Accession Number:

ADA031709

Title:

An Optimization Study of a Low Thermal Potential Power System.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Report Date:

1976-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

111.0

Abstract:

A power generating system using the low thermal potential available from the vertical temperature distribution of the ocean is analyzed as a combined engineering and economic mathematical model. The model is optimized for minimum capital cost employing a sequential unconstrained minimization algorithm. Examples of the kinds of engineering and cost information available from the model are presented. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Electric Power Production and Distribution
  • Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE