The TURBO-REFLEX partnership consists of 26 partners from nine different countries, including core representatives of the European Turbine Industry and leading european universities and research institutes.
CTUP in Prague is one of the largest and eldest technical universities in Europe with over 23 000 students. The department of Mechanics, Biomechanics and Mechatronics participates in the TURBO-REFLEX project with three specific activities: education of students, science and research activities connected with grant projects, and direct cooperation with industry within research application. From the point of view of numerical simulations of behaviour of mechanical parts and assemblies, the department can provide wide and deep knowledge especially in areas of stress-strain static and dynamic (non-linear) analyses, fatigue and fracture assessment, verification and validation numerical simulations and development of special program codes for application of non-standard models and approaches.
CTUP will contribute to WP3 and in particular to T3.2. CTUP will develop a Life Expenditure module incorporating the LCF data already available as well as the fracture mechanics data obtained in Task 3.2 to define the correlation between thermal and mechanical stress cycles and material life, and to determine operating stress limits for steam turbine operation. CTUP will develop a Turbine Control System module capable of issuing control commands to maintain steam turbine operation within design stress limits.