Tutkijaopettaja Aki Grönman

E-mail: Aki.Gronman@lut.fi
Mobile phone: +358 40 7767 999
ORCID ID: 0000-0002-1686-4378 (Go to ORCID profile)
Uploaded on: 12/04/2019

Current Organisation

I completed my doctoral studies at LUT in 2010. During my time at LUT, I have spent two periods abroad as a visiting researcher. The first one in Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany, took place in 2008. The second time I was a visiting researcher at the University of Stuttgart, Germany, in 2012 during my Post-doctoral period. I have been Associate Professor at LUT since 2014.

Research Interest
I work as an associate professor at the research group of Computational Fluid Dynamics. My main research areas are turbine and compressor aerodynamics and design with special interest in renewable energy production. In turbines, I have concentrated on subsonic, transonic and supersonic designs with ideal and real gases including both wet and dry flows. Whereas, in centrifugal compressors the conducted research has been dealing with subsonic designs including both diffuser and impeller studies.

The first objective of my research is to improve the performance of turbomachinery by better fundamental understanding of the internal flows in turbines and compressors. The found flow mechanisms and loss sources are further applied in the development of improved design methodology. The second objective is to combine different fields of science to solve both global and local energy related problems. I have been involved in studies that combine fluid dynamics and turbomachinery for example with electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, life cycle assessment and social studies.

The research areas include several different energy production processes e.g. Organic Rankine Cycles, steam turbines, gas turbines, micro turbines and wind turbines.

Teaching Experience
I am a lecturer/teacher in two Master's level courses in steam turbines and fluid machinery and a lecturer in two Bachelor's level courses in renewable energy and applied thermodynamics. I have also arranged and lectured a post-graduate course in computational fluid dynamics.

Projects as Co-Investigator

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Fabrication of Surfaces with Reduced Friction Using Nanosecond Laser (2018)
A4 Conference proceedings
Kaakkunen Jarno, Tiainen Jonna, Jaatinen-Värri Ahti, et al.
Procedia Manufacturing
28th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM2018)
Loss Development Analysis of a Micro-Scale Centrifugal Compressor (2018)
A1 Journal article (refereed), original research
Tiainen Jonna, Jaatinen-Värri Ahti, Grönman Aki, et al.
Energy Conversion and Management
Modelling of Low-Reynolds-Number Centrifugal Compressors: Challenges in Performance and Flow Control Prediction (2018)
B3 Unrefereed conference proceedings
Tiainen Jonna, Grönman Aki, Jaatinen-Värri Ahti, et al.
Proceedings of the 6th European Conference on Computational Mechanics (ECCM 6) and 7th European Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics (ECFD)
Nanosecond Laser Ablation of the Trapezoidal Structures for Turbomachinery Applications (2018)
A4 Conference proceedings
Kaakkunen Jarno, Tiainen Jonna, Jaatinen-Värri Ahti, et al.
Procedia Manufacturing
Proceedings of the 8th Swedish Production Symposium (SPS 2018)
Thermodynamic evaluation on the effect of working fluid type and fluids critical properties on design and performance of Organic Rankine Cycles (2018)
A1 Journal article (refereed), original research
Uusitalo Antti, Honkatukia Juha, Turunen-Saaresti Teemu, et al.
Journal of Cleaner Production
Audibility of wind turbine noise indoors – Evidence from mixed method data (2017)
A4 Conference proceedings
Janhunen Sari, Grönman Aki, Hynynen Katja, et al.
2017 IEEE 6th International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications (ICRERA)
Direct Liquid Cooling Method verified with an Axial-Flux Permanent-Magnet Traction Machine Prototype (2017)
A1 Journal article (refereed), original research
Lindh Pia, Petrov Ilya, Jaatinen-Värri Ahti, et al.
Effect of Free-Stream Velocity Definition on Boundary Layer Thickness and Losses in Centrifugal Compressors (2017)
A4 Conference proceedings
Tiainen Jonna, Jaatinen-Värri Ahti, Grönman Aki, et al.
ASME Turbo Expo 2017: Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition
Flow Control Methods and Their Applicability in Low-Reynolds-Number Centrifugal Compressors - A Review (2017)
A2 Review article, literature review, systematic review
Tiainen Jonna, Grönman Aki, Jaatinen-Värri Ahti, et al.
International Journal of Turbomachinery, Propulsion and Power
Influence of Reynolds Number Variation Method on Centrifugal Compressor Loss Generation (2017)
A4 Conference proceedings
Tiainen Jonna, Jaatinen-Värri Ahti, Grönman Aki, et al.
Proceedings of the European Turbomachinery Conference
Proceedings of 12th European Conference on Turbomachinery Fluid dynamics & Thermodynamics, ETC12

Computational Fluid Dynamics
Energy storage
Renewable energy
Turbulent Flow

Last updated on 2019-12-04 at 08:58