Optimization of a solar-driven irreversible Carnot heat engine at maximum power output

Goktun S.

ENERGY SOURCES, vol.19, no.7, pp.661-664, 1997 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00908319708908880
  • Journal Name: ENERGY SOURCES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.661-664
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


By employing the energetic optimization technique, the optimum performance of an irreversible Camel heat engine system driven by a corrugated sheet collector is investigated at maximum power output. The maximum overall efficiency of the system is expressed in terms of the operating parameter of the collector and the cycle-irreversibility parameter of the heat engine.