Modeling and Simulation of Thermal Power Plants

  • Baligh El HefniEmail author
  • Daniel Bouskela


Three power plant models are presented, which are used as reference cases: a dynamic model of a combined cycle power plant (CCGT), a model of a once-through supercritical coal-fired power plant, and a model of a concentrated solar power plant (CSP). The component models of the ThermoSysPro library are used to build the Brayton and Rankine cycles of the plants. The basic operating principles of fossil fuel-fired power plants are recalled, and steps and advice to develop efficient simulation models are given: choice of the component models, parameterization data, model calibration, and model validation versus simulation results of typical transients such as load variation, full trip, and plant start-up.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.EDF R&DChatouFrance
  2. 2.EDF R&DChatouFrance

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