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A French Technology Transfer Office offers a innovative algorithm for designing turbine blades

Country of origin:
Country: 
FRANCE
Opportunity:
External Id: 
TOFR20180726001
Published
26/07/2018
Last update
24/02/2020
Expiration date
05/09/2020

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Construction engineering (design, simulation)
Turbines
Hydropower
Wind energy
Food Processing
Hydro-electric
Wind energy
Marine energy
Other Industrial Products (not elsewhere classified)
Other research and experimental development on natural sciences and engineering
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Summary

Summary: 
A French Technology Transfer Office (TTO) offers an innovative algorithm for designing turbine blades. The French TTO is looking for interested industrial designers for a licensing agreement or for a technological cooperation agreement.

Description

Description: 

A French Technology Transfer Office (TTO) is acting on behalf of major laboratories in the Paris region, has designed and patented a method for designing turbine blades.

* Market challenges :
For the design of blades, whether for wind/water turbines or agri-food mixers, it has become necessary to benchmark new materials according to the size and/or use of the piece. Whether for resistance or performance issues, many parameters must be considered.

if the designing methods for large blades are well known and the market is mature, there are still opportunities in the development of small wind turbines (less than 10 meters) for individuals. There are also needs in the agrofood industry for more efficient blades for industrial agitators.

* State of the art :
Currently, small blades of wind turbines are designed with the same parameters as large which does not make them optimal especially as it becomes necessary to use new materials always lighter and stronger. The same design techniques are used for water turbines and agri-food agitators.

* Proposed technology :
The laboratory has developed an algorithm for designing turbine blades. Depending on a selected material, it allows to calculate the best possible dynamics for the blade and thus to deduce its shape, taking into account in particular their Young's modulus and their density. The algorithm can also extend the optimal working regime of the turbine blade.

*partnership :

The partner sought could be a company interested in :
- a license agreement (the TTO is able to negotiate directly the intellectual property transactions for specific applications), or
- a technical cooperation agreement in order to improve an existing device with this method.

*Keywords :
#blades
#wind
#hydrokinetic
#power windmill
#conversion rate

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
The developed algorithm allows to : - design of both vertical and horizontal blades. - design of active and passive blades. - have a large operative range - manufacture with low energy - set-up easily a new model

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Under development/lab tested

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
The partner sought could be a wind or a hydro turbine manufacturers interested in : - a license agreement (the TTO is able to negotiate directly the intellectual property transactions for specific applications), or - a technical cooperation agreement in order to improve an existing device with this method.

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
SME 11-50,SME <10,>500 MNE,251-500,SME 51-250,>500