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Dynamic analysis of wet mGTs


Aim of the project is the study of wet cycles, not only in distributed CHP applications, but also in large scale power generation. Numerous steady-state thermodynamic studies of wet cycles demonstrated an increase of electrical efficiency, when steam injection is applied.

The focus of this thesis is the development of a numerical model for transient operation of wet micro gas turbine cycles.


Aims and tasks


  • A validated model of the dry mGT in Aspen Plus Dynamics shall be extended for wet operation.
  • The models will be used to evaluate the operation of the mGTs in two case studies with real heat and electricity demand.
  • The influence of transients on the economics of the mGT will be studied.



  • Experience with Aspen plus and/or Aspen Plus dynamics.
  • Experience with Matlab and Simulink programming.
  • Basic knowledge of gas turbine theory.



Prof. Dr. sc Panagiotis Stathopoulos

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