Optimization of Irreversible Cogeneration Systems under Alternative Performance Criteria


ATMACA M., GÜMÜŞ M., İNAN A. T., YILMAZ T.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF THERMOPHYSICS, vol.30, no.5, pp.1724-1732, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10765-009-0621-3
  • Journal Name: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF THERMOPHYSICS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1724-1732
  • Keywords: Cogeneration cycle, Irreversible Carnot, Performance criteria, Performance optimization, EXERGY OPTIMIZATION, HEAT ENGINES, POWER, EFFICIENCY, CYCLE
  • Marmara University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

In this study, an exergy optimization has been performed for a cogeneration plant consisting of an irreversible Carnot heat engine. In the analysis, different objective functions have been defined based on alternative performance criteria and the optimum values of the design parameters of a cogeneration cycle were determined for different criteria. In this context, the effects of irreversibilities on the exergetic performance are investigated, and the results are discussed.