Division of Thermal Power Engineering, Department of Energy Sciences,
Faculty of Engineering, Lund University
Postal address: Avdelningen för
Institutionen för Energivetenskaper, LTH, Box 118, SE-221 00 Lund,
Sweden Visiting address: Ole Römers Väg 1,
4th floor Web page:http://www.tpe.energy.lth.se/
The research in this Division focuses on methods
for analysing and optimizing thermal power stations. Special attention
is given to Gas Turbines and new cycles based on gas turbines including
combined cycles based on gasified biomass, evaporative gas turbine
cycles and Fuel cells integrated with gas turbines.
Professor Mohsen Assadi (photo) still works part of his time (10 %) at Lund University, but since 2007 he has his main affiliation to University of Stavanger in Norway, where he works as Professor of Gas Technology. He is also Chief Scientist in a research group on new energy, risk management and well construction, at the International Research Institute of Stavanger AS (IRIS).
Research connected to South Asia
In November 2006, Prof. Mohsen
Assadi received a minor
Swedish research Links grant for a project about Indian coal-based
power stations. The project is titled ”Development
of Artificial Neural Network Simulation and Condition Monitoring
Tools for Coal Based Power and Cogeneration Plants of India”,
and will be carried out in collaboration with Associate Professor
Sudipta De (photo), Reader
at the Dept.
of Mechanical Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India. See
SASNET’s list of South Asia related projects given Swedish
Research Links grants in 2006. Project abstract: Simulation and condition monitoring
tools are very useful for better performance and reduced emissions
from power and CHP plants. Such tools using artificial intelligence
(AI) techniques and information technology (IT) are proved to be ‘high
value, low cost’ options. Artificial
Neural Network (ANN) is one such option, which is already proved to be useful
for gas turbine based systems. In this project development of simulation and
condition monitoring tools for coal based power and CHP plants has been proposed.
Models will be developed at component as well as system levels. The experience
of simulation of coal based plants of the Indian investigator and real life plant
data from India will be combined with the knowledge and experience of ANN applications
for plant monitoring and environmental performance of the Swedish investigator
for this purpose. This may help Indian power sectors with a better performance
and reduced emissions contributing to an improved quality of life locally and
reducing environmental degradation globally. More information.
By 2011, the project has been completed. Prof. Asadi and Dr. De ( still at Jadavpur University) however plans for a follow-up project in some form.
During the period August–October 2010, Sudipta De spent time at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, as a scholarship holder under the Erasmus Mundus Action 2 programme India4EU (coordinated by Politecnico di Torino, Italy) – more information.