigeneration, Modern working fluids, Non-renewable sources, Decarbonisation of fuels.

  3. Pressurized solid oxide fuel cells, mathematical modeling of electrochemical reactions, SOFC anode, YSZ electrolyte, Pt cathodic systems modeling, advanced numerical algorithms, nano-surface current transport, Catalitic indirect reforming modeling, degradation of PSOFC material, high temperature reactive diffusion of hydrogen, oxygen and carbon within nickel-chromium alloys (creep, fatigue and ageing) 3D modeling.

  4. Investigations of Heat Recovery Steam Generators with supplementary firing and advanced technology of heat exchange (superheaters, evaporators, economizers, supplementary firing burners, split stream boilers, induced draft fansand once-through boilers, conventional HRSG with drums, HRSG with Intagrated Coal Gas Fuel and Fuel Gas Chemical Recuperation).

  5. Research on Advanced Combustion Technology (multistage, pulsating and high-temprature) in the ABB gas turbine GT26, high-efficiency clean combustion in the EV burner of ABB and the MatriX burner of Viessmann. Radiative burners with catalytic combustion. Modelling of flameless combustion.

  6. Investigations of Babcock Low NOx burner. Maximise devolatisation of the fuel, initial oxygen deficient zone, delayed mixing fuel and air, sufficient oxygen rich residence time, fuel fineness, flame stability and overall oxidising envelope, compatible flame lenght.

  7. Evaluation of life-time and refurbishment. Investigations of properties of high temperature steels for ultra supercritical steam conditions (thick section boilers, steam lines, casing, valves, superheaters, furnace panels etc.). Thermo-chemical steel corrosion cracking, surface degradation, crevice degradation, pitting corrosion, alligator skin cracking, high and low temperature corrosion.

  8. Investigations of technologies for coal gasification processes at the IGCC plants - Air-Blown and Oxygen Blown Gasification. Purification and recovery options and gasification. Quench gasifers, trains of gas cooling, COS hydrolysis, selexol sulphur removal, syngas moisturization, catalytic shift reactors, syngas clean-up, coolers. Capture, utilisation and displsal of carbon dioxide.