Development of a simulation language in conjunction with hydro-turbine modelling

Aitken, Kenneth Hugh (1982) Development of a simulation language in conjunction with hydro-turbine modelling. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Two main areas of work are covered in this thesis, namely the development of a digital simulation language and the modelling of a hydro-turbine generator. The simulation language (GUILDS) is based upon a FORTRAN simulation package. The use of the STAGE2 macroprocessor to translate the language statements into FORTRAN is described along with the modifications and additions to the FORTRAN package. A User's Guide for GUILDS, prepared in the course of the project, has been included for reference. The theoretical and empirical relationships which combine to form the simulation model of- a hydro-turbine generating set are presented. The validity of these relationships is discussed in conjunction with an extensive comparison of site test results with those from the simulation model. Site tests were carried out at Loch Sloy Power Station during the commissioning of an operational microprocessor governor for one of the hydro-turbines. The importance of a simulation model as a design tool for governor development is illustrated by a simulation study carried out on a proposed non-linear governor for the hydro-generator. As an additional area of work, of a model of a thermal generating station was implemented, using GUILDS. The validity of the model is established and a study of the effect on the grid system of starting pumps in a pumped storage hydro-station is described.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Additional Information: Adviser: D J Winning
Keywords: Mechanical engineering, Computer science
Date of Award: 1982
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1982-72570
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2019 11:06
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2019 11:06

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