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.
The University of West Bohemia in Pilsen features about 20,000 employees and students within nine faculties and 4 research centers. The mission of the NTIS Research Centre is R&D and innovation in the priority directions of “Information Society“ and “Materials Research“. The aim is the R&D of advanced diagnostics and reliability methods, which corresponds to the rapid development of digital signal processing technology and the development of new smart–sensors and derived systems. R&D of models and simulators as a support for technical and economic decision-making in the power systems reliability branch and new diagnostic algorithms of energy systems, especially for detection and localization of events based on time-frequency signal processing techniques associated with the physical modelling of the relevant events are the main disciplines to be mentioned.
UWB-NTIS is responsible for the methods and software development of blade tip-timing data processing including auxiliary software for prevention or elimination of blade vibration (WP3) and for the methods and software development of Remote Monitoring System for steam turbines-monitoring, diagnostics and predictive modelling of rotor and blade failure (WP4).