Download the LEC research brochure as PDF (3.8 MB).
Watch our latest wind energy research movie.
The movie presents our current renewable energy research activities including: econometric modelling linking science technology to economics; advanced wind simulation for complex terrain; field experiments on full-scale wind turbines; and controlled experiments on dynamically-scaled wind turbines. > Watch movie
Watch our latest Plasma Science research movie.
The Applied Laser Plasma Science research program, focuses on the engineering of an EUV lithography source collector module, and its operation for space- & time-resolved parametric optimization. > Watch movie
Structure of Near-Wake Turbulence Measured with an Instrumented
Hot Streak Shaping and Migration in an Axial Turbine (Read Abstract)
Influence of Flow Structure on Compound Angled Film Cooling Effectiveness and Heat Transfer (Read Abstract)
The Impact of Ice Formation on Wind Turbine Performance and Aerodynamics (Read Abstract)
Seven-Sensor Fast-Response Probe for Full-Scale Wind Turbine Flowfield Measurements (Read Abstract)
Influence of Rim Seal Purge Flow on the Performance of an Endwall-Profiled Axial Turbine (Read Abstract)
The 2013 ASME Turbo Expo will be held June 3-7, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas, USA. LEC members will present papers related to performance improvements of centrifugal compressors, computational fluid dynamics of wind turbines and wind farms, optimisation of pumped hydro storage and wind farms, and measurements of multi-megawatt wind turbines.
The new LEC intelligent generator, SMiG is featured in the latest edition of 'Globe, No. 4/December 2012'. Download the full pdf (7.0 MB) here.
The 2012 ASME Turbo Expo will be held June 11-15, 2012 in Copenhagen, Denmark. At the Expo, LEC members will present a broad range of papers related to gas, steam and wind turbines.
At the 2012 ASME Turbo Expo to be held to be held June 11-15, 2012 in Copenhagen, Denmark, the Best Paper Award of the Steam Turbine Committee will be presented to the paper “Design Considerations for Axial Steam Turbine Rotor Inlet Cavity Volume and Length Scale.” This paper was presented at the 2011 Turbo Expo in Vancouver, Canada. K. Barmpalias, A. I. Kalfas, and R. S. Abhari of LEC, together with T. Hirano, T. Sasaki and N. Shibukawa from Toshiba, authored the paper. The ASME Turbo Expo is long recognized as the world's leading conference on all aspects of steam and gas turbine technology, and therefore LEC congratulates its colleagues on this achievement.
Three members of the Laboratory presented a paper at the EWEA 2012 Conference in Copenhagen, "Detailed Measurements in the Wake of a 2 MW Wind Turbine".
LEC was awarded a Best Poster Award at EWEA OFFSHORE 2011, the world’s largest offshore wind energy event, which was organised by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA). The poster authored by Kress C., Barber S., Chokani N. and Abhari R.S. and entitled “Improved Modelling of Wakes: Experimental Study and Experimentally Anchored Model,” was presented in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Read Abstract
Members of LEC have recently presented papers at the 10th International Gas Turbine Congress held in Osaka (IGTC 2011). Prof. Abhari participated in a panel discussion on CO2 reduction in power plants together with Japanese panelists from power system companies. Read more.
LEC's Master's student Eugeni Kochman participated in the Young Future Energy Leaders program hosted by Masdar Institute of Science and Technology as part of the World Future Energy Summit 2011 in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
As part of the SF TV Einstein program the LEC has been featured demonstrating the latest wind energy research projects. To view the episode click here.
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