Institute of Thermal Turbomachinery and Machine Dynamics (3190)

  • 8010

    Inffeldgasse 25/A Graz


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Conference and Workshop organisation: * First European Conference on "Turbomachinery, Fluid dynamics and thermodynamic aspects, computational methods" (VDI 1185), "Experimental Fluid Dynamics Special Problems in Turbomachinery" (VDI 1186), (1.-3. März 1995, Erlangen) (O.Univ.Prof. Jericha, member organisation committee). * ASME COGEN TURBO POWER '95 Conference (23.-25.August 1995, Wien), 105 oral presentations, 769 attendees from 25 nations (O.Univ.-Prof. Dr. H. Jericha, European Coordinator). * Workshop "Biomasse-Heizkraftwerk mit inversem Gasturbinenprozeß", (30.Mai 1996, Graz), 4 oral presentations, 22 attendees (O.Univ.-Prof. Dr. H. Jericha). * Workshop "Staubbeladene Strömung" (31.Mai 1996, Graz), 6 oral presentations, 22 attendees (O.Univ.-Prof. Dr. H. Jericha). * Workshop "Laser-Doppler-Anemometer User -Meeting" (12.Juni 1996, Graz), 9 oral presentations, 28 attendees (Univ.-Doz. Dr. J. Woisetschläger). * Second European Conference on "Turbomachinery, Fluid dynamics and thermodynamics" (5.-7.März 1997, Antwerpen) (O.Univ.Prof. Jericha,member organisation committee). * Kraft-Wärme Kopplung Euroforschung Branchentage (4.September 1997, Wien) (O.Univ.Prof. Jericha, scientific chair). * Workshop "CFD-Workshop" (22. Jänner 1998, Graz), 6 oral presentations, 15 attendees (Dr. W. Sanz). awards: * START-AWARD 1996 , Univ.-Doz. Dr. J. Woisetschläger , "Non-intrusive optical diagnostics of turbulent flows in turbomachinery". patents: * 10 patent application had been submitted to the Austrian patent office (Österr. Patentamt) Further international patent application concerning the reuse of hydrogen and oxygen obtained from water splitting in a thermal power plant. Short Description: The Institute specialises in research and education in the field of compressors, gas and steam turbines and their application in modern power plants, airplanes and vehicles. The results of the research work serve to improve the design of turbo machines, which leads to higher reliability, longer life time and remarkably higher efficiencies. The second field of activity of the institute is machine dynamics, which covers vibrations in all fields of mechanical engineering, including acoustics. The institute contributes to the improvement of vibrational and acoustic behaviour of all kind of machines. The large experimental facilities include a 3 MW compressor station supplying compressed air to a test turbine rig, which allows to continuously operate transonic turbine stages in full flow similarity. A transonic wind tunnel allows detailed flow investigations. For flow and vibration diagnostics various laser techniques, an infrared camera system and standard diagnostic techniques are used.

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Turbines Engineering & Materials Science
Rotors Engineering & Materials Science
Aerodynamics Engineering & Materials Science
Ducts Engineering & Materials Science
Struts Engineering & Materials Science
Computational fluid dynamics Engineering & Materials Science
Flow fields Engineering & Materials Science
Engines Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 1987 2019

Discussion of laser interferometric vibrometry for the determination of heat release fluctuations in an unconfined swirl-stabilized flame

Greiffenhagen, F., Peterleithner, J., Woisetschläger, J., Fischer, A., Gürtler, J. & Czarske, J. 2019 In : Combustion and flame. 201, p. 315-327

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Acoustic, Aerodynamic and Aeroelastic Comparison of Different Low Pressure Turbine Exit Guide Vane Designs

Zenz, M., Simonassi, L., Selic, T., Schönleitner, F., Heitmeir, F. & Marn, A. 13 Jun 2018

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Adapting the zero-emission Graz Cycle for hydrogen combustion and investigation of its part load behavior

Sanz, W., Braun, M., Jericha, H. & Platzer, M. F. Feb 2018 In : International journal of hydrogen energy. 43, p. 5737-5746 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Activities 1977 2018


Sanz, W. (Speaker)

Activity: Science to scienceTalk at conference or symposium

Shock and Vibration (Journal)

Marn, A. (Peer reviewer)
2018 → …

Activity: Peer review of manuscripts

Elmar Christof Fuchs

30 Aug 20183 Sep 2018

Activity: Hosting an academic visitor


2003 Best Paper Award

Wolfgang Sanz (Recipient), 15 Jun 2004

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Austrian Champions in European Research 2009

Franz Heitmeir (Recipient), 16 Sep 2009

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Austrian Champions in European Research 2009

Franz Heitmeir (Recipient), Jakob Woisetschläger (Recipient) & Wolfgang Sanz (Recipient), 16 Sep 2009

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Technische Universität Graz geht in die Luft

Franz Heitmeir, Emil Göttlich, Ulrike Keller & Susanne Eigner


1 media contribution

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Mit Haifischhaut durch die Lüfte strömen

Franz Heitmeir, Emil Göttlich, Ulrike Keller & Susanne Eigner


1 media contribution

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Projects 1994 2022