Development of Simulation Software for Coal-Fired Power Units Based on Matlab/Simulink

  • Chang-liang Liu
  • Lin Chen
  • Xiao-mei Wang
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 15)


Modelling and simulation is an important method in the study and design of power units. Because of the complexity of coal-fired power units, it is necessary to develop a kind of simulation software which can reflect the dynamic characteristic comprehensively. Generally, the professional simulation software of coal-fired power unit such as simulator made by professional company is very expensive and complex. In recent years, Matlab/Simulink has been applied to many research fields successfully, such as control, communication, modelling etc. In this paper, a simulation algorithm library of boiler system was built on Matlab/Simulink. The algorithm was developed with CMEX S-function, mask interface, MS-Function, Memory block, masked block and so on. Simulation model of a 1025t/h boiler system was constructed by the organic combination of algorithm in library. It is shown by simulation results that the algorithm library is comprehensive and universal; the dynamic characteristic of coal-fired power unit model is consistent with objects. The model can easily be applied to study control systems of power units because of the advantage of Matlab/Simulink.


Power Unit Steam Flow Boiler System Steam Bubble Reheat Steam 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chang-liang Liu
    • 1
  • Lin Chen
    • 2
  • Xiao-mei Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.Control Theory & Control Engineering DeptNorth China Electric Power UniversityBaodingChina
  2. 2.Systems Engineering DeptNorth China Electric Power UniversityBaodingChina

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