Accession Number : ADA155477
Title : Microprocessor Control Design for a Low-Head Crossflow Turbine.
Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,
Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
Personal Author(s) : Ramsey,D C
Report Date : Mar 1985
Pagination or Media Count : 343
Abstract : A microprocessor based controller is designed for use on a low-head crossflow turbine, The design contains a model of the turbine, an algorithm for maximizing output power, software design, and software testing. Modelling of the turbine is performed using tabular data in order to avoid the complexity of deriving an equation model. Linear interpolation of the tabular data is used to obtain a continuous model of the turbine. Based upon turbine hardware, turbine characteristics, and economic feasibility, a search design is selected as most appropriate for the crossflow turbine. Specifically, a gradient search algorithm is chosen to maximum the turbine's output power. Software is designed for the gradient search and other modes of the controller. The software design contains flow diagrams, pseudo-code, and a data dictionary, Testing the software with the linear interpolation model, shows the gradient search adequately maximizes the output power of the modelled crossflow turbine. (Theses).
Descriptors : *MATHEMATICAL MODELS , *CONTROL SYSTEMS , *TURBINES , *CROSS FLOW , COMPUTER PROGRAMS , DATA BASES , ALGORITHMS , OUTPUT , SYSTEMS ENGINEERING , ECONOMICS , TEST METHODS , THESES , FEASIBILITY STUDIES , LINEARITY , INTERPOLATION , SEARCHING , TABLES(DATA) , POWER , FLOW CHARTING , DICTIONARIES , GRADIENTS
Subject Categories : Theoretical Mathematics
Computer Programming and Software
Jet and Gas Turbine Engines
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE