TECHNICAL PAPERS: Gas Turbines: Controls, Diagnostics, and Instrumentation

Nonlinear Model Predictive Control Experiments on a Laboratory Gas Turbine Installation

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H. A. van Essen, H. C. de Lange

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, PO Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 123(2), 347-352 (Jan 01, 2001) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1359478 History: Received February 01, 2000; Revised January 01, 2001
Copyright © 2001 by ASME
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Schematic view of the gas turbine installation
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Photograph of the gas turbine installation
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Model configuration with coupling volumes between successive components
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Simulated operation area, limited by constraints, projected onto the compressor map
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(a) Sinusoidal trajectories for the rotational speed and throttle valve disturbance. (b) Measured and predicted responses of rotational speed.
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(a) Expander temperature during sine response experiment. (b) Comparison between control output (rotational speed) and input (fuel valve).
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(a) and (b) Expander inlet temperature and surge ratio parameter for two experiments with constant rotational speed and decreasing mass flow
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Rotational speed for different settings of the temperature constraint
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Expander inlet temperature
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(a) and (b) Predicted and measured rotational speed and expander pressure during compressed air disturbance
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Simulated transient response displayed in the compressor map
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(a) and (b) Simulated response of rotational speed with and without anticipation
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Response of rotational speed for different settings of the control horizon (m samples) for a prediction horizon of 12 samples



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