Department of Thermal Power Systems #70

Research topics.

  • Methods for mathematical modeling and optimization of parameters and flow charts of different thermal power and energy-technology plants.
  • Methods for optimization of thermal power plants operating conditions.  
  • Methods and means for thermophysical studies on dynamic processes in the components of energy plants.
  • Methods for construction of dynamic models to calculate all possible operating conditions of power installations at thermal power plants.

Recent results.

An original approach and a procedure for automated construction of mathematical models of thermal power plants of different types have been developed in the Department. They underlie the creation of software for PCs which allows automatical construction of mathematical models for static and dynamic calculations including formation of a graphic image of the calculated scheme, planning of calculations, generation of computer programs. 

Development of the efficient methods for optimization of parameters and flow charts of thermal power plants allowed the technico-economic studies on gas-fired combined-cycle power plants, integrated gasification combined-cycle power plants, a thermal-power part of power units at nuclear power plants with water-cooled reactors, energy-technology installations for methanol synthesis and dimethyl ether from coals of the Eastern regions of the country.  

The methods for mathematical modeling and optimization have been devised for application at real-time control of operating conditions of cogeneration plants with different types of equipment and complicated flow charts.

Methodology for optimization of generation equipment mix at oil and gas producing enterprises.

Research into the efficiency and application of high-tech energy plants with combined production of electricity and synthetic liquid fuel: methanol and dimethyl ether.

Nonstationary hydrodynamic processes in the water-cooled channels of nuclear reactors are studied on the experimental high-temperature installation equipped with devices for automation of a thermophysical experiment. The fast thermohydrodynamic processes in the water-cooled channels have been studied at intensive thermal and hydrodynamic effects. The studies have revealed the characteristics of pressure pulsations in the case of fast water boiling and their interrelation with the change in the wall temperature and structure of a vapor-liquid layer of heat carrier. The peculiarities of dynamic disturbance distribution in the porous medium with a two-phase flow are studied.

For the first time the ultra-low propagation velocities of small pressure disturbances in a pebble bed with liquid vapor flow have been obtained. They correspond to the values of thermodynamically equilib-rium sound velocity, or Landau sound velocity, for liquid vapor medium.

A technique for construction of complex dynamic models to calculate all possible operating conditions of thermal power plants has been developed for solution of real-time problems. The technique and mathematical models are realized as software packages that were applied to the training simulators of boiler and power units.

Research leaders

Valery A. Stennikov

Valery A. Stennikov

Caretaker Director, Head of Department of Pipeline Energy Systems
Prof.,
+7 (3952) 42-97-75
Nikolai I. Voropai

Nikolai I. Voropai

President, Head of department of electric power systems
Prof.,
+7 (3952) 42-47-00

Nikolai Voropai is President of Melentiev Energy Systems Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Irkutsk, Russia. He graduated from Leningrad (St. Petersburg) Polytechnic Institute in 1966. N. Voropai received his PhD degree from Leningrad Polytechnic Institute in 1974 and the degree of Doctor of Technical Sciences from the Siberian Energy Institute in 1990. He has been with...

Boris G. Saneev

Boris G. Saneev

Deputy Director, Head of Department of Complex and Regional Problems in Energy
Prof.,
+7 (3952) 42-84-80, 500-646 ext. 350
Sergey M. Senderov

Sergey M. Senderov

Deputy director, Head of Department of Energy Security
Prof.,
+7 (3952) 500-646, ext. 444
Yury A. Grishin

Yury A. Grishin

Deputy Director
Doctor of Engineering,
+7 (3952) 500-646, ext. 201
Alexey V. Mikheev

Alexey V. Mikheev

Scientific Secretary
Doctor of Engineering,
+7 (3952) 500-646, ext. 203
Yury D. Kononov

Yury D. Kononov

Head of Department of Energy-Economy Interactions
Prof.,
+7 (3952) 500-646, ext. 306
Alexander M. Kler

Alexander M. Kler

Head of Department of Thermal Power Systems
Prof.,
+7 (3952) 42-30-03
Oleg V. Khamisov

Oleg V. Khamisov

Head of Department of Applied Mathematics
Prof.,
+7 (3952) 500-646, ext. 261

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