To succeed in reaching
the ambitious sustainability goals in energy production, many different renewable
energy sources are investigated. Nowadays great attention is devoted towards
the economically exploitation of freely available low-temperature heat sources
and the organic Rankine cycle (ORC) technology is one
of the most promising power technologies for the exploitation of such. To put
the developed theory into practice, an experimental ORC test rig is set up at
the DTU MEK laboratories.
The objective of the
project is to design a flexible experimental set-up for small-scale ORC
expanders in the power output range of 1-10kW, to enable deeper investigations on
The project is part of
the development of a novel expander design concept and therefore offers the
possibility to gain deeper insights into essential steps of a product design
process. The design of a test rig consists of the following 4 steps:
of auxiliary equipment to the DTU supply infrastructure.
the test bench including the selection of suitable measurement instrumentation.
Run up and
calibration of sensors.
in the first experiments.
The expected outcome of this project is a
modular experimental set-up for organic Rankine Cycles. Furthermore, it is expected that the student can participate
at the first experiments.
The project will be carried out at the
Thermal Energy Section (TES) of the Mechanical Engineering Department (MEK).
According to the personal preferences of the candidate, the specific topic and
extend of the work can be adjusted (special course, final project for a
Bachelor or Master student). For more information, please do not hesitate to
get in contact with
Matthias Geiselhart (firstname.lastname@example.org) or
Fredrik Haglind (email@example.com).
Working title: Design of a test rig for organic Rankine cycles (ORC) power technology
CAD software, planning and organisational talent, good communication skills