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ISA Trans. 2012 Mar;51(2):304-8. doi: 10.1016/j.isatra.2011.10.001. Epub 2011 Nov 5.

Robust control of speed and temperature in a power plant gas turbine.

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Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Power and Water University of Technology (PWUT), Tehran, Iran.


In this paper, an H(∞) robust controller has been designed for an identified model of MONTAZER GHAEM power plant gas turbine (GE9001E). In design phase, a linear model (ARX model) which is obtained using real data has been applied. Since the turbine has been used in a combined cycle power plant, its speed and also the exhaust gas temperature should be adjusted simultaneously by controlling fuel signals and compressor inlet guide vane (IGV) position. Considering the limitations on the system inputs, the aim of the control is to maintain the turbine speed and the exhaust gas temperature within desired interval under uncertainties and load demand disturbances. Simulation results of applying the proposed robust controller on the nonlinear model of the system (NARX model), fairly fulfilled the predefined aims. Simulations also show the improvement in the performance compared to MPC and PID controllers for the same conditions.

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