Chirag Trivedi

Researcher

Faculty of Engineering
+47 73593849
Vannkraftlaboratoriet, Gløshaugen, Alfred Getz vei 4

Background and activities

I am responsible for specific tasks in four research projects.

HydroFlex: The project to meet the challenge of increasing the flexibility of hydropower by performing well-focused research and innovation actions on the key bottlenecks of hydropower plants that restricts their capability to have many start-stops and high ramping rates. I am leader of workpackage-3 (Flexibility of turbines - Develop a variable speed Francis turbine that accommodates high ramping rates and 30 start-stops per day without significantly affecting the operating lifetime and efficiency) in this project.

HiFrancis: Under this project, I am responsible for numerical investigations of a high head Francis turbine. The research works includes development of efficient procedure to perform fluid-structure analysis in a hydraulic turbine. The aim is to develop a guideline for the industrial numerical simulations that includes robust verification and validation techniques as well as reduced computational cost.

FME HydroCen: This is one of a kind project in NTNU. The focus is to determine the unsteady pressure fluctuations at different locations in the turbine under variable-speed configurations. Design and development of a variable-speed Francis turbine.

Francis-99: I am the lead member of Francis-99 committee. The Francis-99 provides an open platform to the interested researchers to perform very challenging numerical simulations of hydraulic turbine. The interested research group perform numerical simulations on the provided test-case using their novel idea and the obtained results are presented in the workshop. Necessary experimental data, geometry of the test-case, and mesh are provided freely to the researchers.


Ph. D. | IIT Roorkee, India. | LTU Sweden.


Member of professional society/association

- ASME
- ASCE
- IAHR
- ERCOFTAC


Reviewer

1. AIPPOF
2. ASCEHYENG
3. ASMEJFE, AMR
4. ElsevierAPEN, CAFEGYFIHYDRODJSVMSSP, RENE, RSER
5. EmeraldEC
6. MDPIEnergies, Fluids
7. SpringerBMSE
8. Taylor & FrancisTCFM


Publications and citations, lead(co) author

Year 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Total
NSD level-1 2 2 4(3) 4(2) 5(3) 17(8)
NSD level-2 1 0 0 0 2 3
Published 3 2 4(3) 4(2) 7(3) 20(8)

Citations: Google Scholar - 550 (h-index 13), Scopus - 390 (h-index 11)
ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-2198-8981 | ResearcherID | Web of Science