Abstract: In recent decades, the approach known as Finite-Time Thermodynamics has provided a fruitful theoretical framework for the optimization of heat engines operating between a heat source (at temperature ) and a heat sink (at temperature ). The aim of this paper is to propose a more complete approach based on the association of Finite-Time Thermodynamics and the Bond-Graph approach for modeling endoreversible heat engines. This approach makes it possible for example to find in a simple way the characteristics of the optimal operating point at which the maximum mechanical power of the endoreversible heat engine is obtained with entropy flow rate as control variable. Furthermore it provides the analytical expressions of the optimal operating point of an irreversible heat engine where the energy conversion is accompanied by irreversibilities related to internal heat transfer and heat dissipation phenomena. This original approach, applied to an analysis of the performance of a thermoelectric generator, will be the object of a future publication.
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Dong, Y.; El-Bakkali, A.; Descombes, G.; Feidt, M.; Périlhon, C. Association of Finite-Time Thermodynamics and a Bond-Graph Approach for Modeling an Endoreversible Heat Engine. Entropy 2012, 14, 642-653.
Dong Y, El-Bakkali A, Descombes G, Feidt M, Périlhon C. Association of Finite-Time Thermodynamics and a Bond-Graph Approach for Modeling an Endoreversible Heat Engine. Entropy. 2012; 14(4):642-653.
Dong, Yuxiang; El-Bakkali, Amin; Descombes, Georges; Feidt, Michel; Périlhon, Christelle. 2012. "Association of Finite-Time Thermodynamics and a Bond-Graph Approach for Modeling an Endoreversible Heat Engine." Entropy 14, no. 4: 642-653.