Hybrid simulation of water turbine governors

Bryce, G.W., Foord, T.R., Murray-Smith, D.J. and Agnew, P.W. (1976) Hybrid simulation of water turbine governors. In: Crosbie, R.E. and Hay, J.L. (eds.) Toward Real-Time Simulation. Series: Simulation Councils proceedings series (6). Society for Computer Simulation: La Jolla, CA, USA, pp. 35-44.

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Water-turbine governors have a potentially important role in reducing the vulnerability of electrical supply and distribution networks to transients. This paper describes a hybrid computer simulation study, the aim of which was to investigate the effect of different types of governor on the dynamic performance of a water-turbine generator. The modelling of the pipeline, turbine, relief valve, and governors is discussed in detail, together with a description of site test procedures used for the validation of the simulation. The performance of the system with a governor developed from the simulation study is compared with a more conventional mechanical temporary-droop type of governor. The results show both a significantly increased speed of response and an improved margin of stability within the system.

Item Type:Book Sections
Keywords:Water turbine, governor, model, simulation, validation, control
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Murray-Smith, Professor David
Authors: Bryce, G.W., Foord, T.R., Murray-Smith, D.J., and Agnew, P.W.
Subjects:T Technology > TC Hydraulic engineering. Ocean engineering
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Publisher:Society for Computer Simulation

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