Accession Number:

AD0741835

Title:

Determination of the Optimum Fluid and System Variables for .5-5 KWE Rankine Cycle Power Systems.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Feb-30 Sep 71,

Corporate Author:

SUNDSTRAND AVIATION ROCKFORD ILL

Report Date:

1972-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

255.0

Abstract:

A computerized mathematical model of Rankine cycle performance analysis, component design, fluid thermodynamic and thermophysical property evaluation integrated with a multivariable optimization technique, was used to describe the sensitivity of the major system variables of initial cost weight, volume and performance over a .5 to 5 kwe power range to the independant fluid and system variables. These independant variables were automatically and simultaneously operated upon in a continuous manner to effect minimization of a criterion function defined as a weighted summation of the major system variables. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE