Thermal Cycle and Combustion Analysis of a Solar-Assisted Micro Gas Turbine
AbstractThe authors discuss in this paper the potential of two power plant concepts for distributed generation, based on the integration of a cogenerating micro gas turbine with a solar panel array. The first one relies on the adoption of a parabolic trough network with an intermediate thermal carrier, while the second one considers the direct heating of the working air in a solar tower system. The first solution also includes a bottoming organic Rankine cycle (ORC) plant, so that it is mainly addressed to the power output increase. The second one involves a relevant temperature increase of the air entering the combustor, so allowing a direct fuel energy saving, whose amount is strongly variable with both the solar irradiance and the eventual part-load operation. In addition, the latter solar-assisted scheme involves noticeable variations in the conditions for the combustion development. This suggested the authors to proceed with a detailed CFD analysis of the combustion, after a preliminary thermal cycle study for highlighting the main benefits from the solar integration of the power plant. View Full-Text
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Abagnale, C.; Cameretti, M.C.; De Robbio, R.; Tuccillo, R. Thermal Cycle and Combustion Analysis of a Solar-Assisted Micro Gas Turbine. Energies 2017, 10, 773.
Abagnale C, Cameretti MC, De Robbio R, Tuccillo R. Thermal Cycle and Combustion Analysis of a Solar-Assisted Micro Gas Turbine. Energies. 2017; 10(6):773.Chicago/Turabian Style
Abagnale, Carmelina; Cameretti, Maria C.; De Robbio, Roberta; Tuccillo, Raffaele. 2017. "Thermal Cycle and Combustion Analysis of a Solar-Assisted Micro Gas Turbine." Energies 10, no. 6: 773.
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