Advisor

Mago, Pedro J.

Committee Member

Chamra, Louay M.

Committee Member

Hodge, B. Keith

Date of Degree

1-1-2006

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Degree Name

Master of Science

College

College of Engineering

Department

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Abstract

This thesis discusses the thermoeconomic modeling and simulation of micro-CHP systems powered by various prime movers. Micro Cooling, Heating, and Power (micro-CHP) is becoming an increasingly important energy option as the demand for electrical power as well as heating and cooling for buildings increases worldwide. Micro-CHP has the potential to increase the total energy efficiency for cooling, heating, and powering residences, offices, and other relatively small buildings by using waste thermal energy from electricity production to deliver heating and cooling. Calculation methodologies are presented for the different components of micro CHP systems using thermodynamic cycles and mass and energy balances. System performance characteristics are calculated and compared for different prime movers using various fuels. Performance characteristics that are compared include fuel consumption, monthly energy savings, and system energy efficiencies.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/19192

Comments

Brayton cycle||Otto cycle||internal combustion engine||microturbine||cogeneration

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