Patrick Hubert Wagner
In 2013, I received the degree "Dipl.-Ing. Univ." in Aerospace Engineering at the Technische Universität München, Germany. This diploma is equivalent to a Master of Science (M.Sc.). The focus of my studies was Flight Propulsion and Turbomachinery, and Numerical Simulation. I did all my studies in Munich, except an Erasmus exchange at the University of Glasgow, England.
My general interests are in energy related topics, particularly all forms of renewable energies. That's the reason wherefore I wrote a diploma thesis, titled Thermodynamic simulation of solar thermal power stations with liquid salts as heat transfer fluid, at the Institute of Solar Research which is part of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Stuttgart, Germany.
Based on this research I wrote a paper on the influences of different operation strategies for the Vol.49 (2014) that I presented at the SolarPACES 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. For this research I won the Desert Energy Best Paper Award and presented a poster on the Dii Conference Desert Energy 2013 in Rabat, Marocco.
I worked for one year as research assistant at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) in Freiburg, Germany. Here I was involved in the Component Developement Group on the topic of sorption heat pumps. I was responsable for an in-house test rig that determines the kinetic of adsorption and absorption processes. I also was involved in the Solarück project on efficient heat rejection of solar driven chillers, and the EU-funded Merits project on a compact rechargeable thermal battery.
Other work experience I gained at the company CFD network engineering / CFturbo® during an internship in Munich, Germany. Here, I simulated a radial blower with the two commercial simulation codes Ansys CFX and Pumplinx. I post-processed the results with Ensight.
I also worked as research assistant at the Bavarian Center for Applied Energy Research (ZAE Bayern) in Munich, Germany. I designed and constructed a solar simulator test rig comprising an artificial sky and sun, and different flat plate collectors to use with the test rig. In the experimental part, I used the test rig to measure the stagnation temperatures and thermal efficiencies of the different collector designs.
During my time as student, I gained practical experience as research assistant at the Institute for Machine Elements, Technische Universität München and as intern at the Kaspar Schulz Brauereimaschinenfabrik & Apparatebauanstalt e.K. in Bamberg, Germany. I maintained a test rig to characterize the temperature in ball-bearings, respectively I trained my basic mechanical skills (welding, milling, drilling, etc.).
I am interested in all sports that deal with water or mountains. I love to do photography and traveling.
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Verein Deutscher Ingenieure (VDI)
American Society of Engineers (ASME)
An important factor in peoples standard of living is a reliable and affordable energy supply, which gives people more time and access to education. The plot of different nations per capita GDP to per capita energy consumption shows a linear relationship between these two variables. As a result, general welfare in terms of per capita GDP is inevitably connected with access to energy. In my opinion, one of the most important issues of this century is how we can provide energy for everybody in the world and thereby raise their standard of living, without doing so at the expense of the environment. The best course of action should be to improve conventional technologies and to develop new energy generation methods. It is my personal interest to contribute a tinny bit to solving this problem.
I am investigating a small-scale recirculator system for a solid oxide fuel cell at high temperatures. The small-scale fuel recirculator is propelled by an electric motor. Due to the high operational temperatures (up to 800°C), the high rotor speeds (< 200 krpm), and the required lifetime, the rotor is supported on dynamic gas lubricated bearings. An integrated approach will allow to find an optimal system design while maximizing efficiency and performance and reducing cost.
Desert Energy Best Paper Award 2013
|Diplom Ingenieur in Aerospace Engineering with areas of specialization in "Flight Propulsion and Turbomachinery" and "Numerical Simulation"||Faculty of Mechanical Engineering||Technical University Munich||2013|
|Patrick H. Wagner, Zacharie Wuillemin, Stefan Diethelm, Jan Van herle and JÃ¼rg Schiffmann
J. Electrochem. En. Conv. Stor. 14(1), 011005 (May 10, 2017) (12 pages)
|Modeling and Designing of a Radial Anode Off-Gas Recirculation Fan for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Systems|
|Vaibhav Singh, Patrick Hubert Wagner, Zacharie Wuillemin, Stefan Diethelm, Jürg Alexander; Schiffmann, Jan Van herle
ECS Trans. 2015 volume 68, issue 1, 2373-2386
|Towards the Next-Generation of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Systems|
|P.H. Wagner, M. Wittmann
Energy Procedia, Volume 49, 2014, Pages 16521663, Proceedings of the SolarPACES 2013 International Conference
|Influence of Different Operation Strategies on Transient Solar Thermal Power Plant Simulation Models with Molten Salt as Heat Transfer Fluid|
Diploma thesis 2012, Technische Universität München
|Thermodynamic simulation of solar thermal power stations with liquid salt as heat transfer fluid|