EPIC Energy Seminar: CFD and EFD in the Design Process of Turbomachines

September 26, 2017 - 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Siemens Energy Lecture Hall (EPIC G256)

During the Fall and Spring semesters, EPIC presents the Energy Seminar Series with speakers from around the region. These experts share valuable information and their insight into trends and news that is related to energy. Seminars are FREE and are open to students, faculty, and the public.

CFD and EFD in the Design Process of Turbomachines
Speaker: Dr. Philipp Epple
Professor
Coburg University

Abstract
Computational/Experimental Fluid Dynamics (CFD/EFD) techniques have being developed to improve the efficiency of turbomachines. Each technique has its own advantages and disadvantages. A combination of CFD and EFD can offer an accurate, yet cost-effective design process.
This talk presents real world case studies for illustrating the capabilities of each technique and the advantages of employing a combined CFD-EFD approach in turbomachines. The conclusion remarks of this talk summarizes the initiated cooperation between Prof. Goudarzi at UNC Charlotte and Prof. Epple at Coburg University of Applied Sciences on developing complex numerical models and novel laboratory experiments of wind and hydrokinetic energy systems for modern research and teaching. 

About the Speaker
Dr. Philipp Epple is a full Professor for fluid mechanics and turbomachinery at the department of mechanical engineering of the Coburg University of applied sciences in Germany since 2011, Epple received his PhD in mechanical engineering with honors from the University of Erlangen.
He has worked in the design, development and CFD computation of turbomachines, having done CFD computations for a variety of machines, such as fans in differant scales, wind turbines, high velocity ICE train, big waste water, and small blood pumps. He has built +15 test rigs, performed measurements on +300 turbomachines, and worked on +40 industry projects in the field of turbomachines.