A Novel Integrated Control Method for an Aero-Derivative Gas Turbine of Power Generation

Senchuang Guo, Ai He, Bo Xiao, Peijun Liu, Zinan Wang
2022 Machines  
On account of the complexity of aero-derivative gas turbines and the much higher control requirements, it is significant and meaningful to design advanced controllers for obtaining the ideal control effect. In this paper, to improve the performance of the original controller of an aero-derivative gas turbine, a novel integrated control method is proposed by combining the original controller with a new neural network controller. It realizes the speed control by switching the two controllers
more » ... g the operation process of the aero-derivative gas turbine. A tracking test and robustness test are conducted to assess the superiority of the novel integrated control method. The results show that in comparison with the original controller and the new neural network controller, the novel integrated control method has a much better speed tracking performance during the four tracking tests. When the model of the aero-derivative gas turbine changes with the ambient temperature and compressor performance degradation, the robustness of the novel integrated control method is also better than the other two controllers. Hence, the superiority of the novel integrated control method is validated.
doi:10.3390/machines10030179 fatcat:o444bvhyvzhzhaq52dlretmobm