Design of a H∞ Robust Controller with μ-Analysis for Steam Turbine Power Generation Applications
AbstractConcentrated Solar Power plants are complex systems subjected to quite sensitive variations of the steam production profile and external disturbances, thus advanced control techniques that ensure system stability and suitable performance criteria are required. In this work, a multi-objective H∞ robust controller is designed and applied to the power control of a Concentered Solar Power plant composed by two turbines, a gear and a generator. In order to provide robust performance and stability in presence of disturbances, not modeled plant dynamics and plant-parameter variations, the advanced features of the μ-analysis are exploited. A high order controller is obtained from the process of synthesis that makes the implementation of the controller difficult and computational more demanding for a Programmable Logic Controller. Therefore, the controller order is reduced through the Balanced Truncation method and then discretized. The obtained robust control is compared to the current Proportional Integral Derivative-based governing system in order to evaluate its performance, considering unperturbed as well as perturbed scenarios, taking into account variations of steam conditions, sensor measurement delays and power losses. The simulations results show that the proposed controller achieves better robustness and performance compared to the existing Proportional Integral Derivative controller. View Full-Text
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Iannino, V.; Colla, V.; Innocenti, M.; Signorini, A. Design of a H∞ Robust Controller with μ-Analysis for Steam Turbine Power Generation Applications. Energies 2017, 10, 1026.
Iannino V, Colla V, Innocenti M, Signorini A. Design of a H∞ Robust Controller with μ-Analysis for Steam Turbine Power Generation Applications. Energies. 2017; 10(7):1026.Chicago/Turabian Style
Iannino, Vincenzo; Colla, Valentina; Innocenti, Mario; Signorini, Annamaria. 2017. "Design of a H∞ Robust Controller with μ-Analysis for Steam Turbine Power Generation Applications." Energies 10, no. 7: 1026.
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