ENERGY, vol.90, pp.552-559, 2015 (SCI-Expanded)
Miller cycle engines are one of the popular engine concepts that are available for improving performance, reducing fuel consumption and NO emissions. There are many research studies that investigated the modification of existing conventional engines for operation on a Miller cycle. In this context, a comparative performance analysis and optimization based on exergetic performance criterion, total exergy output and exergy efficiency has been carried out for an irreversible Dual Miller Cycle cogeneration system having finite-rate of heat transfer, heat leak and internal irreversibilities. The EPC (Exergetic Performance Coefficient) criterion defined as the ratio of total exergy output to the loss rate of availability. Performance analysis has been also extended to the Otto-Miller and Diesel-Miller cogeneration cycles which may be considered as two special cases of the Dual Miller cycle. The effect of the design parameters such as compression ratio, pressure ratio, cut-off ratio, Miller cycle ratio, heat consumer temperature ratio, allocation ratio and the ratio of power to heat consumed have also been investigated. The results obtained from this paper will provide guidance for the design of Dual Miller Cycle cogeneration system and can be used for selection of optimal design parameters. (C) 2015 Published by Elsevier Ltd.