Contract Governing: The Usage of Geometry and Measurement Data of the One-and-1/2-Stage, Unshrouded Axial Turbine of the Laboratory for Energy Conversion (LEC) at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ)

Contract Governing: The Usage of Geometry and Measurement Data of the One-and-1/2-Stage, Unshrouded Axial Turbine of the Laboratory for Energy Conversion (LEC) at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ)

1. Scope of the cooperation
The aim is to share data of the LEC one-and-1/2-stage, unshrouded axial turbine with select group within the turbomachinery community to improve component design, improve numerical tools, and increase the understanding of flow physics involved. Experiments and gathering of data have been and will be carried out by the LEC, exclusively.

2. Confidentiality agreement
The data provided by the LEC remains the property of LEC. The data is intended to be used by the
registered attendee (individual use) and must not be further distributed to a third party without
the written permission of the LEC. Until the data is released publically, the data, including any
analysis of the data, can only be included in a publication where the named registrant, who is the
Person received the data, is an author.

3. Costs and Warranty
Data will be made available to the signing party by LEC at no charge and on an as-is basis. No warranties of any kind are given.

4. Liability
The LEC assumes no liability for any results deriving from the shared data or direct or indirect damages, except for the provisions of the applicable law.

5. Referencing
All publications related to the shared LEC turbine case data provided under this contract have to include a reference to the following ASME publication:
Behr T., Kalfas A. I., Abhari R. S., 2007, “Unsteady Flow Physics and Performance of a One-and-1/2-Stage Unshrouded Axial Turbine”, ASME Journal of Turbomachinery 129(2). (GT2006-90959)
Additionally: reference should be made to the Laboratory for Energy Conversion (LEC) at ETH Zurich.


6. Applicable Law and Jurisdiction
This contract, as well as any and all matters arising from it, shall exclusively be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of Switzerland, excluding its principles of conflict of laws. If a dispute arising from this contract cannot be settled amicably by the parties themselves, the courts of Zurich-City shall have exclusive jurisdiction.

Institution providing data
ETH Zurich:
Institute of Energy and Process Engineering
Laboratory for Energy Conversion (LEC)
Sonneggstrasse 3, ML J 33
CH-8092 Zurich