Load Level Tuning of Governor Gains for Suboptimal Speed Control of Hydroelectric Installations

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L. Wozniak

General Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana, Ill.

J. Fluids Eng 97(1), 67-70 (Mar 01, 1975) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3447218 History: Received August 14, 1974; Online October 12, 2010


Present speed control governors for hydroelectric installations employ constant gain settings. This paper develops appropriate gain functions of load level for optimal (deadbeat sense) transient response throughout the operating range. The results coincide with the Paynter numbers for the special case of best efficiency operation and consider the null conduit and reverse blading effects as additional special cases.

Copyright © 1975 by ASME
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