The optimal energy output of a heat engine based on the Carnot process is studied. The internal irreversibility of the engine is considered by taking into account the entropy generation in the adiabatic processes. The engine is connected to high and low temperature thermal energy reservoirs with infinite heat capacity. The process temperatures and the energy conductivity of heat exchangers that maximizes the energy output have been obtained. The effect of the internal irreversibility on the optimal performance of the engine is shown. Two numerical examples are given.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||International Journal of Energy, Environment and Economics|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|MoE publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|
- Heat engine