The WebEngine is a web-based gas turbine performance simulation tool. The main advantage from this approach is the ease-of-use as no local installation is required. A number of different user categories such as students, researchers, gas turbine operators etc. can immensely benefit from this tool. The WebEngine has been under development for two years and is strongly supported by various associated research work in the department. It offers a large number of simulation capabilities such as design point and off-design single runs/parametric analysis, engine library, engine model design, virtual engine sensors and power plant operating plan. The WebEngine core is a high quality and robust gas turbine performance simulation code, developed by the Department of Power and Propulsion of Cranfield University, called Turbomatch. This approach offers modular component structure and high flexibility in the model development, as any engine configuration modelling is possible. In addition, the ergonomic graphical user interface offers a suitable and relaxing environment for the user. Related case studies are provided wherein a turbojet engine model development procedure, a turbofan design point fan pressure ratio optimization and an off-design parametric analysis are enumerated. Finally, a monthly power plant operating schedule is calculated for June 2013. A number of future additions is planned for the tool, with the diagnostics capability having the principal role.
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jun 2013|