Computer Aided Analysis of a Regenerative Rankine Cycle
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.
S. C. Lee et al., "Computer Aided Analysis of a Regenerative Rankine Cycle," American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Advanced Energy Systems Division, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Jan 1991.
Winter Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Computer-Applications; Engineering-Design Aids; Mathematical Models
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