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Author Sieniutycz, S.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2009
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations ♦ Applied physics
Subject Keyword Thermodynamics ♦ Production ♦ Control systems ♦ Calculus ♦ Entropy ♦ Topology ♦ Dynamic programming ♦ Chemicals ♦ Engines ♦ Lagrangian functions
Abstract This paper treats innovative aspects of power optimization for energy converters, such like thermal, solar and chemical engines. Thermodynamic analyses lead to converter's efficiency and limiting power. While optimization of steady systems requires using of differential calculus or Lagrange multipliers, dynamic optimization involves variational calculus and dynamic programming. The primary result of static optimization is the limiting value of power, whereas that of the dynamic optimization is a finite-rate work which generalizes the classical exergy. The generalizing quantity depends on thermal coordinates and a dissipation index, h, i.e. the Hamiltonian of the problem of minimum entropy production. It implies stronger bounds on work delivered or supplied than the reversible work. In reacting systems the chemical affinity constitutes a prevailing counterpart of the thermal efficiency.
Description Author affiliation: Faculty of Chemical and Process Engineering Warsaw TU, Poland (Sieniutycz, S.)
ISBN 9781424437597
ISSN 19354576
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2009-06-23
Publisher Place UK
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 259.74 kB
Page Count 6
Starting Page 493
Ending Page 498


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library