On July 27th, UNIST signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) and CD-Adapco to accelerate the development of gas turbine component technologies.
The gas turbine is an internal combustion engine, involving operation at extremes of pressure and temperature. It uses air as the working fluid to power aircraft, trains, ships, and electrical generators.
The collaboration represents a significant commitment to work together to design combustion chambers, used for gas turbine engines using UNIST’s high-performance supercomputer.
In the memorandum of understanding, the three organizations also promised to expand cooperation and exchange in research, as well as to cultivate high-quality technical skilled personnel who will conduct accurate, real-time performance analysis via mechanical design simulations programs.
For the sake of a smoother gas turbine engineering R&D and high-skilled manpower cultivation, the Korean branch of CD-Adapco will provide industrial simulation software.
President Jung notes, “This Memorandum of Understanding is the evidence for our genuine interest in working together to build a development platform to deepen technical cooperation in the medium to longer term.”