Fellowship & Grant details

Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (10/03/2013 01.35)

Integration of turbine design in the thermodynamic analysis and optimization of Organic Rankine Cycle engines

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The aim of this research activity is to combine the thermodynamic analysis of Organic Rankine Cycle systems with the design and analysis of the axial and radial expanders in order to find the optimal cycle parameters and working fluids that maximize power output and minimize costs. The use of an organic fluid in place of water in a Rankine cycle provides many advantages that are related not only to the better match between heat source at low/medium temperature and the working fluid but also to the expander design and performance. Due to the high molecular weights, organic fluids show much different thermodynamic properties compared to water and operate with high expansion ratios in regions where the real gas effects are important. Thus, the challenge in this activity is twofold: on the one hand there is the need to derive design rules for axial and radial turbine...

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Research Fields

Engineering - Industrial engineering

Eligibility criteria

comparative assessment and interview

Selection process

comparative assessment of qualifications, scientific and professional curriculum, scientific productivity and interview

Programme Description
Number of awards per year1
Annual budget19367
Frequency of calls12 mesi
International mobility required ?no
Eligible destination country/ies for fellowsItaly
Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residenceAll
Eligibility of fellows: nationality/iesAll
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Fellowship's Details
Career StageExperienced researcher or 4-10 yrs (Post-Doc)
Research ProfilesNot defined
Employment contract with full social securityno
Total amount per fellowship per year19367
Covers salaryyes
Covers travel and subsistenceno
Covers research costsno
Maximum duration of fellowship12
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Funding organisation / Contacts
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale - Università degli Studi di Padova

Public research
Padova - Italy