The FLEXTURBINE consortium is built around an industrially initiated nucleus: Core representatives of the European turbine industry have joined forces and involved leading European universities and research institutes to address the identified research and technology questions. They will cooperate to achieve the project objectives, sharing experience and know-how and developing results with complementary skills. The following figure outlines the contributions of each partner to the FLEXTURBINE topics and the impact on the future market drivers for flexible energy generation.
The consortium setup comprises all steps of the value chain and thus ensures that the technology is applied as soon as possible. The industrial design capabilities are complemented by selected high profile university departments, which are also involved in modelling activities as well as in preforming rig and component tests.

Fig. 1 - Partners Contribution and Impact


Consortium Map & Partner Details

University of Belgrad

The University of Belgrade is the oldest and the largest university in Serbia. Nowadays, the University 

of Belgrade consists of 31 schools, 11 research institutes, and 8 centres. The Faculty of Mechanical Engineer-ing has close to 400 employees, including about 250 working in teaching and research. Currently, about 3,000 students are studying at t the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and about 400 students per year graduate. The Laboratory of Thermal Turbomachinery, headed by Prof. Dr. Milan Petrovic, has long experience in the field of thermal turbomachinery design, testing and optimization.  New methodology for aerodynamic design of gas turbines, steam turbines, turbocompressors and in-house codes were developed. The laboratory was included in development of new gas turbines for several world leading turbomachinery producers

Role in the project

The Laboratory of Thermal Turbomachinery has established a new system for aero design of thermal 

tur-bomachinery which was well validated by experimental data and confirmed in several industrial projects performed in the past.

The Laboratory of Thermal Turbomachinery’s contribution comprises the development and validation of a tool for analysis and diagnosis of the overall performance of gas turbine engines. In particular, focus is laid on flow calculation, performance and operational behaviour.


Personnel involved

Prof. Milan Petrovic

Full professor and head of Laboratory of Thermal Turbomachinery at the University of Belgrade, 

Ph.D. 1995 University Hannover, post-doc at Pennsylvania State University, more than 30 years of experience in aerodynamic design of thermal turbomachinery.