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A Physics-Based Dynamic Model for Boilers: Part 1 — Model Development and Validation

Matthew J Blom, Michael J Brear, Chris G Manzie, Ashley P Wiese

Volume 6: Ceramics; Controls, Diagnostics and Instrumentation; Education; Manufacturing Materials and Metallurgy | American Society of Mechanical Engineers | Published : 2017


This paper is the first part of a two part study that develops, validates and integrates a one-dimensional, physics-based, dynamic boiler model suitable for application with model based control. Part 1 of this study extends and validates the existing, higher order modelling framework of Badmus et. al. [1] to boilers. This requires derivation of particular, one-dimensional forms of the equations for heat, mass and momentum transfer in single (liquid and gas) phase and two phase fluids with real fluid properties. The so-called ‘forcing term’ mapping functions in these equations only require knowledge of steady state system behaviour, and so can be obtained from steady state measurements throug..

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