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The application of exergy analysis to air cycle plants.

Author(s) : MCGOVERN J. A., MURPHY S.


Expressions for quantifying the exergy destruction rates within air cycle plants are presented, along with expressions for calculating the overall rational efficiency of a refrigeration or heat pump plant and the rational efficiencies of plant components. The structure of an air cycle plant is described in terms of exergy interactions; for analysis purposes, it was transformed to eliminate recycles. Brief details are given of appropriate theories from exergoecononomics.

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  • Original title: The application of exergy analysis to air cycle plants.
  • Record ID : 1995-2069
  • Languages: English
  • Source: New Applications of Natural Working Fluids in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
  • Publication date: 1994/05/10
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