Identifying a Dynamic Model for a GE Frame 7 Gas Turbine

Howard Kaufman, R. Ravi
1994 Volume 5: Manufacturing Materials and Metallurgy; Ceramics; Structures and Dynamics; Controls, Diagnostics and Instrumentation; Education; General   unpublished
Several tests were conducted on a GE Frame 7 gas turbine to determine its dynamic characteristics. The objective is to obtain a model that can be used for controller design. The tests consisted of adding sequences of square waves to the two inputs-the fuel reference and the inlet guide vane angle reference-and recording the inputs and the outputs. This method of exciting the system afforded us with a way of separating the data sets into two categories, the first, in which the fuel reference was
more » ... changed, and the second, in which the guide vane angle reference was changed. Least-squares system identification techniques were used to obtain linear models using a selection criterion that was a measure of how well a model fit both the sets of data. This brought in a measure of robustness to the models thus making them ideal for use in controller design. This paper summarizes the results from these tests, contains plots that show how well the linear models are able to fit the recorded data, and finally, provides some recommendations for others doing similar work. a commanded power output level while keeping the exhaust temperature below prescribed limits to prevent the
doi:10.1115/94-gt-117 fatcat:equbqnc5mnh2znxklwcaqk5wqi