Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Department/Institute: Institute of Thermal Power Engineering
Contact person: Assoc. prof. Ing. Michal Masaryk, PhD.
Contact: +421 2 52 961 719
web page: http://www.sjf.stuba.sk/generate_page.php?page_id=3265
Two laboratories are situated at Námestie slobody 17 in Bratislava. There are research and pedagogical devices installed from field of energetics and fluid flow. For example:
The second laboratory is focused on the research of low potential heat technology (mainly cooling). Includes workplaces with research sorption cooling systems (two absorption chillers), thermal solar collectors system (installed on the roof). Equipment allows research of cooling units as well as various methods of operation and combinations. In last time have been started research of alternative cooling methods for photovoltaic panels.
Research project of APVV in cooperation with VUJE, a.s.
Fig. 1: Workplace with wind tunnel, in the right side is visible suction nozzle. The measure chamber has side panels made from transparent material with possibility of visual processing of experiments by vision equipment. Other parts of the tunnel are located in the underground of the laboratory.
Fig. 2 Experimental device with physical model of the nuclear reactor VVER 440 fuel assembly for investigating the velocity and temperature profiles at the fuel assembly outlet. To heated water flow is inleting cold water to simulate temperature discontinuity, that is recorded by combined probes at the three measuring planes at the fuel assembly outlet.
Fig. 3 Models of absorption chillers, with cooling capacity 1kW and 8kW.