Postgraduated Course

Inter-university intensive and specialized course on Hydraulic Machines Engineering

2015 Short Course

2015 Short Course participants

Organized by EPFL-STI/LMH (Lausanne)

Objectives

Offer a high standard and intensive courses presented by turbo-machinery industrial engineers and researchers through comprehensive seminars and technical visits to selected plants.

Program
  • Useful general concepts on turbo-machinery
    Fundamentals on hydraulic turbo-machinery – Hydrodynamics – Similarity – Cavitation
  • Basic turbo-machinery conception
    Francis turbine geometry
    Pelton turbines
    Pumps design
  • Turbo-machinery calculation
    Current and future tools
    Industrial practice
  • Model- and plant-testing
    Acceptance tests and specific tests
    Model and prototype instrumentation
  • Specific applications
    Fluid pumping other than water (oil, hydrogen)
    Operational problems
Participants

Should attend this program :

  • industrial engineers and researchers interested in specializing or improving turbo-machinery
  • technical universities academic staff
  • graduate students in engineering
Speakers
  • This intensive course is led by the following academic representatives :

    Professor F. AVELLAN, Ph. D. in Engineering
    Chair of Hydraulic Machines
    Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)

    Professor J.-L. KUENY, Ph. D. in Engineering
    Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Hydraulique et de Mécanique de Grenoble,
    Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (France)

  • Associated engineers and/or researchers from :

    GE-HYDRO, EDF, SULZER PUMPS, EPFL-STI/LMH, ANDRITZ HYDRO CANADA, HYDRO-QUEBEC, ANDRITZ HYDRO-VEVEY, INPG, POWER VISION, …

Applications conditions

University Degree (or Diploma) in Engineering (or equivalent) or relevant education and professional engineering experience in industry.

Course Duration

40 hours