Design parameters of a solar-driven heat engine

Goktun S.

ENERGY SOURCES, vol.18, no.1, pp.37-42, 1996 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00908319608908744
  • Journal Name: ENERGY SOURCES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Applied Science & Technology Source, Environment Index, Public Affairs Index
  • Page Numbers: pp.37-42
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


Maximum power and efficiency are treated at the maximum power output of an internally and externally irreversible solar-driven power plant heat engine. It was found that the thermal efficiency depends on the cycle-irreversibility parameter for a given value of reservoir temperature ratio. It was also concluded that the external irreversibility parameter must be less than 1.0 for maximum power output.