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Thermodynamic analysis of combined diesel engine and absorption refrigeration unit-naturally aspirated diesel engine

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Brian Agnew


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An analysis based on the laws of thermodynamics has been used to establish the amount of net work, efficiency, and the temperature of exhaust gases of a diesel engine (ideal cycles) as a function of pressure ratio and temperature ratio of the cycle. As a result the magnitude of the thermal energy available and the energy recoverable from the exhaust gases to drive an absorption refrigeration unit have been calculated. The variations of efficiency and net work of the diesel engine at different configurations as a function of cycle pressure ratio are given, a diagram has also been plotted for the amount of cooling capacity available for air-conditioning purposes. © 1997 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Author(s): Mostafavi M, Agnew B

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Applied Thermal Engineering

Year: 1997

Volume: 17

Issue: 5

Pages: 471-478

Print publication date: 01/05/1997

ISSN (print): 1359-4311

ISSN (electronic): 1873-5606

Publisher: Pergamon


DOI: 10.1016/S1359-4311(96)00036-1


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