GAS TURBINE SIMULATION TECHNIQUE FOR SHIP PROPULSION DYNAMICS AND CONTROL STUDIES
A gas-turbine simulation technique for ship propulsion dynamics and control studies is discussed. A review of existing generalized gas-turbine simulations indicates previous efforts have concentrated on a aircraft engine configurations and few existing simulations have the capability for calculating transient performance. Marine engines of current interest are free-power-turbine gas-turbines having either single-spool or dual-spool gas generators. The mathematical techniques used to model the compressor, burner, turbine, engine load and fuel control are summarized. A modified Newton-Raphson convergence technqiue is used for solution convergence. Component maps, design constants, and fuel control characteristics for General Electric's LM2500 marine gas turbine are used to demonstrate this technique. Typical results are shown for steady-state and transient performance calculations.
- Proceedings Fifth Ship Control Systems Symposium, David W. Taylor Naval Ship Research and Development Center, Annapolis, Maryland, October 30-November 3, 1978, Volume 2.
David Taylor Naval Ship R&D CenterBethesda, MD USA 20084
- Bowen, T L
- Publication Date: 1978
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 14 p.
- TRT Terms: Control systems; Design; Gas turbines; Performance; Propulsion; Simulation; Transient analyzers; Vehicle power plants
- Uncontrolled Terms: Transient analysis
- Old TRIS Terms: Propulsion machinery controls
- Subject Areas: Design; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00187986
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: David Taylor Naval Ship R&D Center
- Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 3 1979 12:00AM