Sub-Programme 1: Hydroelectric Units

The EERA JP Hydropower SP1 aims to coordinate and align national, regional and European research efforts in the area of hydroelectric units. Specific topics to be addressed are:

  • Methods for accurate numerical simulation of hydro and structural dynamics of the hydraulic machine (FSI) over the full operating range and during transient operation
  • Digital model of the system dynamics for controlling the hydroelectric units
  • Methods for accurate prediction and mitigation of hydraulic machine component erosion by silt laden flow and/or cavitation
  • New methodology for lifetime assessment and advanced material law properties of the components of both the hydraulic and the electric machines
  • Advanced design, engineering and manufacturing methodologies for every single component of the hydroelectric units integrating reliability, availability, maintainability, safety and sustainbility constraints

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giovanna cavazzini

SP 1 Coordinator

Giovanna Cavazzini, University of Padova

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SP1 Vice-Coordinator

Elena Vagnoni, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

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