Development of a steady-state thermodynamic model in Microsoft Excel for performance analysis of industrial gas turbines

Clifford, Tyler and Cruz-Manzo, Samuel and Zhang, Yu and Panov, Vili and Latimer, Anthony (2017) Development of a steady-state thermodynamic model in Microsoft Excel for performance analysis of industrial gas turbines. In: IECON 2017, October 29 - November 1, 2017, Beijing, China.

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Abstract

In this paper, an off-design performance prediction model for a single shaft industrial gas turbine (IGT) using Microsoft Excel with Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) programming is presented. The modelling architecture is comprised of fundamental thermodynamic equations describing the performance of IGTs. A graphical user interface has been constructed to allow an easy interaction of the model to predict IGT performance at different operating conditions. Component characteristic maps for the compressor and turbine with a bilinear interpolation method have been implemented in the Excel modelling architecture. A commercial thermodynamic toolbox (Thermolib, EUtech Scientific Engineering GmbH) which is compatible with Simulink environment has been considered to validate Excel model of the IGT system. This Excel modelling architecture could be a valuable reference tool for engineers and students to understand IGT performance at different ambient and operating conditions.

Keywords:Gas Turbine; Excel Model; Thermodynamics
Subjects:H Engineering > H311 Thermodynamics
Divisions:College of Science > School of Engineering
ID Code:29603
Deposited On:14 Nov 2017 18:57

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