A novel technique to estimate and model rotor-body parameters of a large steam turbine-generator from real time disturbance data is presented. For each set of disturbance data collected at different operating conditions, the rotor body parameters of the generator are estimated using an Output Error Method (OEM). Artificial neural network (ANN) based estimators are later used to model the nonlinearities in the estimated parameters based on the generator operating conditions. The developed ANN models are then validated with measurements not used in the training procedure. The performance of estimated parameters is also validated with extensive simulations and compared against the manufacturer values.
- Artificial neural networks
- Large utility generators
- Parameter identification
- Rotor body parameters
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Energy Engineering and Power Technology
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering