Research Center for Engineering of
                Systems with Complex Fluids

Title: Magneto-rheological device for decelerated swirling flow
Project Number: 32/19.10.2011
Project Director: BOSIOC Ilie Alin
Project Members: VEKAS Ladislau,
Institution: ARFT
Year:2011, 2012, 2013
Beneficiary:Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (UEFISCDI), Ministry of Education, Research, Youth and Sport
Project Type: National Project
Laboratory: Numerical Simulation and Parallel Computing Laboratory
Description: The project proposes a new approach to reduce pressure pulsations in hydraulic turbines by using a runner whose speed is controlled by a magneto-rheological device. The control device will be based on a magneto-rheological fluid (a magneto-rheological brake respectively) which will control the runner speed in real time depending by the conical diffuser wall pressure. device