- SCHULZ Ferdinand
- \3.5.1914 Neulengbach/A - 19.3.1976 Wien/A\Ferdinand Schulz graduated from the Technical University of Vienna as a mechanical engineer, and submitted there a PhD thesis in 1941. He started lecturing in 1944 on turbines and pumps, and on the regulation processes in hydraulic machinery. He was appointed Reader in 1951 for a research on the water-jet pump; from 1956 he continued was an associate professor and from 1962 as a professor of hydraulic machinery. He was awarded the Austrian Honorary Cross for Science and Arts of the first class for his merits in education and research.\Schulz was more the practical engineer than a scientist, although his background was purely academic. He thus knew to combine education with progress, of which his lectures were a true image. Schulz was closely related to the Austrian development of hydropower engineering and the development of turbines in particular. He was involved in both legal and technical aspects, such as in the national reservoir commission. Large hydraulic turbines were often model-tested in his hydraulic laboratory to determine the turbine efficiency and to improve details during the model studies. He was in addition an open adviser for all belongings relating to the hydropower industry, an important economical branch of the Alpine country Austria. The works of Schulz on water jet pumps and those on dust removal by cyclones are noteworthy. A serious decease caused much too early an end to his life.\Poggendorff, J.C. (1962). Schulz, Ferdinand. Biographisch-Literarisches Handwörterbuch 7a:307. Akademie-Verlag: Berlin, with bibliography.Schulz, F. (1946). Beiträge zur Zyklonentstaubung. Maschinenbau und Wärmewirtschaft 1: 89- 100.Schulz, F. (1951). Modellversuche für Wasserstrahl-Pumpen. Dokumentationszentrum der Technik: Wien.Schulz, F. (1952). Laufende Messung der Betriebswassermengen in Grosskraftwerken mit Hilfe der Differenzdruckmethode. Dokumentation für Technik: Wien.Schulz, F. (1955). Luftund Wassermodellversuche für Grossejektoren und rationelle Luftversuche an einem Ringschiebermodell. Rendiconti Atti della Reale Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei: 543-563.Schulz, F. (1958). Wasserstrahlpumpen zur Förderung von Flüssigkeiten. Springer: Wien. Schulz, F. (1975). Viktor Kaplan als Forscher. Blätter für Technikgeschichte 37: 105-114. Susan, F. (1976). Prof. Dr.techn. F. Schulz. Österreichische Wasserwirtschaft 28(5/6): 121. Susan, F. (1976). F. Schulz. Österreichische Zeitschrift Elektrizitätswirtschaft 29(6): 280. P
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