A methodology and theory are developed to precisely determine the gas mass flow rate for the design of a gas turbine system manufactured for the operating conditions of nuclear and fossil power plants. From the heat exchanger or boiler to the first assembly of turbine blades, the gas passes by a stop valve, control valves and first nozzle, each device of which is connected with piping. The corresponding gas flow rate can be computed when the thermal and hydraulic conditions are defined at the stop valve, control valve and pipes. Such thermophysical properties as pressure, temperature, enthalpy and velocity specified at the inlet of each device are changed at the outlet of that device due to its structural characteristics. DIVA (Dynamics Integrated Valve Analysis) is written to predict the gas mass flow rate with reference to the Widows’ Creek type control valve.

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