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J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2018, 6(1), 18; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse6010018

Construction of a Static Model for Power Generation of OTEC Plant Using Uehara Cycle Based on Experimental Data

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Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Saga University, 1 Honjo-machi, Saga 840-8502, Japan
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Institute of Ocean Energy, Saga University, 1 Honjo-machi, Saga 840-8502, Japan
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Received: 28 December 2017 / Revised: 2 February 2018 / Accepted: 12 February 2018 / Published: 15 February 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion)
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This paper considers the construction of a static model for the power generation of an ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) plant using Uehara cycle. The model is constructed based on experimental data obtained from an actual experimental OTEC plant. In this paper, two kinds of static models are proposed. In both models, the relations among significant quantities are represented by polynomials. The polynomials are determined via least squares for experimental data, and the orders of polynomial which minimize the integral of absolute error between experimental data and simulation results of power generation are adopted. The usefulness and limitations of the proposed models are evaluated by simulation results. View Full-Text
Keywords: ocean thermal energy conversion; Uehara cycle; integral of absolute error; static model; least squares ocean thermal energy conversion; Uehara cycle; integral of absolute error; static model; least squares
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Matsuda, Y.; Yoshitake, T.; Sugi, T.; Goto, S.; Morisaki, T.; Yasunaga, T.; Ikegami, Y. Construction of a Static Model for Power Generation of OTEC Plant Using Uehara Cycle Based on Experimental Data. J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2018, 6, 18.

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