Three Croatian faculties have been awarded eur 0.6 million of european funding for wind turbine research project
Over the next two years, more than 20 scientists from three Croatian faculties in conjunction with professionals from KONČAR-Electrical Engineering Institute will work on a EUR 0.6 million EU project – the development of an advanced wind turbine control system
Scientists from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture at the University of Zagreb, the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing at the University of Zagreb and the Faculty of Civil Engineering at the University of Rijeka have been awarded funding of about EUR 0.6 millionfrom the EU IPA III C programme to increase the competence of the Croatian HEIs (Higher Education Institution) and industry in the areas of structural integrity, monitoring and the control of dynamically loaded engineering structures. The objective of the project is to establish the centre of excellence for structural health analysis and to establish cooperation between the involved HEIs and industry for mutual benefit, with a significant involvement of students. By achieving the stated objective, the final beneficiaries, such as future students, community and national economy in general, will be supported, since knowledge growth and the increased competence of students and engineers will lead to the overall enhancement of economy and society.
In the scope of the project named Centre of Excellence for Structural Health, the knowledge and expertise of four interdisciplinary research groups will be combined, including three partners from two Universities and one associate coming from the business sector (KONČAR-Electrical Engineering Institute, Inc.). During the project, extensive research on the KONČAR-Wind Turbine of 2.5 MW will be conducted in order to develop an advanced wind turbine control system. The allocated EU funds will be used not only for procuring equipment and salaries for four newly employed young researchers, but also for the education of scientists, students and professionals from business sector through holding seminars, workshops and conferences. New partners from the industry and the international scientific community, interested in the collaboration in research and development or in international scientific projects, will be attracted.
|Name||Centre of Excellence for Structural Health (CEEStructHealth)|
|Beneficiary||Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture at the University of Zagreb|
|Responsible body||Ministry of Science, Education and Sports|
|Conducts||Central Finance and Contracting Agency|
Prof. dr. sc. Zdenko Tonković, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Arhitecture, Ivana Lučića 5, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia