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Thermodynamic Modeling and Numerical Simulation of Single-Shaft Microturbine Performance
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A combined production system based on microturbine holds the promise of increasing energy utilization efficiency and improving environmental quality due to its many attractive merits as a distributed energy source technology. To analyze and evaluate the energy saving potential and economical benefits of microturbine and its combined production system, a simple mathematical model of microturbine is proposed. Part-load characteristics of main components are also considered for analyzing the unit's performance under off-design situations. The proposed model is validated by operational data of a commercially available micro- turbine from a reference. The result shows that the proposed mathematical model can preferably represent the quasi-static operational features of microturbine.
Hao, X.; Zhang, G.; Zhou, J.; Chen, Y. (2006). Thermodynamic Modeling and Numerical Simulation of Single-Shaft Microturbine Performance. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu); Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu). Available electronically from