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Based on a model of a two-heat-reservoir heat-engine cycle with a finite high-temperature source and bypass heat-leak, in which the maximum work output can be obtained under a given cycle time is determined with the considerations of heat-leak, finite heat-capacity high-temperature source and...
Using finite-time thermodynamics, the relations between the power output, thermal efficiency and compression ratio have been derived. The effect of the specific heat of the working fluid, being temperature dependent, on the irreversible cycle performance, is significant. The conclusions obtained...
A general regenerative model of the Brayton refrigeration-cycle working with an ideal Bose-gas is used to discuss the influence of both the quantum degeneracy and regeneration on the performance of the cycle. Expressions for some important parameters, such as the refrigeration load, work input,...
A number of prototype thermoelectric refrigerators are investigated and their cooling performances evaluated in terms of the coefficient-of-performance, heat-pumping capacity and cooling-down rate. The coefficient-of-performance of a thermoelectric refrigerator is found to be around 0.3–0.5 for...
In the present study, the effects of the heights and widths of the hexagonal fins, streamwise and spanwise distances between fins, and flow velocity on the heat and pressure-drop characteristics were investigated using the Taguchi experimental-design method. Nusselt number and friction factor...
Official statistics estimate that almost two billion people worldwide have no direct access to electrical networks. Afar from decision centers and having limited political influence, isolated consumers are often abandoned, facing a dramatically insufficient infrastructure situation. In this...
Reducing energy demand in the residential sector is an important problem worldwide. This study focused on the awareness of residents to energy conservation and on the potential of reducing energy demand through energy-saving activities. To carry out quantitative analysis, an on-line interactive...
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