Prof. Madlener (JARA-ENERGY) attends the Editorial Board Member Meeting 2017 of Applied Energy and the 9th International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE) 2017 on “Energizing the Future” in Cardiff, Wales (UK), where he gives a presentation on “System Cost Uncertainty of Micro Fuel Cell Cogeneration and Storage” (joint work with Laurens Löbberding). He is accompanied by Kai Risthaus who presents a joint paper on “Economic Analysis of Electricity Storage Based on Heat Pumps and Thermal Storage Units in Large-Scale Thermal Power Plants.
A transonic centrifugal compressor was aerodynamically optimized at the Institute of Jet Propulsion and Turbomachinery, headed by JARA-ENERGY member Prof. Peter Jeschke, by means of a numerical optimization process. The main applications of these compressors are among others turbochargers of ships, power stations, diesel locomotives, or small gas turbines, small jet engines and auxiliary power units.
In order to provide help for the forging operator the IBF is working on very fast forging simulation models. With these models it is possible to simulate the current pass much faster than in real time. This method has been tested on industrial scale forging presses.
The projects (Energy oriented Center of Excellence EoCoE) aim is to strengthen Europe’s existing leadership in high-performance computing (HPC) and accelerate the transition to a reliable and low carbon energy supply.
Si-Air batteries are currently an interesting perspective for the development of next generation batteries. Unfortunately, nowadays realized prototypes do not reach the theoretical capacity. The group Applied Interface Electrochemistry led by JARA-ENERGY member Juniorprofessor Dr. Florian Hausen is investigating the evolution of the surface structure in order to gain a better understanding of the...
The Institute for Materials Applications in Mechanical Engineering of RWTH Aachen University, headed by JARA-ENERGY member Prof. Christoph Broeckmann, work (among other subjects) on the challenge to adjust cast iron perfectly to the use for wind turbins.