Optimal performance of an irreversible refrigerator with three heat sources (IRWTHS)

Goktun S.

ENERGY, vol.22, no.1, pp.27-31, 1997 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0360-5442(96)00090-4
  • Journal Name: ENERGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.27-31
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


An IRWTHS may be treated as a combined cycle of a finite-size irreversible Carnot heat engine driving an irreversible Carnot refrigerator. This system is analyzed using finite-time thermodynamics. The combined effects of finite-rate heat transfer and internal dissipation on optimal performance have been investigated. Copyright (C) 1996 Elsevier Science Ltd.