TOBB ETU Water Turbine Design and Tests Infrastructure Project (2011-2016)

HYDRO Project Team:

Supported by the Ministry of Development and TOBB, Budget: 20 million TL (8 million Euros), September 2011-March 2016. Project coordinator: Prof. Dr. Selin Aradag

Within the scope of the project, the installation works of three laboratories constituting the hydro infrastructure were carried out. Hydro, which consists of a Computer Aided Design Office, Turbine Production Workshop and Water Turbine Test Facility, stands out as the facility with the largest installed test power in the world with 2 MW. Model turbine tests are carried out in accordance with IEC 60193 standards with two bidirectional 1 MW pumps, advanced measurement systems, calibration facilities in the facility. The center, which was established with the support of the Ministry of Development and TOBB, operates as an independent research center where the design, model production and tests of water turbines can be done from one place. It is aimed to develop know-how, which is insufficient especially in the design of water turbines in Turkey, within the framework of university-industry cooperation, which TOBB ETU has adopted as a mission.