Title

Computer Aided Analysis of a Regenerative Rankine Cycle

Abstract

This paper discusses a home-work assignment for juniors in Mechanical Engineering as an exercise in Applied Thermodynamics. A computer program was developed for a regenerative vapor-power cycle with two feedwater heaters, one closed and one open. The thermodynamic properties at each state were determined using a computerized steam table. The performance of the system was calculated based on the first and second laws of thermodynamics applied to each component. The effect on thermal efficiency of the cycle was then investigated by varying the related design parameters. The project provides the students an educational experience of developing a useful tool for design optimization of an energy system.

Meeting Name

Winter Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Computer-Applications; Engineering-Design Aids; Mathematical Models

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1991 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), All rights reserved.

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