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 write and design a data
acquisition (DAQ) and control software for the organic Rankine cycle (ORC)
experimental test set-up.
DAQ is the process of
measuring an electrical or physical phenomenon such as voltage, current,
temperature, pressure, and much more with a PC. The project involves the selection
of suitable measurement instrumentation, measurement hardware and creating as
well as testing the software, preferably written in LabVIEW. The student will
develop a great understanding of the measurement process as well as strengthen
his troubleshooting skills by systematically find the source of a problem with
simple tricks and tests and then employ a solution to that problem.
The expected outcome of this project is the
control and data acquisition software to test, monitor, control and analyze an experimental
set-up for organic Rankine cycles.
The project will be carried out at the
Thermal Energy Section (TES) of the Mechanical Engineering Department.
According to the personal preferences of the candidate, the specific topic and
extend of the work can be adjusted (special course or master thesis). For more
information, please do not hesitate to get in contact with
Matthias Geiselhart (email@example.com) or
Fredrik Haglind (firstname.lastname@example.org).Working title:
Design of a data acquisition and control software for an Organic Rankine Cycles (ORC) test rig
Eagerness to learn about LabView, Measurement and instumentation technologies