Laboratory of Fluid Mechanics and Turbomachinery

Department of Mechanical Engineering: 15 years anniversary

Thursday June 15, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Western Macedonia will celebrate its 15th anniversary.
15 years
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Flow 2014

The Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Western Macedonia, actively participated in the 9th Panhellenic Conference Flow 2014 that took place in Athens on 12 and 13 December 2014 with the presentation of nine research studies. The participation of the academic community and the undergraduate students was significant.
(read more here)

10th National Conference on Renewable Energy Sources

The Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Western Macedonia, actively participated in the 10th National Conference on Renewable Energy Sources that took place in Thessaloniki on 26 – 28 November 2014 with the presentation of many research activities on different field of the renewable energy sources (read more here).

ASME Turbo Expo 2014

The Laboratory of Fluid Mechanics and Turbomachinery, participated in the ASME Turbo Expo 2014, 16-20 June, 2014, Düsseldorf, Germany, with the presentation of the research paper:

  • Tourlidakis, A., Vafiadis, K., Stergiannis, N., (2014). Computational Flow Analysis of Wind Farms Using a Simplified Rotor Disc Model With Radially Varying Thrust Coefficient. Proceedings of the ASME TURBO EXPO 2014, 16-20 June, Düsseldorf, Germany.

EWEA 2014, 10-13 March, Barcelona, Spain

The Laboratory of Fluid Mechanics and Turbomachinery presented a scientific poster on “Computational Analysis of a Shrouded Small Scale Vertical Axis Wind Turbine”. The full paper and the poster can be found here.

Poster Session at EWEA 2014 in Barcelona (© EWEA)

EWEA Conference Sessions (© EWEA)

ASME Turbo Expo 2013

The Laboratory of Fluid Mechanics and Turbomachinery, participated in the ASME Turbo Expo 2013, 3-7 June, 2013, San Antonio, Texas, USA, with the presentation of two research papers (as listed below).

  • Tourlidakis, A., Malkogianni, A., Karlopoulos, E., (2013). Combined Heat and Power Generation for a Small Municipality for District Heating Purposes, using Different Fuels. Proceedings of the ASME TURBO EXPO 2013, 3-7 June, San Antonio, Texas, USA.
  • Tourlidakis, A., Vafiadis, K., Andrianopoulos, V., Kalogeropoulos, I., (2013). Aerodynamic Design and Analysis of a Flanged Diffuser Augmented Wind Turbine. Proceedings of the ASME TURBO EXPO 2013, 3-7 June, San Antonio, Texas, USA.

6th International Conference on Clean Coal Technologies CCT2013, 12-16 May, 2013, Thessaloniki, Greece

The Laboratory of Fluid Mechanics and Turbomachinery, actively participated in the 6th International Conference on Clean Coal Technologies CCT2013, 12-16 May, 2013, Thessaloniki, Greece, with the presentation of three different research papers (they are listed below).

  • Efthimiadou, A., Nikolaides, I.P., Tourlidakis, A. – A proposal for SO2 abatement in existing Power Plants using rich in calcium lignite.
  • Panagiotidis, I., Vafiadis, K., Tourlidakis, A., Tomboulides, A. – Study of slagging and fouling mechanisms in a lignite-fired power plant.
  • Tzolakis, G., Papanikolaou, P., Kolokotronis, D., Samaras, N., Tourlidakis, A., Tomboulides, A. – Tool for the simulation and optimization of the operation of a fossil fuel fired power plant.