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Entropy 2003, 5(5), 519-530; doi:10.3390/e5050519
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Effect of Heat Leak and Finite Thermal Capacity on the Optimal Configuration of a Two-Heat-Reservoir Heat Engine for Another Linear Heat Transfer Law

1, 1,* , 1 and 2
1 Faculty 306, Naval University of Engineering, Wuhan 430033, P. R. China 2 Mechanical Engineering Department, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD21402, USA
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 12 November 2002 / Accepted: 22 May 2003 / Published: 31 December 2003
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Entropy Generation in Thermal Systems and Processes)
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Abstract

Based on a model of a two-heat-reservoir heat engine with a finite high-temperature source and bypass heat leak, the optimal configuration of the cycle is found for the fixed cycle period with another linear heat transfer law . The finite thermal capacity source without heat leak makes the configuration of the cycle to a class of generalized Carnot cycle. The configuration of the cycle with heat leak and finite thermal capacity source is different from others.
Keywords: finite time thermodynamics; heat engine; optimal configuration finite time thermodynamics; heat engine; optimal configuration
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Zheng, T.; Chen, L.; Sun, F.; Wu, C. Effect of Heat Leak and Finite Thermal Capacity on the Optimal Configuration of a Two-Heat-Reservoir Heat Engine for Another Linear Heat Transfer Law. Entropy 2003, 5, 519-530.

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