J. Phys. IV France 09 (1999) Pr3-599-Pr3-604
Solar thermal power plants simulation using the TRNSYS softwareO.S. Popel, S.E. Frid and E.E. Shpilrain
Institute for High Temperatures, Russian Academy of Sciences (IVTAN), 13/19 Izhorskaya Str., IVTAN, 127412 Moscow, Russia
The paper describes activity directed on the TRNSYS software application for mathematical simulation of solar thermal power plants. First stage of developments has been devoted to simulation and thermodynamic analysis of the Hybrid Solar-Fuel Thermal Power Plants (HSFTPP) with gas turbine installations. Three schemes of HSFTPP, namely : Gas Turbine Regenerative Cycle, Brayton Cycle with Steam Injection and Combined Brayton-Rankine Cycle,- have been assembled and tested under the TRNSYS. For this purpose 18 new models of the schemes components (gas and steam turbines, compressor, heat-exchangers, steam generator, solar receiver, condenser, controllers, etc.) have been elaborated and incorporated into the TRNSYS library of "standard" components. The authors do expect that this initiative and received results will stimulate experts involved in the mathematical simulation of solar thermal power plants to join the described activity to contribute to acceleration of development and expansion of "Solar Thermal Power Plants" branch of the TRNSYS. The proposed approach could provide an appropriate basis for standardization of analysis, models and assumptions for well-founded comparison of different schemes of advanced solar power plants.
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