• Measurements and diagnostics of Thermo acoustic oscillations and structural vibrations in combustors

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IFRF Member Jim Kok of the University of Twente in The Netherlands has informed us about an interesting wokshop on Thermo Acoustic Oscillations and Structural Vibrations that will be held in Enschede on 19th and 20th of January 2006.

He wrote:

At the University of Twente we have the FLUISTCOM project on Thermo Acoustics in gas turbines. It focuses on the interaction between thermo acoustic oscillations in the combustor and structural vibrations of the liner. Goal is to have a light, robust and non oscillating liner, despite occasional heavy combustion roar. The project is in the framework of the Marie Curie program and involves PhD students in a cooperation between CERFACS (Toulouse), DLR (Stuttgart), Queens University (Belfast), CIMNE (Barcelona), Siemens PG (Muelheim ad Ruhr) and University of Twente.

On 19 and 20 January 2006 at the University of Twente in enschede, NL, a workshop will be organized on the topic of “measurements and diagnostics of Thermo acoustic oscillations and structural vibrations in combustors”. Experienced researchers in the field, a.o., researchers of Siemens. KEMA and Alstom, will give presentations. Also the UT test rig (5 bar, 500 kW natural gas premixed combustor) will be demonstrated with laser vibrometer, Planar Laser induced Fluoresence and Chemiluminescence and pressure transducers. The fee is a modest 150 euros, including catering, to allow all PhD students and others to attend.

I would like to invite anyone interested in thermo acoustic vibrations, and how to diagnosticize them.

With best regards.

Jim Kok

You can find more information about the workshop and the brochure of the event in the IFRF Calendar Of Technical Event at this page http://www.calendar.ifrf.net/event.html?id=148.