Institut für Energietechnik und Thermodynamik
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Dr. Reinhard WILLINGER
Getreidemarkt 9/302 , A-1060 Vienna, Austria
Room: BA 04 A17

Tel.: +43-1-58801-302403
Fax: +43-1-58801-302399

Research & Working areas

  • Lectures in thermal turbomachinery
  • Axial turbines: tip-leakage flow
  • Diffuser flow
  • Linear cascade wind tunnel
  • Mesurement techniques: pneumatic pressure probes, hot-wire anemometry
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics - CFD


The courses can be retrieved by the following link:


Actual projects

  • Reduction of tip-leakage losses in axial tubines by passive tip injection
  • Adaptive stages for axial turbines
  • Calibration of pneumatic pressure probes under turbomachinery flow conditions
  • Advanced seals for turbomachinery applications
  • Theoretical investigations on the CORDIER-diagram 

Finished projects

  • Interaction between a last gas turbine stage and an exhaust diffuser
  • Secondary- and tip-leakage flow in axial turbine cascades at design and off-design operationg conditions
  • Prediction of the characteristics of a high specific-speed radial blower
  • Computation of the flow field in the wheel-chamber of an industrial steam turbine
  • Computation of the flow field in a gas turbine inlet duct
  • Calculation of the meridional flow in multistage axial compressors using the streamline curvature method
  • Design of a micro turbine
  • Preliminary fluid dynamic design of an air turbine
  • Calculation of pump piston leakage
  • Feasibility study for turbo expander in a refrigerating engine
  • Performance improvement of radial blowers for automatic baking ovens
  • Pump and turbine for application in medical technology
  • Fluid dynamic investigation of a small steam turbine
  • Consulting for design modification of an industrial steam turbine  

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