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- Fields of Research: * Theoretical Research: The numerical simulation of hydraulic systems is very important for the strategy of the institute. The fields of application cover both the one dimensional fluid mechanics in pipings / water hammer calculation and the complete 3D - simulation of hydraulic fluid machinery and systems such as pumps, turbines, valves, torque converters, etc. * Experimental Research: The institute's laboratory sets us apart from other Universities in the European Competition. The equipment covers among other things: - 4-quadrant test rig: main pump ~200 [ KW ], diameters of up to approx.. 300 [ mm ], motor/generator 65 [ KW ], run-off water boiler up to 0.1 [ bar ] absolute pressure, vibration measurement in the non-rotating and rotating system (strain gauges) - sensor technology test facility: maximally 4 different pumps with separate cycles, apparatus for the measurement of acceleration + high frequency pressure sensors - air test bench: up to 590 [ mm ] impeller diameters, 15 [ KW ] installed power, laser-Doppler anemometer, adjustable, rotating 5-Hole Probe - pressure surge test bench: - various small test rigs: - manufacturing with CNC- and conventional machine tools * Market analysis and strategy: We intend on cover the entire value-creating process, which makes it necessary to analyse the market and the competitors properly. Therefore we continuous accomplish market analysis on new products and technologies, which are required for a further implementing close to the market and provide a basic for any market and analysing activity. - University course "Pumpenfachingenieur": This university course, arranged on our lead management, provides the participants in the form of a correspondence course with specialist knowledge of first-class experts of the pump industry. - Expert Conference "Pumpen in der Verfahrenstechnik, Raffinerie, Abwasser, Papier": This Expert-Conference, hosted by the institute of hydraulic fluid machinery, developed itself to the most distinguished in its German field in the past years. Short Description: The Institute treats the entire industrial value-creating process in the industry for hydraulic machinery and blowers, beginning at the market demand, running through our core competence research and development up to production and marketing of new product ideas as well as beginning at the test facility up to a virtual prototype: Theoretical and experimental research on turbines, pumps, fans, valves, torque converters surge tanks, blades, suction tubes as well as transients in hydraulic and process installations. Investigation and optimization of industrial business and innovation processes in the field of hydraulic machines.

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Power plants Engineering & Materials Science
Turbines Engineering & Materials Science
Computational fluid dynamics Engineering & Materials Science
Francis turbines Engineering & Materials Science
Surge tanks Engineering & Materials Science
Cavitation Engineering & Materials Science
Belt drives Engineering & Materials Science
Power generation Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 1996 2019

Entwicklung eines Saugrohres mittels numerischer Strömungsberechnung

Benigni, H. & Schiffer-Rosenberger, J., 29 Oct 2019, Strom aus der Salzach: Das Kraftwerk Gries. Anker, F. (ed.). Salzburg, Wien: Residenz Verlag, p. 121-126 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Kavitation bei hydraulischen Maschinen – Messung, numerische Simulation und Schadensbilder

Benigni, H., 26 Sep 2019, 22. Internationales Anwenderforum Kleinwasserkraftwerke. Freiburg im Breisgau, Vol. 22.. p. 9-17 9 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionResearchpeer-review

Activities 1989 2018

Development of a cross-flow-turbine by using 3D-CFD-calculations

Christian Bodner (Speaker)
7 Sep 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk at conference or symposiumScience to science

Schulung zur Qualifikation des Prüfers von Rohrleitungen gemäß ÖNORM B5050

Stefan Leithner (Participant)
29 Oct 201830 Oct 2018

Activity: Participation in or organisation ofWorkshop, seminar or course (Participation in/Organisation of)


Stefan Höller-Litzlhammer (Speaker)
15 Feb 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationTalk at conference or symposiumScience to science


Best Paper Award

Christian Bodner (Recipient), 6 Oct 2016

Prize: Prizes / Medals / Awards

Press / Media

Schalldämpfer für Mölltaler Kraftwerk


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Turbinenprofis am Werk

Benno Wiesenberger & Jürgen Schiffer-Rosenberger


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Energieeffiziente Pumpensysteme

Benno Wiesenberger


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Projects 1995 2021