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.

University of West Bohemia, NTIS- European Centre of Excellence

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.

Role in the project

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).