Dynamic modeling of exergy efficiency of turboprop engine components using hybrid genetic algorithm-artificial neural networks


BAKLACIOĞLU T., TURAN Ö., Aydin H.

Energy, vol.86, pp.709-721, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 86
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.energy.2015.04.025
  • Journal Name: Energy
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.709-721
  • Keywords: Artificial neural networks, Genetic algorithms, Energy, Exergy, Turboprop, Optimization, MULTIOBJECTIVE OPTIMIZATION, ENERGY-CONSUMPTION, SEARCH ALGORITHM, TURBOJET ENGINE, AIRCRAFT, SUSTAINABILITY, PERFORMANCE, COST, DESIGN, PREDICTION
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

© 2015 Elsevier Ltd.Genetic algorithm is utilized to design the optimum initial value of parameters and topology of the artificial neural network which is trained by applying the improved backpropagation algorithm using momentum factor so as to minimize the spent time and effort. In this study, a comprehensive dynamic modeling of turboprop engine components plant is accomplished using hybrid GA (genetic algorithm) ANN (artificial neural networks) strategy. The turboprop engine is equipped with main components such as compressor, combustor, gas turbine and power turbine. Newly derived GA-ANN model takes into account five independent engine variables (i.e., torque, power, gas generator speed, engine mass air flow and fuel flow). These dynamic variables are used as inputs of the ANN while exergy efficiencies of the components are considered as the output parameter of the network. The results show that the hybridization with the genetic algorithm has improved the accuracy even further compared to the trial-and-error case, and the estimated values of exergy efficiencies of the components obtained by the derived model provide a close fit with the reference data.