InstituteTeam
Dipl.-Ing. Tim Kluge

Dipl.-Ing. Tim Kluge

Dipl.-Ing. Tim Kluge
Address
An der Universität 1
30823 Garbsen
Building
Room
203
Address
An der Universität 1
30823 Garbsen
Building
Room
203
Position
Research Staff
Institute of Turbomachinery and Fluid Dynamics

MAIN FOCUS

  • Aerodynamics of axial turbines
  • Cavities and labyrinth seals in axial turbines

Forschungsthemen

Development of Design Methods for Small Wind Turbines

The efficiency of turbomachinery may be increased by a reduction of secondary flows. One approach to this goal is the use of blade shrouds with labyrinth seals to reduce cavity leakage flows. In cooperation with MTU Aero Engines AG the generation of loss is investigated in an aerodynamic study of optimised blade shrouds. To this end (1) a cavity test rig is designed and commissioned to test specialised instrumentation, (2) numerical models are validated for the application, (3) a reference and an optimised shroud design are investigated experimentally in an axial turbine, and (4) experiments are post-test-analysed and design recommendations are derived.

CURRICULUM VITAE

  • Work Experience
    • 2013

    Internship: Siemens AG, Testing & Validation for Gas Turbines, Berlin

    • 2014-present

    Research Assistant: Institute of Turbomchinery and Fluid Dynamics

    • 2016-present

     Groupleader: Axial Turbine

  • Studies
    • 2007-2014

    Mechanical Engineering (B.Sc and M.Sc.): Leibniz Universität Hannover

    Diploma Thesis: Selection, Implementation and Validation of Methods for Measurement and Analysis of Time-Resolved Flow Field Measurements in a Modell Air Turbine

    Project Thesis: Development of a data processing structure for the evaluation of extensive measurement data with integrated measurement uncertainty analysis

    Project Thesis: Segregation Characteristics of Gas-fluidised Particle Beds with Wide Particle Size Distributions (University of Bristol, Bristol, UK)

    • 2014-present

    Doctoral Studies: Institute of Turbomchinery and Fluid Dynamics, Leibniz Universität Hannover