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Robust Optimization of ORC blades turbines under a low quantile constraint

Abstract : Heat sources for ORC turbines typically feature variable energy sources such as WHR (Waste Heat Recovery) and solar energy. Advanced uncertainty quantification and robust optimization methodologies could be used during the ORC turbines design process in order to account for multiple uncertainties. This study presents an original robust shape optimization approach for ORC blade turbines, to overcome the limitation of a deterministic optimization that neglects the effect of uncertainties of operating conditions or design variables. Starting from a baseline blade, we search for an optimal shape that maximizes the 5% quantile of the expander isentropic efficiency, which is evaluated by means of an Euler 2D simulation. Real-gas effects are modeled through the use of a Peng-Robinson-Stryjek-Vera equation of state. The 5% quantile of the expander isentropic efficiency is estimated using a tail probability strategy: points are iteratively added on the failure branches in order to build a reliable metamodel from which a Monte-Carlo sampling method is used. In order to speed-up the optimization process, an additional Gaussian Process model is built to approximate the isentropic efficiency. The robustly optimized ORC turbine shape is finally compared to the initial configuration and the deterministic optimal shape.
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Contributor : Pietro Marco Congedo <>
Submitted on : Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 5:12:30 PM
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Nassim Razaaly, Giacomo Persico, Pietro Marco Congedo. Robust Optimization of ORC blades turbines under a low quantile constraint. ORC International Conference 2017 - 4th International Seminar on Organic Rankine Cycle Power Systems, Sep 2017, Milano, Italy. ⟨hal-01670994⟩



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