In a recent workshop organised as part of the EU COST Action PEN@Hydropower at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien), participants Francesco De Vanna from Università degli Studi di Padova and David Bermejo Plana from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya showcased their contributions to the H-HOPE project. The event, attended by participants and young professionals from across Europe, aimed to explore the Water Energy Nexus.
During the workshop, the H-HOPE project, was presented. David Bermejo Plana detailed H-HOPE’s energy harvesting technology, spanning from hydraulic power to electric power, utilising oscillating bodies. He covered case studies, infrastructures, and datasets, including operating conditions and flow velocity selection to maximise energy production in an energy harvesting device.
Francesco De Vanna emphasised the significance of achieving and maintaining the lock-in condition between the harvester and the fluid through vortex shedding frequency. This involves tuning the control system to develop a preliminary design and size of the energy harvester and estimate power production.
The workshop, hosted at Vienna University of Technology, provided a platform for sharing insights into new technologies, portable water networks, and monitoring systems within the field of hydropower. The opportunity to present was extended by Eduard Doujak and served as an inspiration for young researchers within the EU COST Action PEN@Hydropower.
A video of the event can be found here.