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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10765-009-0621-3
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF THERMOPHYSICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.1724-1732

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.