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Entropy 2007, 9(4), 186-197; doi:10.3390/e9040186
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On Optimization of a Non-Endorreversible Curzon-Ahlborn Cycle

Área de Física de Procesos Irreversibles, DCBI, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana- Atzcapotzalco, Av. San Pablo 180, Col Reynosa, 02200, D. F., México
Received: 27 August 2007 / Revised: 6 October 2007 / Accepted: 17 December 2007 / Published: 21 December 2007
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Abstract

A non-endoreversible Curzon and Ahlborn cycle is analyzed by introducing afactor of non-endoreversibility. The form of power output and ecological function, andthe role of this factor is discussed. The Gutkowics-Krusin, Procaccia and Ross method tobuild a general expression for both the power output and the ecological function for thiscycle is used. A numerical analysis of these expresions is made and the results arecompared with other kind of approaches found in the literature of finite timethermodynamics.
Keywords: efficiency; finite time thermodynamics; non-endoreversible cycle efficiency; finite time thermodynamics; non-endoreversible cycle
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Ladino-Luna, D. On Optimization of a Non-Endorreversible Curzon-Ahlborn Cycle. Entropy 2007, 9, 186-197.

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