Computational System Dynamics
Research in this area centers on advanced simulation techniques that will enable more rapid development of advanced, highly efficient, low-emission power plants. Projects in this area relate to steady state simulations, the framework that supports these simulations, and the reduced-order models to carry out the simulations. Ongoing tasks in this area include:
- Integration of co-simulator models with virtual engineering plant walk-through environment models;
- Expansion and validation of multiphase fluid flow models for simulation of advanced coal-based power systems; and
- Investigation of basic combustion and gasification chemistry to determine mechanisms that affect coal or emissions behavior under advanced and conventional combustion/gasification.
Information derived from Computational System Dynamics research is used to validate combustion/gasification models, thereby enabling the use of these integrated modeling and simulation packages to aid in the design and evaluation of advanced power systems such as those under development for carbon capture demonstrations.