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Special Issue "Carnot Cycle and Heat Engine Fundamentals and Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2019.
Interests: thermodynamics; energy; environment; economy; optimization
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Engineering thermodynamics has been advancing, particularly since the sixties. A first step was the consideration of endoreversible engines, and reverse corresponding configurations. These phenomenological approaches are currently being improved, considering dissipative mechanisms, in order to represent more precisely the global performance of the system. More and more complex systems are being considered (for example, cascades, co- or trigeneration).
The optimization of systems and processes requires clearly defining the objectives and constraints applied to them. The efficiency concept is central to that. Three main aspects are related to particular fundamentals or engineering situations:
- fundamental physical criteria;
- environmental concerns;
- economic concerns.
The state-of-the-art of these aspects will be developed in this Special Issue. In fact, we note that cycles and engines are inspiring research in new fields, in order to, for example, reverse cycle machines and living systems, also at the nano and cosmological scale. These new areas of thermodynamics will also be considered.
Prof. Dr. Michel Feidt
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Carnot Engine
- Finite Time Thermodynamics
- Finite Speed Thermodynamics
- Finite Physical Dimension Thermodynamics