DynStart - Start-up and Transient Behaviour of Power Plants

The research project "Compound DYNSTART: Start-Up and Transient Behaviour of Power Plants" will investigate the capabilities of power plants with and without CCS technologies to provide residual loads in future energy markets. The study will point out potentials and limits of operation at extra-low-load and during start-up and shut-down. Besides the process-technical aspects of the issue modern MIMO control strategies are focused in the study as can improve the power plants' abilities to fulfil future grid requirements.


The Modelica library ClaRa

The Modelica library ClaRa will be improved during the research project. ClaRa stands for Clausius-Rankine cycle. The source code of the library will be completed by new components and improved with respect to its numerical robustness and validity in special operation modes (start-up, shut down, downtime). Furthermore, the library ClaRa shall be supported by SimulationX in addition to Dymola.


The following institutions take part in the research project

  • Hamburg University of Technology, Institute of Energy Systems, Hamburg, Germany,
  • Hamburg University of Technology, Institute of Thermo-Fluid Dynamics, Hamburg, Germany,
  • Hamburg University of Technology, Institute of Control Systems, Hamburg, Germany,
  • TLK-Thermo GmbH, Braunschweig, Germany,
  • ITI GmbH, Dresden, Germany,
  • E.ON Technologies GmbH, Gelsenkirchen, Germany,
  • E.ON Energie AG, Gelsenkirchen, Germany,
  • Vattenfall Europe Generation AG, Cottbus, Germany,
  • EnBW Kraftwerke AG, Stuttgart, Germany.

Research Funding

The research project DynStart is supported by the Federal Ministry of Economics Affairs and Energy (number 03ET7060D) and started in August 2015 and will end in December 2018.

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