Mathematical Model of a 106 MW Single Shaft Heavy-Duty Gas Turbine

  • Manuel A. Rendón Federal University of Juiz de Fora
  • André R. Novgorodcev R&D Center Leopoldo Américo Miguez de Mello - CENPES - PETROBRAS
  • Daniel de A. Fernandes Federal University of Juiz de Fora
Keywords: Power system modeling, Thermal power generation, Thermoelectricity, Gas turbine, Turbogenerator


In recent years, several thermal power plants were built in Brazil and the percentage of participation of this kind of power generation increased in the local energy market. Since the 1980's, several studies developed mathematical models for gas turbines to be applied in power system analysis. These are simplified representations of static and dynamic behavior of machines. However, published works in dynamic gas turbine models represent a narrow set of machines, and most of the applications in power system analysis employ them, despite the fact that they are not accurate representations of some specific machines. This work presents the modeling procedure and validation for a 106 MW heavy-duty gas turbine working in combined cycle in a Brazilian thermal power plant. The gray-box approach, based on an existing tuned model based on real sampled data, is used, and the modeling involves a static approach in steady state, and dynamic modeling with system identification from sampled data. Sampled data were corrected to standard environmental conditions. The model was developed and validated in MATLAB®-Simulink®.