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Power Engineering and Energy Management Chair
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture
Department of Energy, Power Engineering and Environment

 Contact data
StreetIvana Lucica 5 
ZIP, City, State 10000 - Zagreb (Croatia) 
 Contact person

prof.dr.sc. Neven Duic (Head of Power Eng. and Energy Man. Chair)
 Employees in RTD
 Activities in Research and Development

 RTD sectors:
» Energy storage and supply     
» Energy production/transformation     
» Fossil energy      
» Renewable energy     
» Energy efficiency     
» Other energy topics     

 Area of expertise (keywords)
» power engineering
» control and system dynamics
» computational fluid dynamics
» combustion engineering
» energy economics, management and planning
» energy management
» energy efficiency
» conventional and renewable energy
» hydrogen technology and economy
» climate change and energy policy
 RTD Experiences

 RTD focus of organization
Chair offers education, research and development in Energy Engineering and Energy Management

 Description of RTD activities
R&D highlights are:

Process Dynamics & Control
-analysis of thermal power plant control system design and performance
-analysis of plant response to power system requirements (frequency support)
-advanced control concepts application
-simulation of power plant dynamics, application of detailed and low order models

Energy Planning and Policy
-asustainable energy development
-cogeneration, http://powerlab.fsb.hr/lifecrochp
-renewable energy, http://powerlab.fsb.hr/adeg
-feed in tarrif systems for coogeneration
-biofuels policy
-restructuring energy markets
-influence of climate change policy to energy planning
-Renewislands methodology for integrated resource and energy planning
-H2RES energy planning tool, http://powerlab.fsb.hr/h2res

Energy Management and Economics
-cost analysis
-energy efficiency
-power plant optimisations, ACOM tool
-cogeneration optimisation, µCogen tool

Computational Fluid Dynamics
-implementation of combustion and radiation models into SWIFT/FIRE http://powerlab.fsb.hr/avl/
-modeling of casting, flows in turbines, wind mesoscale models, FLUENT
-OpenFOAM cooperation
-3D mathematical modeling of processes in furnace, in house ZONAL code
-CFD numerical methods for calculating turbulent flow ship wave resistance modelling

Combustion Engineeering
-NOx pollutant model for AVL code FIRE
-Eulerian spray modelling
-autoignition modelling

Power equipment design
-furnaces and waste heat boilers

Power plant design and optimisation
-thermal power plants
-cogeneration plants
-geothermal power plants
-solar PV power plants
-hydrogen power plants
-biomass power plants and cogeneration plants
-power plant control

 Experiences in international Programmes
Projects Financed by European Commission

SMART: Strategies to proMote small scAle hydro electRicity producTion in Europe, 2008-11, Prof. Neven Duić
FLICK THE SWITCH: Instigating Simple Energy Efficient Behavioural Practices in Schools Getting Energy, 2009-2010, Prof. Neven Duić
BIOSIRE: Biofuels and Electric Propulsion Creating Sustainable Transport in Tourism Resorts, 2008-2011, Prof. Neven Duić
STORIES: Addressing barriers to STORage technologies for increasing the penetration of Intermittent Energy Sources, 2007-10, Prof. Neven Duić
GERONIMO: Getting Energy Reduction on Agendas in Industrial Manufacturing Operations, 2007-2009, Prof. Neven Duić

ADEG: Advanced Decentralised Energy Generation Systems in Western Balkans, 2004-07, Prof. Željko Bogdan
WEB-ENV: Development of Environmental Guidelines for the Region of Western Balkans, 2005-07, Prof. Neven Duić
WEB-MOB: Development of researchers mobility policy guidelines for the region of Western Balkans, 2005-08, Prof. Neven Duić

LIFECROCHP: Sustainable Development of Croatia Capacity in CHP Sector, 2002-04, Prof. Željko Bogdan

SDEWES: Dubrovnik Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, 2001-03, Prof. Željko Bogdan

 Organisation is/was involved in projects funded by the following RTD programmes
  Coordinator  Partner 
EU Framework Programme (FP)

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2010-04-23 / 2010-04-26