Investigation of turbochargers

Turbochargers have to be adapted to their specific application and tuned in a way that the increase in pressure is compatible to the combustion engine used. Development cycles are now extremely short and adjustments need to be done quickly. To meet this challenge a broad knowledgebase is crucial. Databases need to be expanded, general knowledge has to be increased and new technologies have to be designed and implemented in order to stay competitive.

Turbine development for future aircraft engines

In cooperation with our project partner from the German aircraft engine industry, we work on challenges in turbine design for future aircraft engines. We simulate the aerodynamic and thermal behavior of new turbine geometries using modern high-resolution methods.

Kiel head calibration

Kiel heads are used to measure total pressure and total temperature in flows with widely varying angles of attack. Their geometric design allows high incidence angles and ensures good measurement results in complex conditions.

Analytical turbomachinery modeling

In cooperation with the Institute of Gas Turbines & Aerospace Propulsion at the Technical University of Darmstadt empirical models for the prediction of turbomachinery characteristics were developed. The prediction of component characteristics is crucial during the early stages of the development cycle when developing a new machine.

Development of a radial compressor for a micro gas turbine

Turbo Science, as part of a cooperative research and development group, is developing a micro gas turbine that has an electrical output power of 30kW. Radial machines are best suited for this dimension where, even with small to medium mass flow rates, high pressure ratios can be realized. Our main task is the dimensioning, design and test of the turbo group.

Feasibility study on the use of supercritical CO2 for waste heat recovery

Internal combustion engines and many industrial applications produce a large amount of process heat, which is often emitted into the immediate surroundings. Thermal engines generally allow to recover waste heat and generate electrical energy, but conventional processes, for example based on steam, are not feasible or efficient for most heat sources.

Product development

We support our clients during the entire development cycle, splitting product development into four phases.