Evaluation of the maximized power of a regenerative endoreversible Stirling cycle using the thermodynamic analysis
Energy Conversion and Management
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, K.N Toosi University, Tehran, Iran; Institut de Recherche en Génie Chimique et Pétrolier (IRGCP), Paris Cedex, France; Thermodynamics Research Unit, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Howard College Campus, King George V Avenue, Durban 4041, South Africa
In this communication, the optimal power of an endoreversible Stirling cycle with perfect regeneration is investigated. In the endoreversible cycle, external heat transfer processes are irreversible. Optimal temperature of the heat source leading to a maximum power for the cycle is detained. Moreover, effect of design parameters of the Stirling engine on the maximized power of the engine and its corresponding thermal efficiency is studied. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Design parameters; Endoreversible cycles; External heat transfer; Ideal regenerative; Optimal temperature; Power; Thermal efficiency; Thermo dynamic analysis; Multiobjective optimization; Stirling engines; Thermoanalysis; Stirling cycle